Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Now and then

You don’t get much controversy surrounding art these days. Maybe reality TV has made us all unshockable or maybe the art museums are being more careful about what they show. The last protest against an artwork we can recall was at Te Papa and certainly shaped how that institution went on to deal with international art. And still here in Wellington there is a flicker of past passions. High on the apartment block opposite the Fryberg Pool a lone voice is protesting the mural that the Wellington City Council has had painted on the building’s façade.
Images: Top Protestors at Te Papa against the exhibition of Tania Kovat’s Virgin in a condom in the exhibition Pictura Britannica. Bottom. Protest against Victor Berezovsky mural Portal. Click the image for the full effect.