Justin Kirchoff, Fight Club, silver gelatin print
A coalition of artists, critics, academics and organizations has sent a letter to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan protesting the removal of photographs by artist Betsy Schneider from its recently opened exhibit “The Kids Are All Right.”
Schneider’s piece, “Quotidian,” documents the artist’s daughter growing up in a series of photographs in which the girl is nude. The work was removed in response to complaints about nudity, which proved to be very polarizing from the day the show opened, said Ruth Kohler the art center’s director.
The letter, sent by the National Coalition Against Censorship and co-signed by more than 30 people, asks the Kohler to stand by its initial curatorial decisions and return Schneider’s works to the exhibit, which is about changing notions of family.