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72 of 90 Artists in the 2019 Aichi Triennial Object to Closure of Freedom of Speech Exhibition

After organizers received threats of violence objecting to a statue of a Korean “comfort woman,” an exhibition at the 2019 Aichi Triennale was shuttered.

In a statement posted to Facebook, the 72 artists wrote: “We strongly object to any violent intervention by politicians into exhibits, screenings, and performances at art institutions, and the kinds of menacing acts and intimidation that drove the Triennale to close After ‘Freedom of Expression’ as an emergency measure.” Read the full story here.

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