Following a complaint from a member of the public, sections of Cecilia Fogelberg's exhibition featuring photographs of a male nude came under scrutiny. After some heated debate and a request by the City of Melbourne to cover the offending appendages, Next Wave agreed to cover the works. Neither Platform Artists Group nor the artist agree with this action but it has raised some serious discussion topics, especially in relation to artworks being considered in their broader contexts. Read The Age story that week here.
A public discussion and "unveiling" of the censored works will take place with the artist, Cecilia Fogelberg, the City of Melbourne and Next Wave at 5pm on Friday 30 June 2008 at Platform in Degraves Street Subway.