Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship
at Georgia State University, January 10 — March 10, 2006
Georgia State University announces the exhibition Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship scheduled for early 2006 in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery.
Featured artists: Dread Scott, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sue Coe, Lynda Benglis, Andres Serrano, Karen Finley, Alma Lopez, John Trobaugh, John Jota Leaos, Benita Carr, Anita Steckel, Renee Cox, Gayla Lemke, Marilyn Zimmerman, John Sims, The Critical Art Ensemble, Eric Fischl, Tom Forsythe, Nancy Worthington, David Avalos, Scott Kessler, Louis Hock and Elizabeth Sisco.
A 150-page catalogue will document the exhibition, with essays by Richard Meyer, Svetlana Mintcheva, Andrew Cohen, Susan Richmond, Jon Lewis, Faith Wilding and Michael Landau with Lisa Kincheloe. “Moving beyond the shock factor of provocative art, we present art and ideas that may be viewed as controversial while encouraging an open dialogue about the vital role of freedom in creative expression,” says exhibition curator and gallery director Cathy Byrd.
The project is funded by a major grant from The Andrew Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with considerable local support from the Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, and the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Artists and Scholars Fund, the College of Law, the Ethics Center, Women’s Studies, African American Studies, the Department of Communications and additional private donors.
Contact: Cathy Byrd at email@example.com / 404.651.0489 /www.gsu.edu/artgallery
Digital images available on request.