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Government of China Detention of Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei Tests Depth...

BEIJING (REUTERS).- China's detention of internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei has sparked a petition urging his release, exposing alarm among the nation's liberal intellectuals who see his case as a test of how far a crackdown to stifle dissent co...

China Blocks Well-Known Artist Ai Weiwei from Boarding Plane to Hong...

BEIJING (AP).- China blocked one of its most famous contemporary artists from taking a flight to Hong Kong on Sunday and police later raided his Beijing studio, the man's assistant said. The artist, Ai Weiwei, is an outspoken government critic and has ...

Kutluǧ Ataman & Šejla Kamerić Receive Routes Award from European Cultural...

BRUSSELS.- The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) annually honors artists, activists and thinkers who help to understand and appreciate Europe's cultural diversity in new and compelling ways with the Routes Princess Margriet Award. This year's laureate...

China Builds Sichuan Earthquake Museum

BEIJING (AP).- Chinese state media says construction has begun on a museum commemorating the nearly 90,000 people who died during a 2008 earthquake. Xinhua News Agency says the museum is located in the worst-hit region of Beichuan in Sichuan province i...

Years Later, Mississippi Still Lacks Civil Rights Museum

JACKSON, MISS. (AP).- Mississippi bred some of the worst violence of the civil rights era, yet nearly a half-century after a barrage of atrocities pricked the conscience of the nation, it's one of the few civil rights battleground states with no museum...

Museum Folkwang Presents Innovative Project "Hacking the City"

ESSEN.- Hacking the City is an innovative project reacting to changing structures in the public, mobility and communication in the city. How will public life, democratic culture and modern resistance be articulated in art? Which forms will be used, whi...

Art Activists Spill Oil at Iconic British Museum in Protest at...

LONDON.- Five members of the art activist group 'Culture Beyond Oil' today poured non-toxic black oil around the British Museum’s world famous Easter Island sculpture, in protest at BP’s sponsorship of the museum. The group, inspired b...

Art Activists Spill Oil at Iconic British Museum in Protest at...

LONDON.- Five members of the art activist group Culture Beyond Oil today poured non-toxic black oil around the British Museum’s world famous Easter Island sculpture, in protest at BP’s sponsorship of the museum. The group, inspired by Liberat...

Moscow Curators Face 3 Years in Prison for 2007 Exhibition

MOSCOW (AP).- One painting depicted Jesus Christ as Mickey Mouse, another as Vladimir Lenin. The 2007 exhibit was part of an effort to fight censorship of the arts, but the Russian Orthodox Church was horrified. Now, after a 14-month trial, the two pro...

Fundraising Exhibition of Louisiana Artists Responding to the Gulf Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS, LA.- Jonathan Ferrara Gallery announced GULF AID ART: ARTISTS IN ACTION, A Fundraising Exhibition of Louisiana Artists Responding to the Gulf Oil Spill. The benefit exhibition will take place from June 17-19th at the gallery located in th...

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