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A New York benefit show for the National Coalition Against Censorship cancelled last week over allegedly offensive material will go on at a new venue — though without the Mohammed-themed play that first started the controversy.

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Post image for High School Art Showing Police Violence Spawns Social Media Outrage

When a New Jersey high school art department turned its gym into a temporary gallery last Tuesday, it couldn’t have predicted the controversy that would follow.

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Post image for Woman Found Guilty of Criminal Harassment for Instagramming Street Art

Jennifer Pawluck, the Montrealer who was arrested in 2013 for posting a photo of a piece of street art on Instagram, has been convicted of criminal harassment and, on Thursday, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 18 months probation.

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Post image for Fox News Bizarrely Censors $179M Picasso Painting

Apparently the price paid for Picasso’s “Women of Algiers” (1955) on Monday is not the most obscene thing about it.

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Post image for Syrian Film Collective Withdraws from Venice Biennale, Claims Censorship [UPDATED]

VENICE — The Abounaddara collective has withdrawn from All the World’s Futures, the 2015 Venice Biennale’s central exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor, claiming that their opening short film, “All the Syria’s Futures,” was “censored” by not being screened on May 5.

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Post image for The Facebook Bug that Many Feared Was Censorship

The episode is a scary reminder of just how much we rely on Facebook and just how little control we have over it.

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Post image for Malaysian Cartoonist Charged with “Sedition” for Political Tweets

Last Friday, Malaysia officially charged the 52-year-old cartoonist Zunar with nine counts of sedition — a charge that could send him to jail for up to 43 years.

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Post image for Lima Mayor Orders Murals Destroyed, Outraging Citizens

In the past month, Lima has been shaken by the reminder that street art — even when officially approved — is inherently political.

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Post image for A Tale of Two Exhibitions and the Politics of Forgetting

BARCELONA — The study of the history of exhibitions allows us to “shuffle the deck of art history,” as Robert Rosenblum wrote in his essay for the 2000 exhibition 1900: Art at the Cross-Roads.

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Post image for 2014 Was a Terrible Year for Artistic Freedom

There have been 237 confirmed violations against artistic freedom around the world in 2014, according to a new report by FreeMuse.

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