Saturday, May 06, 2006

Protest at the War Memorial! Noon, 5/6/06



















Today we protested at the Brooklyn War Memorial to protest the censorship of Plan B!

In attendance were 1st and 2nds year Brooklyn College MFA students, Art faculty - including the Art Department Chair and the Graduate Deputy, and various other supporters of our cause including Former Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Norman Siegel who spoke on behalf of the students and advised them on their plan of action. Siegal is a 1965 graduate of Brooklyn College.

The event was abundantly attended by the press (both print and television). The New York Times was there. Tonight coverage of our rally and our story will be on news channels 2, 4, 5, 9, and 11.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should be swelling with pride. And part of the courage you have already shown will now include withstanding and ignoring some of the ugliness that will be coming your way. Just remember, you are all veterans now, of the war for free expression.

And don't let Brooklyn College get away with leaving you twisting in the wind like this.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way of the newscasts it looks like another rally is imminent, to prohibit Brooklyn College from moving the work. People need to know that Moving the work to the SCHOOL is UNEXCEPTABLE!!!! and is in complete contradiction to their comments of Supporting the Artists freedom of Expression. THe school is infringing on the students free speech

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unexceptable? don't you mean unacceptable?

10:09 AM  
Anonymous dina sartz said...

I am an artist. I have seen the work. It's pretty poor "art" for the most part. Most of the "concepts" have been done to death since the 70's or so. Most of these redundant "concepts" are poorly executed. Shame on the professors. Shame on the students. It's lazy and it's insulting to the viewer. This is the reason that very little art from the last fifty years will have real lasting impact.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^
dont playa h8
particip8.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to Dina Sartz' comment.

The issue is not about good art vs. bad art. It is about freedom of expression. I am not even going to bother googleing Dina's name to check out her art. But I can say this- even if it is the worst I have ever seen, I would still say she has a right to show it. As an artist herself she should support other artists expressing themselves.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of "swelling with pride," how are the penises doing inside the memorial?

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Dina Sartz, Artist

That's quite an impressive observation you make. I mean the one about no art from the last 50 years having any lasting impact. And you really seem to know what you are talking about, seem to have a pretty good handle on the

Wow your art must be preety extraoredinary if it empowers you to dismiss in one barely literate sentence a 50 year period that has included Dabid Hockney,

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Dina Sartz, Artist

That's quite an impressive observation you make. I mean the one about no art from the last 50 years having any lasting impact. And you really seem to know what you are talking about, seem to have a pretty good handle on the range of art from the last 50 years you are dismissing.

Wow your art must be pretty extraoredinary if it empowers you to dismiss in one barely literate sentence a 50 year period that has included Dabid Hockney, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, de Kooning, Warhol, and on and on.

Actually your art is pretty good. I just did a web search and could find no evidence that you exist. This is an absolutely brilliant concept, minimalism taken to its ultimate extreme. No art as the ultimate critique on the art world.

I wonder if you might let some of us see your art (web site?) and judge for oursleves if you are soemone who has the standing to sweep away 50 years of masterful, creative work.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SNAP!

7:32 AM  

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