RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 679693291 LA English T1 Jacques Charlier : 100 sexes d'artistes : press kit. A1 Charlier, Jacques,, Lunghi, Enrico,, Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium),, Biennale di Venezia, PB [Ministère de la communauté français] PP [Bruxelles] YR 2009 AB "The Belgian artist Jacques Charlier, whose exhibition "100 sexes d'artistes" (100 Artists' Genitals) was prohibited during the Venice Biennale, has taken his controversial show to the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. As Agence France-Presse reports, the exhibition features posters showing the imaginary caricatured genitalia of well-known artists, from Jeff Koons (deflated) to Christo (wrapped). The seventy-year-old Charlier was supposed to represent the Belgian francophone community in an "off" section of the Venice Biennale, but the show failed to obtain authorization, due to the sexual nature of the posters. "By censoring the project, the Biennale has prevented the public from being able to judge for itself," said a spokesperson for the Palais des Beaux-Arts. "The organization has taken on a denigrating attitude toward the artists concerned while limiting Jacques Charlier's artistic freedom." In Venice, the exhibition was finally shown on a boat that was docked on the Grand Canal. The Palais des Beaux-Arts is only the first stop in what promises to be a European tour, including stops at Namur and Anvers in Belgium, as well as Belgrade, Bergen, Linz, Luxembourg, and Metz. The show continues at the Palais des Beaux-Arts until September 13, with free entry."