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I'm an arts management worker/ artist/ designer. I work at Accessible Arts in administration and bookkeeping, but also work on various freelance activities from photography to graphic design. I'm Associate Partner at the ARI, the Big Fag Press, board member of Runway Australian Experimental Art and occasionally work at Bailey and Yang Consultants. My creative work has often been driven by social issues and commentary. This blog started as a way of documenting research for my honours year at uni, which I have continued, in order to gather inspiration for future artistic practice.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Controversial Advertisments

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This advertisement for D & G's spring/ summer 2007 collection was pulled from circulation after both the Spanish and Italian governments demanded a withdrawal because the ad represented this woman in a situation that had elements of violence against women, and a submissive woman in the hands of male domination.

I completely agree with these statements. What message are we sending to the public here? D &G labelled the objections "a bit backward". Should we be moving forward to male domination and violence?

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