July 24, 2012
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In light of the current spate of criticisms hurled at MOCA, a startling censorship incident at the museum in May brings up a new series of questions about one of the museum’s corporate sponsors. During the museum’s Bring Your Own Beamer (B.Y.O.B.) event, artist Chris Silva was told to remove his projection because it featured a Peugeot race car, a competitor to Mercedes-Benz, one of the event’s sponsors. Whoops. But now, a few months later, it appears that everything is hunky-dory between Silva and Mercedes-Benz—and Silva might get an exhibition out of it.