Josh Azzarella’s Untitled #23 (Lynndied) was to be part of the canceled terror exhibition at the Chelsea Art Museum.
FOXNews.com runs a full report on the cancellation of Dialectics of Terror at the Chelsea Art Museum. A clip below.
A controversial art exhibition that includes disturbing images of Iraq bombings and Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison is looking for a new home after it was yanked from a major New York City art museum over concerns that it glorified terror.
“The Dialectics of Terror” — formerly called “The Aesthetics of Terror” — was scheduled to open at the Chelsea Art Museum in November. On Friday, however, the museum issued a press release saying the show would not go on and that its curator had quit for “personal reasons.”
Josh Azzarella's “Untitled #23 (Lynndied)” displays a well-known photograph of former Army reservist Lynndie England, who was convicted of abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq. But Azzarella’s work alters the image. In the original photograph, England points at the genitals of naked prisoners with one hand while giving a thumbs-up with the other, a cigarette hanging from her mouth.
To read the full piece click here. Notably, this is the last news source I expected to quote material found on this blog.