Diane Ducruet,

A photograph of a mother and her young daughter embracing has been removed from a gallery exhibition in Paris after seven anonymous letters prompted the gallerist and the director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) to censor the work.

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International museum associations have come to the defense of Spain’s Reina Sofia museum after a provocative artwork drew fire from church groups.

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John Curtin College of the Arts

Two art students in their final year at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, Western Australia, got an unexpected lesson in institutional politics after their paintings were censored in a student exhibition.

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Post image for Artist Acquitted of Obscenity, but Chill of Censorship Endures

MELBOURNE, Australia — Earlier this week, fifteen months after police raided and destroyed artist Paul Yore’s installation “Everything is Fucked” (2013), magistrate Amanda Chambers dismissed all charges against the artist and ordered the police to pay the costs of shutting down his exhibition.

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What, Exactly, Is Censorship?

by Mostafa Heddaya on September 30, 2014

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Last week, the controversial production “Exhibit B” was canceled by the City of London’s Barbican Centre, which issued a statement decrying the “profoundly troubling” protests that “silence artists and performers.”

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Post image for China Blocks Instagram Amid Censorship of Hong Kong Protests

China has blocked Instagram, various media outlets are reporting, after monitoring sites like Blocked in China and Great Fire were unable to access it.

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Post image for Long-Running Moscow Art Fair Canceled

A key Russian contemporary art fair has been canceled in its 18th year, and appears unlikely to return, The Art Newspaper reported.

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Li Xianting at police station

The 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival was not held last weekend as planned. The modest but increasingly vital festival, a rare incubator for a burgeoning Chinese independent film scene, was shut down on Saturday, August 23, by government authorities, the Associated Press reported.

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Post image for Police Cut Images from Artwork over Kiddie Porn Concerns

In an ongoing case, Australian artist Paul Yore is facing child pornography charges following complaints concerning his work in a group show on view last year at Melbourne’s Linden Centre of Contemporary Arts.

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Post image for University of Chicago Whitewashes Commissioned Mural, Artists Claim Censorship

The University of Chicago whitewashed a mural created by visiting artists to the school without consulting the artists or the organizer of their visit. The school says the mural was painted over in response to complaints from local residents in the neighborhood where it was painted, but the artists involved are calling it censorship.

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