Exhibition: Artist genitals beat Venice censor
16 June 2009
Vengeance is sweet. An exhibition entitled "100 artists' genitals" by Belgian artist Jacques Charlie, banned by the recent Venice Biennale, will be finally up and running at the Palais des Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Belgian newspaper Le Soir explains that Jacques Charlier has also planned further shows in Namur and Antwerp in Belgium, and also in other European cities like Belgrade, Bergen (Norway), Linz (Austria) Luxembourg and Metz (France). Chosen to represent the French-speaking community at Belgium's pavillion in Venice, the artist's censored work has caused much ink to flow in the Belgian press. "100 artists' genitals" is a series of drawings of imaginary genitals of well known artists, alive or dead, such as Christo's, wrapped in string.