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August 31, 2006

Canadian Cartoonist Marc Pageau Challenged on Holocaust Contest Entry

imageThe Sequential site has done a fine job tracking Canadian cartoonist Marc Pageau's involvement with the Holocaust Cartoon Exhibit currently on display in Tehran, ostensibly in response to the Danish Cartoons Controversy that began in Fall of 2005. This interview with Bryan Munn on various subjects finds Pageau in forthright mode concerning his aims in entering and the ideas behind the show. This morning the site notes a discussion on a message board in which Pageau participates. The interesting thing to me about the show is that it seems to me to have been portrayed as an exercise in one idea (tweaking the West's tolerance for Free Speech) while the reality of what's on display seems to embrace several (including Israeli policy concerning the Palestinians) -- not in a sneaky way, necessarily, but in the way all exhibitions take on different forms when they're assembled as opposed to the idea behind the assembling.
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