Artistic Director of Aichi Triennial Responds to Artists

After an exhibition at the Aichi Triennial was targeted by threats of violence, it was shuttered. In a public statement, a group of artists subsequently demanded their artwork be removed in an act of solidarity to uphold freedom of expression. Now, Daisuke Tsuda, the artistic director of the Aichi Triennial, has released a letter addressing the controversy, saying, “The closure of the exhibition was a decision to prioritize the lives of visitors and staff who were in a position of imminent danger. Our greatest respect for freedom of expression, however, has remained constant throughout.” Read the full story here.

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