Critical Writing Index

Artist Fails to Get Injunction

by Mark Budgen

The Globe & Mail, Feb. 28, 1984

A judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court turned down Paul Wong's application for an injunction that would force the Vancouver Art Gallery to show his nine-hour video work. The VAG's director Luc Rombout, while initially signing-off on Wong's project, later changed his decision after deeming that Wong's piece "had no aesthetic merit" since "the material (27 people discussing sexuality) might be found highly contentious."

ITEM 1984.115 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Confused: Sexual ViewsPaul Wong