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New York Museum Abolished Alejandro Jodorowsky's Exhibition on Possible Sexual Violence

Museo del Barrio, considered one of the largest Latin art institutions in New York, canceled the retrospective of an artist and director from Chile. Alejandro Jodorowsky after that The group of activists rejects several comments on sexual violence In the 1970s.

According to specialized media Artnet, a book published in 1972 on his avant-garde film "El Topo" (1970), led and performed by Iodorovsky. The artist said he was raped by his co-star Maru Lorenzio, while recording one scene.

"After she was heavy enough to get tired, I think" now my turn is to insert cameras "said Jodorovsky, according to an article published by the British newspaper Telegraph.

"And really … really … I rape her and she cried … Then she (Lorenzio) told me she was raped before", he added.

Decades later, in an interview in 2007 with Empire Jodorowsky, he changed his version of the facts and confirmed that the recorded sexual contact was real but agreed.

Later, according to the article Telegraph, he defended the social network Facebook, claiming to be at the beginning of his professional career "I used to say things to scare the interviewers".


Before El Museo del Barrio canceled his show El Topo was part of an organized retrospective.

It was the pressure caused by the East Harlem activist community, the Manhattan area, which houses the Latin American Museum, which forced the institution to respond to Jodorovsky's contradictory statements.

Opponents believe that the director's action cannot be protected just because the director worked on a work of art.

"This applies not only to art but also to the social factors of art"., Debbie Quiñones, one of the activists, said Art News.

Patrick Charpenel, director of Museo del Barrio, said Arnet had to analyze the behavior of "come to the conclusion that the exhibition is not the right platform at this time".

"We are determined to consider complex and complex issues, but we have a duty to do so in a way that creates dialogue and productive debate," he said.

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