Experiencias 68 (Argentina)
Region: South America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Artist: Roberto Plate
Confronting Bodies: Instituto Di Tella/police officials
Date of Action: May 1968
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description of Artwork: Plate is a graphic designer, adamant about the fact that he does not create work to provoke a response from viewers. He claims, however, that the work he contributed to the Experiencias 68 exhibition expressed the feelings of the masses.
The Incident: In May 1968, in the group exhibition Experiencias 68, at the Instituto Di Tella, the above mentioned work by Roberto Plate was censored by police officials.
Results of Incident: Other artists, outraged by the censorship of Plate's work, removed their contributions to the exhibition. A protest was started, with the artists throwing their work in the middle of the street. The censorship was not repealed and the exhibition was closed.
Source: Leon Ferrari