The Art Of The (Anti-)Matter

This full-page ad appeared in yesterday’s New York Times:

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The Art To Fight Violence website says only this about the initiative.


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But go to the Googletron and you’ll find this (via the Huffington Post):

Controversial Art Project Addressing Violence Against Children Is Censored By Facebook (NSFW PHOTOS)

Cuban artist and creative director Erik Ravelo is used to having his artwork censored. He was, after all, the man behind United Colors of Benetton’s UnHate campaign, which featured doctored photos of world leaders making out.

Yet his newest project, a personal artwork unrelated to his career as a creative director, has managed to spark even more controversy “I had people writing me, threatening me,” he said in a phone conversation with the Huffington Post. “At first the project was fun but it got a little out of hand.”


“Los Intocables,” which translates to “The Untouchables,” is what Ravelo refers to as a “human installation,” featuring a variety of issues plaguing children around the world. “The right to childhood should be protected,” Ravelo writes on his website, a theme driving the visually disturbing works.

Disturbing is putting it mildly.

Putting the ad in the New York Times is, well, disrupting.

Let us know if we’ve missed anything.


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