Blog Archives

Museum Bows to Pressure From Jewish Groups and Cancels Palestinian Children’s Art Show

Written by Hrag Vartanian Pressure from some Bay Area Jewish groups and others have pushed the Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) in Oakland, California, to cancel A Child’s View from Gaza, which is an exhibition featuring 50 art works by Palestinian children

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights

Chinese Art Activist Returns to Ruins of Bulldozed Arts District

Written by An Xiao BEIJING — Photographer and installation artist Wu Yuren (吴玉仁), who Hyperallergic profiled last year for his activist work, has returned after a year to visit the 008 and Zhengyang arts districts, both the sites of a

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

50 People Get Naked for Art on Wall Street, 3 Get Arrested

Written by Hrag Vartanian Wall Street is a bizarre place. Major investment banks, hedge funds and other members of the world’s financial elite tank the world’s economy and practically no one gets arrested. Fifty participants in a performance art project

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Facebook Loses “Cool Points” – Censoring Art Getting Ridiculous

Did you know that the CBS Morning Show, Twitter, the local art gallery, and high school art class are way cooler than Facebook? Well, they are, and here is why. Andrew Zar, owner of Dark Brain Comics (darkbrain.com), has had

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Corporate Censorship

On Censorship, Art and WikiLeaks

This article is republished in its entirety with permission from Wikileaks-Movie.com, Written by Meltem Arikan. Censorship is not just about forbidding discussion of certain facts or limiting the freedom of thought. Our very patterns of thought, emotions, and beliefs can

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights

Billy Elliot Creator Lee Hall Defends His Latest Work Against Censorship

Who would have thought, in this day and age, that censorship was still an issue? But it is. Just ask Lee Hall, creator of Billy Elliot. He turned up on BBC’s Breakfast defending his latest work from the censors and

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Corporate Censorship

Controversial ‘Jesus Ants’ Art Goes Marching Again — on Bicoastal Tour

A crucifix in the video “A Fire in My Belly,” part of the ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The image shows Christ on the cross with ants crawling over his body and face. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) A controversial

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights

In “Americus,” the Harry Potter Censorship Drama Plays Out in Small-Town America

Lauren Davis — Neil couldn’t survive life in small-town Americus without his favorite fantasy series. But when a fundamentalist group threatens to censor the books, Neil finds himself on the frontlines of a social war – and may just find

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Exiled Indian Artist Targeted by Radical Hindu Groups Dies

India’s most eminent artist, Maqbool Fida Husain, has died in London at the age of 95. Tributes flowed in from the India’s President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, artists and ordinary citizens when news of Maqbool Fida Husain’s death

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Looking at Chinese Social Media (Part 3 of 3)

For part one and two of this three-part series on Chinese social media, visit here and here. What Next? Taking Advantage of Weibo Just how do you tap into this interface? Like Twitter, it takes a little while to get

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You have full control over the frequency of emails you receive, and you can unsubscribe at any time. We will NOT share your email address with anyone, ever!

Join 734 other followers

Member of The Internet Defense LeagueBloggers' Rights at EFF
  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.