">Name: "Forbidden Art" exhibit of previously barred artwork In Russia under investigation
Artist: Various artists who have had works barred from galleries through 2006.|
Confronting Bodies: Russian Orthodox Church leaders
Date of Action: 2007
Specific Location: Andrei Sakharov Museum and Public Center, Moscow
Description of Artwork: The exhibit contained various controversial artworks including fornicating homosexual soldiers, swear words, and close-ups of genitalia. However, the pieces most in question feature Vladimir Lenin's head placed on Jesus Christ and of faithful worshipping Mickey Mouse instead of Jesus Christ to a silhouette of the Virgin Mary and son filled with black caviar.
In 2003, the museum had similar charges brought against it over it's show, "Caution: Religion" which featured similar works blending pop culture with religion. For that incident they were fined.
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