The looted status of the stele has been well documented since the 1980s, but it wasn’t until this year that the FBI and Dallas Museum of Art collaborated to return the religious artifact.
Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks to Hyperallergic about his documentary MLK/FBI, how history repeats, and how authorities treat left- and right-wing protests differently.
The films MLK/FBI and Enemies of the State offer contrasting looks at government oppression.
Using drone technology to photograph protests may be enticing at first, but such aerial images are also used for surveillance by law enforcement.
This exhibition demonstrates Sadie Barnette’s genuine belief in the possibility of taking one’s time to look through one’s past, diligently, to find a political orientation that does not resent this past, or skip over it, but goes through it.
A towering cedar sculpture by the world-renowned artist is being blamed for the hospitalization of over a dozen employees at the FBI’s Miami field office.
Antiquities looted by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria are entering the art market, prompting the FBI to release a flyer soliciting dealers’ and collectors’ help in halting illegal trade.
Seen any sentimental oil paintings of medieval knights hanging around lately?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has inspired countless hours of television and cinema, from X-Files to Silence of the Lambs.
It’s not news that taking pictures can get you threatened and arrested, but a lawsuit filed this month by the American Civil Liberties Union sheds further light on just how pervasive the government’s paranoia over photography has become.
The Freedom of Information Act request-processing website MuckRock has obtained and published Susan Sontag’s Federal Bureau of Investigation file. The document comprises 73 pages of letters and memoranda dating from 1968 through 1972, noting in mind-numbing detail the late intellectual’s various appearances in the press, her leftist advocacy, Vietnam war opposition, and political writings.
In what might be the first-ever exhibition of artworks co-curated by an intelligence agency, a show has been mounted at Fordham University’s Center Gallery to showcase some of the finer specimens of forged art seized by the FBI’s Art Crimes team.