Sunday, June 09, 2013

The return of the censored artsy underwear

The more things change...
David Woodward, a Queen's University fine arts student, planned to display 10 pairs of underwear at a university donor appreciation event. But when he arrived, the Toronto Star reports school officials quickly told him to get rid of them before the event at the Kingston, Ontario, school began.
This is so old news in some many ways... sometime in the mid 1990s there was a Washington DC area artist, I can't recall her name, whose work consisted of exactly the same thematic idea, but in this case her own underwear (sexy, feminine things...) and of course it was censored. I recall this because I wrote a long article for the historic KOAN Magazine about it.

More than a decade later... the more they stay the same.