At the beginning of this year, the Satanic Temple of New York revealed its designs for a monument of the devil. Proposed to be placed on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol, it is a challenge to the permission of religious viewpoints on the grounds represented by the granite monument of the Ten Commandments there since 2009. The statue — now lodged in a secret Red Hook warehouse while its future remains in limbo — depicts a seated goat-headed Baphomet, with two children at its side, and even a place for visitors to sit on Satan’s lap.
An exhibition of Parks’ rare color photographs, entitled “Gordon Parks: Segregation Story,” will go on view this fall at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The photos capture a particularly disturbing moment in American history, captured via the lives of an African American family, the Thorntons, living under Jim Crow segregation in 1950s Alabama. See all of the photos here.
In an ongoing case, Australian artist Paul Yore is facing child pornography charges following complaints concerning his work in a group show on view last year at Melbourne’s Linden Centre of Contemporary Arts. The art in question is part of Yore’s site-specific, large-scale installation “Everything is Fucked,” a tottering mountain of colorful bric-a-brac that viewers could enter.