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Nipple-bearing photography on a mission against Facebook

In the early hours of Sunday morning, just over 100 people gathered outside of Facebook’s Manhattan headquarters…and stripped nude. The group then posed for photographer Spencer Tunick in nothing but their birthday suits to make a point to Facebook regarding their policies that ban the female nipple. The group thus launched the #wethenipple campaign. The […]

Ai Weiwei’s segment pulled from ‘Berlin, I Love You’

In 2015, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who is now based in Berlin, worked remotely directing a portion of Berlin, I Love You, an anthology style film. When the movie was released in the US recently, though, there was something missing: every bit of Ai’s segment. When Ai began working on his contribution to the Cities […]

Tania Bruguera and fellow artists released from Cuban jail

Tania Bruguera, along with the other activists and artists who were recently arrested in Cuba for protesting against the government, were finally released. The government also announced that Decree 349, the law they protested and got arrested for, will no longer be enforced as planned. The law’s announcement caused a public outcry and several protests […]

D.C.’s short-lived amendment to censor arts funding

On Monday, 5 November, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) applied an amendment to the grants that were already approved for recipients. The sweeping language of the adjustment stated that works considered to be ‘lewd, lascivious, vulgar, overtly political, and/or excessively violent’ were to be avoided. The act of censorship sparked protests […]