Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dressing up David: Creative Protest

As part of the recent crackdown on "indecent" content on the Internet, the Chinese government has ordered the deletion of the pictures of some famous Renaissance art from Chinese web sites. To protest it, a creative citizen in Shanghai started a project to dress up historic paintings and sculptures and posted the "decent" version of the artwork on the web. It's hilarious yet powerful: some deleted art has reappeared on Chinese web sites. But now it's the "decent" version that has been censored.

For more info about China's grassroots protest against Internet censorship, check out this BBC story (in Chinese).

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