Saturday, October 17, 2009

City Council Race: What's All This About Big Dicks?

Posted By on Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 9:54 AM

ArtNet checks in on Tucson's Big Dick #1 art scandal that's become a swelling controversy in this year's City Council race:

It is easily the most pathetic attempt to restart the Culture Wars yet. Republican politicians in Tucson, Az., have put the local Museum of Contemporary Art in their crosshairs, attacking what they call a "sweetheart" deal the museum has with the city as it prepares to move into a new space in a repurposed firehouse. To whip up conservative ire, these same critics have resorted to that old standby, demonizing contemporary art as "pornographic" — though their chief example is a single work in a group show featured at the museum more than four years ago.

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