Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Brooklyn College MFA Students and Attorneys Hold Press Conference to Announce Settlement of Lawsuit Against the City of New York


For press inquiries, please contact:
Marni Kotak

What: Press conference to announce settlement of lawsuit by Brooklyn College MFA students against the City of New York

Who: Brooklyn College MFA Students, Faculty and Attorneys Norman Siegel and Steven Hyman

Where: Law Offices of McLaughlin & Stern
260 Madison Avenue (Betw. 38th and 39th)
20th Floor
New York, NY

When: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The Brooklyn College Master of Fine Arts thesis show, Plan B, was suddenly shut down on Thursday, May 4, 2006, by Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner, Julius Spiegel, who deemed the work not "appropriate for families." In response to the shuttering of their exhibition, the students filed a lawsuit against the City of New York in federal court in June 2006 claiming first amendment violations and property damage.

The artists in the exhibition include: Carla Aspenberg, Jill Auckenthaler, John Avelluto, Zoe Cohen, David Davron, Susan C. Dessel, Carl James Ferrero, Carrie Fucile, Pamela Gordon, Yejin Jun, Diane Kosup, Marni Kotak, Augusto Marin, Akiko Mori, Christopher Moss, Sarah Phillips, Megan Piontkowski and Tamas Veszi.

For further information on Plan B and Plan C, visit http://plancensored.blogspot.com/.