Two Russian curators who angered the Russian Orthodox Church
with an exhibition that included images of Jesus Christ portrayed as Mickey Mouse and Vladimir Lenin
Monday of inciting religious hatred and fined, but escaped prison sentences.
The case of Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeyev
has been closely watched by human rights activists, says the Associated Press. The decision by a Moscow court could sidestep the possibility of an international outcry over imprisoning the two respected art-world figures, but is unlikely to stem concerns about the growing influence of the church
and the specter of Soviet-style censorship
Wednesday December 5, 2007 Art
Two judges ruled it was reasonable to conclude that the play “in context” could not be considered as blasphemous.
The picture, made by Iranian artist Sooreh Hera, is entitled Adam and Ewald and shows two gay men wearing masks of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and his son-in-law Ali.
“My Sweet Lord,” an anatomically correct milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ that infuriated Catholics before its April unveiling was canceled, returns Oct. 27 to a Chelsea art gallery, its creator said Tuesday. This time, artist Cosimo Cavallaro said he expects the public exhibit to proceed without a problem.
Friday August 31, 2007 Art
The artist behind a controversial work depicting terrorism mastermind Osama bin Laden morphing into Jesus today invited those considering her work to look a little more deeply than the obvious comparison of good and evil.
A planned Holy Week exhibition of a nude, anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ was canceled Friday after Cardinal Edward Egan and other outraged Catholics complained.
Tuesday April 11, 2006 Art
One of Scotland’s favourite paintings, Salvador Dali’s depiction of Jesus on the cross, has been dismissed as a “clever trick” and a “con” by leading art experts. Christ of St John of the Cross is one of the world’s most famous images of the crucifixion, and the painting, owned by Glasgow City Council since the early 1950s, was last year voted the most popular art work in Scotland. However, in a BBC documentary to be broadcast on Friday, Ian Gibson, one of Dali’s leading biographers, and William Crozier, a Scottish artist who once campaigned against Dr Tom Honeyman’s purchase of
Monday September 26, 2005 Art
Tate Britain Museum Pulls Artwork to Avoid Offending Religious Sensibilities After Bombings LONDON Sep 25, 2005 — The Tate Britain museum has removed a work made up of sacred texts from Christianity, Judaism and Islam torn and mounted on glass to avoid offending religious sensibilities following the July transit bombings in London, the museum said Sunday. The museum said it was particularly concerned that John Latham’s piece “God Is Great” could upset Muslims. It pulled the work from an exhibition of Latham’s art despite his objection. “Having sought wide-ranging advice, Tate feels that to exhibit the work in London in