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April 17, 2008

Member News: China Rejects Worthington’s “Gateway to Hope”

Filed under: Member News — Nicholas @ 12:07 am

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Nancy Worthington’s artwork, is beingcensored from the International Women’s Exhibit, Her Presence in Colours VIII–Beijing 2008, taking place in April, 2008, at the China National Art Gallery. On March 25, 2008, Ms. Worthington received a phone call and e-mail from the Conservatory of Fine Arts (exhibition coordinators in Malaysia) telling her that “Gateway To Hope” was being censored by the China National Censorship Board because of its political context (although works by other artists, which contained political content such as opposition to the Iraqi war and Palestinian-Israeli conflict, were left in the show).

Nancy Worthington’s artwork was accepted in October 2007 into the exhibition organized by the International Women Artists – China (INWAA-China) and the Beijing Women Artists Association. Nancy Worthington is one of 8 artists representing the United States in this exhibition. Artists were asked to submit an artwork that “reflects an issue that is related to the theme: Dream of Peace.”

Ms. Worthington created “Gateway To Hope” specifically for the theme of world peace, and the image was posted on the Her Presence in Colours website (www.art-her.com) in January 2008, in the USA artists’ list. “Gateway To Hope” has now been replaced by “Elvis Solid Gold”–which has nothing to do with the exhibition theme. For more information: go to Nancy Worthington’s website at: www.domjoy.com and click on site news.

PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE TO OTHERS TO HELP EXPOSE THE CENSORSHIP

GATEWAY TO HOPE

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