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Artists who are pissed off!

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Comment by Garrett Lynch on October 25, 2011 at 11:31
Response from Artreview about the petition against censorship on user profiles has not been forthcoming. 


Artreview have been informed of the petition by email and recorded delivery letter which they accepted so we now know they are aware of this.  It seems Artreview care very little about this issue or the concerns of their community, at least not enough to have the courtesy to form a statement and update their community, an update they promised in the initial announcement.  Active members who are genuinely concerned about this now have two choices:

1) Increase the pressure on Artreview to make some statement;
2) Or more severely to pull out of Artreview, after all without members Artreview won't have a community.

If you chose the former I have made the letter sent to Artreview available online for anyone to download, sign with their details and post to Artreview in London.  Here it s in .doc and .rtf formats:


The latter is and should be your personal choice.
Comment by Garrett Lynch on October 1, 2011 at 21:45

Members, I have now formally forwarded the petition on censorship to Artreview.com as an email (below).  If no response is received I will also forward the petition by post.  Hopefully we will have a positive respond soon.




Dear Artreview.com

As a representative of a number of members of the artreview community, subscribers to the magazine and users of the website, I would like to draw your attention to a petition objecting to the censorship of our art dictated by your ISP as stated in your community announcement of the 6th of September 2011.


We feel that this is yet another example of creative expression suppressed by the rules and regulations of corporate institutions and does not reflect or demonstrate understanding of the long traditions, histories and well established thematic and theoretic concerns of art.  Nudity in art has, is and will continue to be a subject matter of significant importance which reflects many of the concerns of the human condition.  We feel that it is poor form that you, a well established contemporary art magazine who itself has supported cutting edge and sometimes controversial art are allowing your provider to dictate what is 'acceptable' art and surprised that you have not considered how this issue might be dealt with as your online community grew. 

We understand that you have a contractual relationship with your ISP who regulate use of its servers and will be unlikely to effect change of their policies and so request that you consider changing your ISP to a more art community friendly provider rather than censor and possibly stunt what is a blossoming community.  In addition we request a statement from Artreview.com confirming how this issue is being resolved and as indication of support for artists' rights, your community members, to choose their modes of expression.

We hope that this petition will be seen by you as it is intended, an indication of concern on your community members part and that you will protect your constituency.

Garrett Lynch

Comment by Larry Caveney on September 11, 2011 at 15:49
Comment by Garrett Lynch on September 7, 2011 at 12:05
In response to Artreviews community announcement of user content censorship on the 6th of September I have created an online petition to gauge interest in how the community feel about this.  To read the full details of the email (you have by now most likely received a copy of this in your email) and sign the petition point your browser to:


Please forward this to lists, family, friends, colleagues etc.

Comment by Larry Caveney on August 5, 2011 at 17:12
Comment by Larry Caveney on August 5, 2011 at 17:05
Comment by mike hinc on June 22, 2011 at 11:45
I agree with you on God's creation Tom. Just how pissed off was he when he drew out the coast of Norway!
Comment by michael blutto on May 17, 2011 at 10:04

I agree. All weekend this spam has been annoying me. SPAM IS NOT NICE. Why do you do this ABED MALHAS? - Is there something wrong with you? you make enemies  not friends. Please stop spamming.

Comment by mike hinc on May 17, 2011 at 9:05
Respect? Kindly respect other people on this social network by not spamming them for days on end with hair brained nonsense designed to promote you and your name not the causes you so blithely espouse. How do you imagine this unrealizable garbage you are spouting helps anyone? You alienate and irritate, nothing more. If you want to help the world just shut the f*ck up and stop spamming. And please don't call me your "friend". Ever.
Comment by mike hinc on May 16, 2011 at 13:18
Now I'm really pissed off. Piss off ABED MALHAS and stop spamming/ Why are you doing this? What do you imagine it achieves? Cretinous......

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