Posts Tagged ‘ art censorship ’

Decree 349 – Cuba’s New Legislation to Silence Artists

August 15, 2018
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Decree 349 – Cuba’s New Legislation to Silence Artists

Starting in December, the Cuban Government hopes to have pre-approval overall Cuban arts and literature, according to the dystopian sounding Decree 349. The legislation was introduced in July in the official Cuban state paper, Gaceta de Cuba, and has spawned a backlash from local artists, writers, and musicians. Artistas Cubanxs en Contra del Decreto 349…

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Guantánamo Bay Art Show Causes Pentagon Policy Crackdown

January 2, 2018
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Guantánamo Bay Art Show Causes Pentagon Policy Crackdown

Since early October, an unassuming exhibit of 36 paintings, drawings, and sculptures has lined two beige hallways on the sixth floor of Haaren Hall, part of John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s campus. The catalog is photocopied and stapled together, available in a stack for any passerby. Students hurry through without looking up from their phones. There…

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San Francisco Artist Takes Matters Into His Own Hands After Being Censored

November 12, 2015
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San Francisco, California, artist and SF State associate professor Victor De La Rosa took matters into his own hands by hanging four woven tapestries at a Mission District station after Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stalled for months to do so themselves over controversy surrounding the subject matter of one of the pieces. The collection,…

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