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A Park, Without

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Seems a shame to type out a bunch of babble when dealing with a great, well-written speech like the one David Rhodes recently gave at the School of Visual Arts, which has been republished over at AIGA’s site under the title Art, Censorship, and Courage, so we’ll keep this brief. The jumping off point for Rhodes onto larger themes of censorship and the whos and hows and whats of its function, is the recent rule mandated by the NY Parks Department restricting art from public display that doesn’t “demonstrate a proper resepect for public morals, or conduct or that includes material that is political, sexual, or religious in nature.” It’s a powerful read, so without further blab, we’ll let you to it.

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