Two men who were detained and ejected from the National Portrait Gallery last month for displaying a censored video artwork inside the museum, are back. Hoo boy, are they back.
Michael Blasenstein and Michael Iacovone used an iPad to return censored work to the exhibit. Now they have a whole trailer, instead. Plus, they have the permits to do it, so they can’t be thrown out.
Their makeshift “Museum of Censored Art” will inhabit wo parking spaces outside the museum until “Hide/Seek” exhibit closes on Feb. 13. The video in question will be available for viewing inside.
“We will also have exhibits detailing the how the censorship happened, examining the roles of the pressure groups as well as the Smithsonian,” says Blasenstein.
On Tuesday, Jan. 11, Philippa Hughes’s Pink Line Project will host a fundraiser for Blasenstein and Iacovone at American Ice Company, 917 V St. NW, Washington, DC. For $10, protest supporters may enter a raffle for gift certificates from American Ice Company, Marvin, Room 11, and others. The happy hour will feature drink specials from 6 to 8 p.m. Click here to help them.