Connecticut Museum Accused of Censorship After Removing an “Inappropriate” Video

Still from Rebecca Goyette, “My Snake Is Bigger Than Your Snake” (2021) (image courtesy the artist) The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has published an open letter to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut, demanding the restoration of an artwork taken down in late June. Rebecca Goyette’s video installation “My Snake Is … Read more

Sandra Benites Resigns from MASP Amid Censorship Controversy – ARTnews.com

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo, one of Brazil’s most important museums, is facing claims of censorship after reports that its curators decided not to display works related to a land reform movement. Amid the controversy, Sandra Benites, whose hiring as an adjunct curator in 2019 made headlines because she was the first-ever Indigenous … Read more

Memphis Airport Reinstalls Asian Elvis Artwork After Accusations of Censorship

Yesterday, March 23, Memphis International Airport reinstalled a work by artist Tommy Kha depicting an Asian Elvis after airport officials had removed it earlier this week, prompting accusations of censorship. Titled “Constellations VIII/Golden Fields” (2013), the photograph is a self-portrait of the artist, who is Chinese American, dressed in an Elvis suit. The airport took … Read more

Reckoning with Israeli Censorship Through Autofiction

Autofiction has been a novelistic genre for nearly half a century, initially gaining prominence in France, but since 2008, its popularity has exploded worldwide. Claus Elholm Andersen, who is finishing up a book on Karl Ove Knausgård, recently appeared on the High Theory podcast, where he shared his opinion that when society is confronted with … Read more