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From: Parsifal
To: _ Prof. Jonez _
Date: 2007-03-31 10:10:18
Subject: Re: Chocolate Jesus exhibit cancelled

From: "Parsifal" <jeanpascalvachon{at}gmail.com>

On 31 Mrz., 16:52, "_ Prof. Jonez _" <thep...{at}jonez.net> wrote:
> Roger wrote:
> > Chocolate Jesus exhibit cancelled
> > Saturday, 31 March 2007, 08:08 GMT 09:08 UK
>
> > A New York art gallery has decided to cancel an exhibit of a chocolate
> > sculpture of Jesus Christ after protests by a US Catholic group.
>
> > The six-foot (1.8m) sculpture, entitled "My Sweet
Lord", depicts a
> > naked Jesus Christ with his arms outspread.
>
> > The sculpture, by artist Cosimo Cavallaro, was to have been displayed
> > from Monday at Manhattan's Lab Gallery.
>
> > The timing, over Easter Holy Week - the most important part of the
> > Christian year - provoked an outcry.
>
> > The Roger Smith Hotel housing the Lab gallery decided to cancel the
> > exhibition after the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
> > called for a boycott.
>
> > 'Strong-arming'
> > "We're delighted with the outcome," said Kiera
McCaffrey, spokeswoman
> > for the League.
>
> > Ms McCaffrey had called the exhibit "an assault on Christians".
>
> > "They would never dare do something similar with a chocolate statue
> > of the Prophet Mohammed naked with his genitals exposed during
> > Ramadan."
> > The Lab gallery's artistic director, Matt Semler, has offered his
> > resignation, saying the decision to cancel the exhibition was a
> > result of "strong-arming from people who haven't seen the show, seen
> > what we're doing.
> > "They jumped to conclusions completely contrary to our
intentions,"
> > he said.
> > Mr Semler said the timing of the exhibition - when Christians mark the
> > crucifixion and resurrection of Christ - was coincidental.
>
> > Canadian-born Mr Cavallaro is known for using food ingredients in his
> > art, on one occasion painting a hotel room in mozzarella cheese.
>
> > He used 200 pounds (90 kg) of chocolate to make the sculpture which,
> > unusually, depicts Jesus without a loincloth. It showed him suspended
> > in air with his arms spread wide, as if crucified.
>
> >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6513155.stm- Zitierten Text ausblenden -
>
> - Zitierten Text anzeigen -

USA, Afghanistan... same thing...

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