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You may devote the Michael Jackson exhibition?

Despite the new allegations against Michael Jackson, the Federal art and exhibition hall opened an exhibition about him. The work and the artist you have to disconnect, argues Director of Wolf.

Like a Prince in a knight's armor he rides on a white horse, two angels holding a Laurel wreath. Cheesy this image is, perhaps, the artist Kehinde Wiley wanted to know it to be so understood. Against the Background of the new abuse accusations against Michael Jackson, this picture appears almost grotesque.

No doubt, many of the pictures show the pop singer as an icon - all the prints of Andy Warhol. It was 1982, the first artist who painted a portrait of him. Then discovered other artists, the "King of Pop". The beginning of a similar personality cult in the art and in the media. Trying to show the exhibition.

A picture of the exhibition "Michael Jackson: On the Wall" in the Federal art hall in Bonn.

the arts and artists of each other

But more the cult of personality, if you make it in a exhibition? Artistic Director rein Wolfs is contrary to the.

I am of the opinion that you can not erase the cultural history, but have to comment that, in order to gain new insights for the future.

the work and the artist must be separated from each other. The music, his Performances and Videos should be allowed to be played. And just as you should deal also with the images of Michael Jackson.

How you act today, is left up to the viewer: The Elevation of the Stars on the images may now seem almost funny. Other paintings that distorted him, or as a horror figure, pose, get a whole new meaning.

music boycott of the radio station

Not everywhere you see that with such a distance. In Canada the media company Cogeco has decided for its 23 radio stations to play the music of Michael Jackson. Also in the Netherlands and Norway, some have taken the radio station, the music for the time being out of the program. In the UK, BBC 2 has taken the title from the transmitter.

Different in Germany. The public broadcasters such as the WDR, SWR or BR wait and see if there is a new legal assessment. Private radio stations such as Antenne Bayern want to separate the work and the artists from each other.

The discussion, as it is currently conducted, is not new. After the abuse allegations against R. Kelly, exiles, for example, Spotify, the music of the American rapper from the Playlist.

A sculpture in the exhibition "Michael Jackson: On the Wall" in the Federal art hall in Bonn.

morals as a new standard

Also, the allegations against Michael Jackson for a long time. When he was arrested in 2003 for the first time due to child abuse, boycotted radio stations his music. Nevertheless, the cult is not broke to him.

"Michael Jackson has become with the media age at the beginning of the 1980s to the Star," says rein Wolfs. The knew to take advantage of Michael Jackson and his marketing machine sent. "Today we are experiencing a moral modern times. The focus is on the abuse of power, sexual abuse, and Metoo." These are new standards. The Director of the Federal art and exhibition hall believes: "it took a Long time, until we got there, probably too long."

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