gummi Chandelier ii in detail

gummi Chandelier ii in detail
Inside the gummi bear Chandelier Jr.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Ok, this is probably the most irritating picture I've posted here, but it is damn interesting!!
I heard of things like this happen in US a lot, but never expect liberal Euro to shut down an art show due to political/religious intolerance.

It is a portrait of the Pope Benedict XVI by Italian sculptor Paolo Schmidlin, titled "Miss Kitty." His looking like a drag queen reads to me as the metaphor of Catholic churches' non-stop molestation scandals. The title was changed before the show opens to prevent political intervention. Mayor of Milan shut down the gay show "Vade retro:ARTE E OMOSESSUALITA'. Da von Gloeden a Pierre et Gilles" in a instance; right wingers were in rage while the gallery was force to stop selling any posters/merchandises they designed for the show.
Still have to think of Euro liberal, because politicians in US don't look at art at all, with the exception of patriotic theme and Thomas Kinkade.

I assume this show does not include celebrity gay artists like David Hockey, or it will be promoted instead of demolished. Of course, again, women artists are the first one to be the target, which turned around to bring Miss Schmidlin a fortune with all the attention. It reminded me of numerous artworks that were censored due to nudity involved. Sadly for the viewers who were sacrificed by the "chosen" few, innocent people will never know what our bodies look like. It is assumed that watching violent actions on TV is inevitable, but watching one's own body is indefinitely forbidden!

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