Sex toys and leather-clad men cause storm at student art gallery
Posted on July 22, 2009
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LEATHER-clad men and a tiny crucifix-shaped sex toy have been branded too hot by a Melbourne TAFE and removed from a student gallery.
First-year visual arts student Steven Carter says his collage, cut from free gay and music street magazines, was unfairly taken down from NMIT’s student gallery in Preston, the Moreland Leader reports.
“There is nothing pornographic about the collage … it is about the objectification of men,” said Carter, of Preston.
“If it had been a man with women, no one would have complained.”
“The work was removed (following the instruction from visual arts department head Peter Kartsounis) without anyone even asking me.”
NMIT associate director of arts and social sciences Peter Lamburd in Fairfield said that the piece was removed because teachers believed it would be offensive to some people.
Melbourne Herald Sun
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