Try to imagine the people so deeply offended by Harry Potter that they organized themselves, filed papers, lobbied politicians, and had that wizard brat banned from their public library. What the fuck is wrong with those people? Other freaks had The Color Purple, (Why? Too good?) Tom Sawyer, (Again, we honestly don't get it.) and other books banned. At "Banned and Recovered: Artists Respond to Censorship,"Ala Ebtekar, Favianna Rodriguez, Kara Maria, Victor Cartagena, and many other talents express themselves on this enervating subject. Each artist takes on one volume of banned literature, in sculpture, painting, and other media. Curator Hanna Regev coordinates the show, collaborating with the African American Museum and Library at Oakland, to which the exhibit moves Sept. 5-Dec. 31.
Mondays-Fridays. Starts: Aug. 15. Continues through Nov. 26, 2008