Indecent Exposure

September 14, 2010

The BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department is partnering with the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) for a series of events under the banner How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20, examining the long-range impact of the 1990 rules created by Congress to restrict the content of artworks funded by federal money.

As part of the NCAC’s schedule of panel discussions and film screenings, SVA is hosting Indecent Exposure: A Discussion and Screening of Films You are Unlikely to See Elsewhere on Monday, September 27, 6:30pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. This double-feature screening (which is part of the Art in the First Person series) includes Destricted (a collection of short films by visual artists Matthew Barney, Cecily Brown, SVA faculty member Marilyn Minter and Richard Prince, among others, all exploring the boundaries between pornography and art) and Larry Clark’s Ken Park, which has had limited distribution due to its controversial sexual content; the evening will also include a discussion with some of the filmmakers, including Marilyn Minter and Neville Wakefield.

Admission to the event is free. For more information on the NCAC and the How Obscene is This! series, which begins September 15, visit

Image: Marilyn Minter, Green Pink Caviar, ©2010 Marilyn Minter.

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