An exhibition called “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” opens later this week at the Brooklyn Museum, and includes a video by David Wojnarowicz that's got the Brooklyn Dioceses’s collars in a bunch.
The video includes a 12 second clip of ants crawling over a wooden crucifix. Last week Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio wrote a letter to the big wigs at the museum asking it not be included because it’s “offensive to many people of faith.” The Brooklyn Museum denied the request (unlike the pansies at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last year). Though upset that the show will go on uncensored, the Catholic League has stated they will not protest the grand opening. How nice of them.