A Belarusian art exhibition untangling the country’s response to the coronavirus was closed by authorities this March, leading to the arrest of several of its organizers.
The National Coalition Against Censorship says the removal of Ibarra’s video “raises serious First Amendment concerns.”
Freedom of speech and creativity continued to face acute threats in 2019, but artists and curators continue to be at the forefront of the dangerous but necessary work of driving social change.
The letter, signed by 10 artists participating in the triennial, called the decision to close the exhibition After ‘Freedom of Expression?’ an “unacceptable act of censorship.”
The Barbur Gallery was targeted by the Israeli Minister of Culture and Mayor of Jerusalem for hosting events with NGO’s dedicated to the end of Palestinian occupation.
A Cuban decree seeks to censor artists to an unprecedented level, essentially regulating any and all artistic and cultural activity in the country.
Picasso’s subjects are often nude, but it’s not like they’re trying to meddle in the U.S. presidential elections. Why censor them, Facebook?
When a post about my work is removed, suddenly and without permission, it feels like a violation — if not legally, then emotionally, and certainly materially in terms of costs to my career.
The sculpture featuring one of the iconic Star Wars henchmen was part of a charity auction exhibition at St. Stephen Walbrook.