Thursday, December 2, 2010
David Wojnarowicz Video Pulled from National Portrait Gallery Exhibition
Having just watched this video for the first time, I gotta say, it's a pretty powerful work of art and as a christian, I don't feel offended at all by the image of ants crawling over a crucifix. It was part of a show at the smithsonian called “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture", and pulled because of opposition from some representatives and the director of the Catholic League. "Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League, an advocacy group, said A Fire in My Belly was “hate speech.” Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia said it was an “outrageous use of taxpayer money and an obvious attempt to offend Christians during the Christmas season”.
Seeing an image of ants crawling over a crucifix is gonna ruin your christmas season? Take a look for yourself, my Christmas season wasn't hurt in the least..