Online representations of the activists lean White and thin, creating an image problem for the movement.
India Tries to Block Documentary Critical of Modi
Multiple posts about the film have been taken down on Twitter, many of them following the government’s removal requests.
Russian Artist Faces Three-Year Jail Sentence for Sculpture Said to “Rehabilitate Nazism”
But artist Oleg Kulik insists the sculpture is about his separation from his wife.
Maus Sales Spike After Tennessee School Board Ban
Banned for its “profanity and nudity,” the acclaimed Holocaust graphic novel is now leading Amazon’s bestselling books charts.
All These Artworks Have Been Censored By Instagram
The Facebook-owned social platform has taken down drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculptures depicting nudity, even in partial or abstracted form.
Belarusian Police Raid Homes of Curators, Detaining Five
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.
UK’s Threat to Punish Museums for Removing Colonial Statues Is Colonialism 101
The British government’s new “free speech champion,” Oliver Dowden, has threatened museums with funding cuts if they remove controversial statues.
How Miami’s Museum of Art and Design Censored Forensic Architecture and Retreated From Social Justice
In hiring me to curate Forensic Architecture’s first US survey exhibition, the museum mouthed the words of social justice but with the realization that those words would preface consequences, it began to choke.
Theater Ensemble Targeted in Turkey for Kurdish Performances; Accused of “Terrorist Propaganda”
“The government views us as political because we believe that the almost 20 million Kurds living in Turkey have the right to experience theater in their own language,” said actor Cihad Ekinci.
A Handbook for Artists Facing Persecution
PEN America has released a critical guide for artists at risk, created with input from persecuted creators around the world.
Art and Creative Acts That Were Censored in 2020
Human rights experts have expressed distress that the pandemic has increased attacks against free speech, LBGTQ+ rights, and peaceful assembly.
Protesting Chinese Censorship Around COVID-19, Artist Takes Vow of Silence
For his #shutupfor30days project, artist and activist Brother Nut used metal clasps, duct tape, and other props to physically seal his mouth during the entire month of June.