Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Zahra Kazemi is the new Roadsworth


First there was (is) L'Affaire Roadsworth, and now the city is screwing up again. This time they decided to censor Zahra Kazemi's photos. Read about it here. (Hmmm, maybe the CBC arts coverage is getting better, two links from me, in one week!)

From what I understand, the Cote Saint Luc library asked Mr. Hashemi to exhibit his mother's photographs there, and then took them down after receiving one (yes, that's right, one, un, uno, 1) complaint. (I'd love to see how much that person donated to Mayor Robert Libman's campaign.)

As we've been through this drill before, can I suggest that you email Mr. Libman, and tell him what you think? (aww heck, his phone number is: (514) 485-6936 give him a call)

And then, if you'd like to see Ms. Zahra Kazemi's photos, click here, ok? Thanks.

Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I've spoken with St├ęphan Hashemi (or Stephan Hachemi, I'm confused as to how he spells his name) and am attempting to get the exhibit of his mother's photographs here, as soon as possible.

Lastly, Roadsworth's next court date is June 20, less than 2 weeks away...

OK, one more thing, sorry, can I point out to you that the city just spent an awful lot of time consulting the public on the cultural policy for the city, and then gave Richard Florida $250,000 to shout to the world how Montreal is the best place in the world for artists to live. Umm threatening to throw artists in jail and censoring exhibits ain't exactly the best way to go about doing that.

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