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Censorship has been a hot-topic, no matter what the medium is. Last week, MACBA’s director Bartomeu Marí decided to cancel the show The Beast and The Foreign, due to Ines Doujak’s work , Not Dressed for Conquering that depicts former Spanish king Juan Carlos and Bolivian Labor leader Domitila Chúngara during a sodomy act with a dog on SS Helmets. After four days, the museum decided to open the show and the latest news is the resignation of the director.

Curated by Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Paul B. Preciado and Valentín Roma, the exhibition hosts other compelling works by Masist Gül (presented by Banu Cennetoğlu and Philippine Hoegen), Ghasem Hajizadeh, Jan Peter Hammer, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, León Ferrari and more by criticising the relations of dominance and contemplating on the metaphors of the binary of white-heterosexual-male and the others. The main question of the show is crucial to think about: “Is sovereignty possible beyond power? Can sovereignty occur by questioning these relations of dominance?”

The Beast and the Sovereign
16 October 2015-17 January 2016
MACBA Barcelona

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