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.
Mohammad Sharaf installed 200 headstones for the censored titles in a plot of land beside Kuwait’s Annual Book Fair.
Alam’s lawyer told Al Jazeera she hopes the 63-year-old artist will be released by Sunday.
An exhibition by Badiucao, addressing Google’s complacency in China’s internet censorship, was set to open in Hong Kong on November 3. With one day’s notice, organizers were forced to cancel the event “out of safety concerns,” following threats from Chinese authorities.
The mayor’s office rescinded the controversial amendment, and grantees have received a letter explaining it as an “over-correction” just moments after the censorship push made national headlines.
The Commission recently told its grantees that it could terminate any funding interpreted as “lewd, lascivious, vulgar, overtly political, and/or excessively violent.” The ACLU may sue on First Amendment grounds if the language is not repealed.
Pacifico Silano has accused the mayor and staff of a South Florida beach town of censoring his queer-themed exhibition and canceled his show in protest.
The new bill suggests that culture organizations that criticize the State of Israel or highlight the Palestinian national narrative will have trouble with government funding.
The gallery celebrated its 29th year on September 4 with an exhibition supporting Alam, who has been detained by police in Dhaka for over a month after voicing his opposition of the Bangladeshi government.
Criticism from far-right groups led Queermuseum to shut down and sparked a counter-movement that relaunched the exhibit.
A Cuban decree seeks to censor artists to an unprecedented level, essentially regulating any and all artistic and cultural activity in the country.