Andres Serrano says the theater canceled his film for being ‘pro-Trump’ –

A theater to host the artist’s UK premiere Andres Serranothe feature film of Insurrectionwhich is monitoring the riot at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021, canceled the event, allegedly due to the political content of the artwork.

Serrano say it art diary that the London Prince Charles Cinema, the venue which was scheduled to screen the film on Thursday, canceled the screening because they considered the film to be “pro-Trump”.

A representative for the theater could not immediately be reached to comment on Serrano’s claims. A representative for Serrano did not immediately respond to ART newsrequest to verify this email.

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The artist attributed Leicester Square Cinema’s decision to pull the planned screening as a “misinterpretation” of the film’s content.

Produced by the London-based organization apolitical, the film made its US debut in Washington DC in January. Lasting 75 minutes, the film collages taken from social media and other public platforms that depict the events of the attack on the Capitol. These images, some of which were originally broadcast live, are intercut with archival footage and video depicting Depression-era riots, Malcolm X, Fidel Castro, and more.

Trump has been a recurring subject in Serrano’s work. In 2004, Serrano photographed Trump, then a real estate mogul turned reality TV star known as the host of The apprentice—for the artist’s “America” photographic series. During Trump’s presidency in 2019, Serrano displayed a trove of Trump-related memorabilia numbering more than 1,000 items in a display at a former nightclub in New York City for an exhibit called “The Game: All Things Trump.”

Despite the cancellation of the original location, the film will still make its UK premiere in London this week as planned; a/political plans to hold a screening of the film on November 11 at St Johns Church in Hyde Park Crescent.

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