Aug 9, 2011

CCP Art Exhibit 'Kulo' Closed Due to Threats

Due to threats being received by the artists and CCP officers, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) closed the art exhibit "Kulo", Tuesday (August 9, 2011).

The controversial artwork photos and sculpture particularly the "Polytheism" of Medeo Cruz (UST) received negative criticisms from Filipino citizens.

Quoted from the statement of CCP,

"Due to numerous emails, text messages and other letters sent to various offficers of the CCP, and to the artists themselves, with an increasing number of threats to persons and property, the members of the Board of the Cultural Center of the Philippines have decided to close down the Main Gallery where the Kulo Exhibit is on display. This decision was made amidst controversy and deliberation by the Board as to what steps are necessary to avoid future similar incidents. The CCP shall continue to act as catalyst for free expression of Filipino artists. It thanks all those who have, in one way or another, contributed to the dialogue about art, and the different ways it affects society today."

Meanwhile, Medeo Cruz is not yet giving his official statements regarding the issue.

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