“A couple days ago we had to take down Kat Thorsen’s exhibit at 689 Espana (pictured left), the by post street in-house artist’ due to complaints of the content (nudity, language etc) from the building.
This is the perfect opportunity for us to start the conversation: What are your thoughts on modern day censorship? Are you offended by the images? Do you hate them, like them or love them? Leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your reactions. We’d LOVE to hear from you!”
Comments to date:
… and let there be more of such beauty, too …. -E.V— Wow, really? That is really unfortunate. Your art is amazing and should be shared. My girls and I peered thru the widows the other day, such great work Kat. Vancouverites can be so bland sometimes…sheesh! – A. B. — ??? baffled – S.P. — That is very sad news. -J.S. — This does not make sense. – L.K. — Was just reading the post re: censorship of your exhibit. I can’t fucking believe it! Seriously? What could possibly offend anyone about the images? Kat, your art is profound and the story of how your art is created is even more profound. But there is obviously a place where you are pushing boundaries for people. I do find life is most interesting at the bleeding edge of the wedge. Curiosity gets me through craziness. But underneath my curiosity (or maybe riding above it) is just frustration at limited thinking. Censorship without dialogue? I’m also curious – was there consensus? Who was behind the complaint? How many voices were heard? – L.M. — Utterly ridiculous. That’s the crazy thing about naked bodies- we all have one. How is that offensive? Someone needs to lighten up. Sad that in a supposedly liberal and open minded city we still have people attempting to shame people for artistic expression. – J.L. — THIS BLOWS. N.T. — Ugh. Our building is so bland now… – S.H. —