Thursday, July 8, 2010

CBC News - Art & Design - Russians on trial for inciting hatred with art

Andrei SakharovImage via Wikipedia

CBC News - Art & Design - Russians on trial for inciting hatred with art: "Yury Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeyev, curators of the exhibit Forbidden Art at the Sakharov Museum, face a prison sentence of up to three years on charges related to the show.

Several paintings in the 2007 exhibit at the human rights centre named after dissident physicist Andrei Sakharov depicted Jesus Christ. In one, Jesus appears to his disciples as Mickey Mouse, and in another his head is replaced by an image of the Lenin medal."