About the show
We pick the greatest art scandals of all times, when artists shocked people and caused outrage with new art forms. Now was it art, or was it nonsense? How did people initially react? And what would you have done?
Come and join our gameshow. Listen people out, speak up, and vote. We need your wisdom!
“the Pope’s naked men”. When Michelangelo decorated the Pope’s sistine chapel with naked men, what did the Pope do? And what did Michelangelo do next? Would you vote to remove the figleaves that now cover them?
“A pyramid for le Louvre?” Why did the French take to the streets when a Glass Pyramid was added to Le Louvre museum? Would you keep the pyramid, or would you remove it?
“A funeral? Over my dead body!” When Courbet painted a countryside funeral, why did people lose sleep over it and get into fistfights with Courbet?
“Goatee for the Mona Lisa”. After Dada painter Marcel Duchamp painted a goatee on the Mona Lisa, what happened next? And what would you have done?
“Meat Cleaver for Velasquez”. Mary Richardson slashed Velasquez’ Venus with a meat cleaver to protest “the way men gaped at it all day long”. Richardson was sentenced to 6 months emprisonment – the maximum penalty. Who opposed the trial? And what would you have done?
“Stolen Property at the British Museum.” At the British Museum, you see art pieces from all over the world. Are the trustees of the British Museum the world’s largest exploiters of stolen property? Would you ship the Museum’s Greek sculptures out to Greece, and its Benin bronzes out to Nigeria?
On “”Scandal””, you play Museum Chief and Art Expert. You hear out the arguments. You ask questions. And you figure out what to do.
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The right to sort out all these scandals is free. You pay your emcee what you want after the show.