Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Just say no

Know you’ll want to be alerted to the news that John Mills has been elected president of the Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc. Mills was arrested in 1998 when Te Papa made its first and only foray into International contemporary art. The arrest was for his silent protest at the inclusion of Tania Kovat’s Virgin in a condom in the exhibition Pictura Britannica. Ian Wedde (a senior manager of Te Papa at the time) said that future exhibitions to be shown at Te Papa would need to be subject to risk assessment. And so they were.