Friday, July 11, 2008

“Meat After Meat Joy” to remain on view, despite PETA complaint

Pierre Menard Gallery in Cambridge does not plan to cut short the run of its current exhibit “Meat After Meat Joy” after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called on the gallery Wednesday to shut down the show, gallery director Nathan Censullo tells me. The group was upset by the use of actual meat in several works in the exhibition.

“There’s no work here that’s antagonistic,” Censullo says. “If anything the majority of the work is very respectful to meat in our culture.”

Censullo is sympathetic to PETA’s concerns about cruelty to animals, and argues that “Meat After Meat Joy” does not engage in that, but rather much of the artwork considers meat in our society in ways that he believes reflects the group’s views.


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