Art censorship on a slippery slope
I am, from time to time, extremely proud of The Post, but I had never been so much as while reading Philip Kennicott’s article on the “Hide/Seek” controversy. What a pleasure to read something that tells the story exactly right. No euphemisms — only strong, solid words that describe the situation accurately. Words such as “nadir,” “disaster,” and “tactically, strategically and historically stupid.”
Mr. Kennicott’s recommendations were also accurate: Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough should resign, and AA Bronson’s photograph should be removed.
Right-wing critics are constantly warning about “slippery slopes.” Well, removal of the Wojnarowicz video was surely the beginning of a slippery slope. Where will it lead? Perhaps removal of the show’s “Men Reading” painting because — who knows? — those two well-dressed and proper men might be thinking unprintable thoughts about each other.
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