The Violators: Important NYC exhibition showcases Queer art targeted by social media censorship
About a month ago FKIN (A)rt Friday introduced you to New York City artist Gio Black Peter.
We're back to let you know that Gio has curated an imporant group show featuring some of the best queer artists on the scene:
Studio UZI is proud to present:
July 27 - August 13, 2018
A group exhibition featuring 15 Queer artists whose works have been targeted by censorship on social media.
Alex La Cruz, Anne Lamb, Ari Fraser, Bruce LaBruce, Damien Blottiere, Gio Black Peter, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, Natasha Gornik, Oliver Sarley, Paco Y Manolo, Ruben Esparza, Slava Mogutin, Stuart Sandford, Timothy Hill
RSVP for the address to StudioUZInyc@gmail.com
Letter from Gio Black Peter
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"What kind of content posted on social media warrants having your account deactivated? Who determines genitalia too offensive for the general public to view while simultaneously approving images of let’s say, the Trump clan propping up the head of an elephant that they just murdered? At what point did we as a society decide that images of violence are acceptable but nudity and sexuality should be shunned?..." continue reading on the Studio UZI "The Violators" webpage.
Read the interview with Gio Black Peter on Conde Naste's LGBTQ blog, Them.us.
Note: Hardly a stereotypical opening (bored people, bad wine), this one is going to be a scene, with live performances, screenings, a documentary TV crew, and hundreds of people. Details are on the webpage. Thought it's an important show, consider checking it after tonight. Show runs through August 13. Be sure to RSVP for the location to StudioUZInyc@gmail.com.
The blog teaser image at top, left is the censored version of a work by Oliver Sarley. Below are several more examples from The Violators show of art that has been censored by social media along with the orginal art. The final image is the uncensored art by Oliver Sarley.
Social media censored art by Paco y Manolo
Uncensored art by Paco y Manolo
Social media censored art by Anne Lamb