Xie’s latest exhibition at Asia Society Museum grapples with the long history of book banning in his home country of China.
Graffiti artists collaborated to represent the military apparatus that executed thousands of poor farmers, youths, and other civilians. But dozens of military officials and police proceeded to cover the mural with white paint.
Just hours later, ironically, one of the participating artists, Micol Hebron, had her account suspended for posting a topless photo outside of Instagram headquarters.
A PEN America report on book regulations in prisons reveals that incarcerated people are being denied access to literature on race and civil rights, among other topics.
After an eight-year legal battle, the company has finally reached an agreement with Frédéric Durand-Baïssas. The social media giant will make an unspecified donation to a French street art association, Durand’s lawyer said.
Elżbieta Podlesna’s house was raided and she was charged with “offending religious sentiment” in the central Polish city of Płock.
Inmates are challenging a state statute that bans images of nudity in prison — even those found in art, literature, and medical journals.
The Freemuse annual report is a potent reminder that artistic freedom is in constant need of monitoring.
Numerous Cuban artist-activists were detained for protesting Decree 349, but have been released as the law is reassessed. Cuban Vice Minister of Culture Fernando Rojas tells the Associated Press that more precise regulations will be published in upcoming days, but that “artistic creation is not the target.”
What do Batman, Garfield, and Big Bird have in common? They’ve all been marked for deletion by Tumblr’s faulty new algorithm meant to censor adult content on the website ahead of its outright ban on December 17.
Cuban artists were arrested after planning a sit-in at the Cuban Ministry of Culture to protest Decree 349, which puts in place unprecedented censorship of the arts and will take effect December 7.
Ruben Cordova used his social media profile as an archive of his research, but his photos of the Met Breuer’s Like Life exhibition triggered Facebook’s censors, who then permanently disabled his profile.