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SA artist claims censorship, releases ‘Your Mom’ balloons

ARTNEWS | Nate Freeman:

Upon entering the contemporary pier of the Armory Show on Wednesday, the first thing fair attendees saw was a gigantic board hanging from the ceiling that proclaims, in bold letters, “ALL SO FUCKING AFRICAN.” Further complicating things was what’s installed below it: a teddy bear in a black T-shirt and an Oakland Raiders cap holding a cluster of black balloons that float a few feet above, each sporting that eternal insult, “Your Mom.” The balloons are available to visitors, and soon after the fair opened, they started showing up everywhere, floating through the gigantic pier, and then eventually popping, sending a gunshot-like sound echoing through the fair… Read more

Image: A woman at the Armory Show carrying editions of Ed Young, titled Your Mom Balloon, 2016./©KATHERINE MCMAHON/ARTNEWS

2018-10-23T18:05:29+00:00