While Ferguson Family Is Used As U.N. Puppet France Puts On ‘Human Zoo’ Display

Posted: November 20, 2014 in Society and Culture

SOURCE: http://www.france24.com/en/20141119-human-zoo-exhibition-comes-paris-amid-racism-row-france-art/

SOURCE: https://newworldorderg20.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/globalists-and-associated-non-profit-use-micheal-brown-family-as-prop/


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‘Human zoo’ exhibition comes to Paris amid racism row

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By Tony TODD , Charlotte BOITIAUX

2014-11-19

“Exhibit B”, an art show featuring black actors in cages which was cancelled by London’s famed Barbican Centre in September, is set to open in the French capital later this month sparking furious protests.

The controversial work, created by white South African artist Brett Bailey, is supposed to be a thought-provoking look at the 19th-and 20th-century practice of exhibiting people from the colonies in human zoos for public amusement.

The exhibition is due to open at the Théatre Gérard Philipe at Saint Denis, and the Centquatre cultural centre in northern Paris at the end of November. Both venues are in areas with high non-white populations.

Bailey insists “Exhibit B” aims to improve awareness of the racism of Europe’s colonial past, while challenging viewers to question their role as voyeurs in contemporary human tragedies (one of the “tableaux” features a modern-day asylum seeker bound to an aeroplane seat with gaffer tape).

But not everyone agrees.

A petition has been launched in Paris – mirroring a successful appeal in the UK – for the exhibition to be cancelled on the grounds that it is just as racist as the colonial-era human zoos it purports to condemn.

“The idea that a human zoo of this type … can be used as a vehicle to reduce racism is ridiculous,” petition organisers – “Contre Exhibit B” – wrote on appeals website change.org.

“This exhibition is an insult to the people living in the areas where the exhibition is to be shown who are forced to confront and understand racism on a daily basis.

“Freedom of expression is not a good enough justification for our cultural centres to put on this kind of horror show.”

Storm of protest

‘Exhibit B’ was shown in France in 2013 (at the Centquatre and the Avignon Festival), and again at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland in the summer of 2014, without any controversy.

When London’s Barbican announced it would run ‘Exhibit B’, it faced such a storm of protest and an online campaign that gained some 25,000 signatures that eventually convinced the Barbican to cancel the show.

Writing in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, Birmingham City University sociology lecturer Dr Kehinde Andrews called ‘Exhibit B’ an example “of “art” that “offends, that crosses the line into racial exploitation and abuse, creating a grotesque parody of suffering played out by voiceless black cadavers”.

“If you pay to see it you are colluding in the worst kind of racial abuse; that which is done in the pretence (or worse, the belief) that it is progressive.”

‘An alarming trend’

In France, the organisers of the new show are worried about growing public fury at controversial art exhibits in the context of modern social media mobilisation, and, in this case, the use of online petitions to intimidate galleries into cancelling events.

“Last month protesters attacked the “Tree” installation by US artist Paul McCarthy in Paris’s Place Vendome [that many saw as simply a giant butt plug] and they complained about the ‘Zizi Sexuel’ show [aimed at educating teenagers about love and sex],” Centquatre’s communications director told FRANCE 24.

“Previous exhibitions of ‘Zizi Sexuel’ were very well received,” she added. “It’s an alarming trend.”

In an open letter defending the forthcoming show, the Centquatre and the Théâtre Gérard Philipe defended their show and insisted Brett Bailey’s ‘Exhibit B’ was in no way racist.

“This work of art denounces all forms of dehumanisation and racism without ambiguity,” the letter states. “Each living tableaux is extremely precise on the historical facts, which puts them in the proper context.

“This work of art demands that viewers rethink their view on what humanity means. Do we, in the 21st century, really know how to be human beings?”

Contacted by FRANCE 24, French historian Pascal Blanchard said that he wasn’t surprised that ‘Exhibit B’ had prompted outrage: “That’s the point.”

“It is an extremely disturbing work,” he said. “There is a powerful undercurrent of violence that serves to reject the violence of a previous era.”

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Unfortunately the Brown family is being used as a promotional tool for U.N. led One World Government. Just like what happened in Detroit where citizens water supplies were being shut off and they turned to non-U.S. entities for help. It must be understood the world leaders first create a problem and offer the solution (dialectic) and the Brown family and Detroit citizens are falling right into the trap.

After the Bush and Obama administrations engineered a police state citizens get harmed or killed and begin to look for help outside the U.S. This script will be carried on more and more as the NWO trains people to get used to world government

Michael Brown’s parents to speak at U.N. committee on torture
The parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown, Sr., right, speak to The Associated Press during an interview in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Michael Brown's parents say they are unmoved by the Ferguson police chief's apology in their son's shooting death by a police officer. Instead, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. told The Associated Press they would rather see an arrest, and Brown Sr. said he wants the police officer "in handcuffs."  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown, Sr
– The Washington Times – Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The parents of Michael Brown are heading to a United Nations human rights conference in Switzerland next week to speak against civil rights violations and racial profiling in the United States.

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden are scheduled to address the 53rd session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva on Nov. 12 and 13, according to a St. Louis University assistant law professor who is helping organize the trip, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The professor, Justin Hansford, said Brown’s parents are taking the trip to seek justice for the death of their son, a black teenager who was shot to death by a white Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, on Aug. 9.

The trip comes as a St. Louis County grand jury prepares to conclude its inquiry into the shooting and decide whether to charge Officer Wilson.

Mr. Hansford said Brown’s parents are being sponsored by the U.S. Human Rights Network, a nonprofit network of human rights groups. A website was set up to collect donations to send Ferguson protesters to the conference, the Post-Dispatch reported.

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