Forensic Architecture Finds Police Failings in 2020 Hanau Mass Shooting 

A new investigation released today by Forensic Architecture (FA) and its Berlin sister organization Forensis identifies several key failures in the police response to a 2020 racist terrorist attack in Hanau, Germany, that led to the murder of nine people and the injury of five. The shooting spree was perpetrated by a far-right extremist who … Read more

The Winnie the Pooh Painting That Scandalized the Cincinnati Police

Magnus Juliano, “Off the Pig” (2022) at the Cincinnati Art Museum (photo by and courtesy Javarri Lewis) A painting by artist Magnus Juliano on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) depicts a bloodied Winnie the Pooh face-down in handcuffs, Piglet dressed as a cop with a gun, and Tiger holding a sign that reads … Read more

Ukrainian Actor Questioned by Police After Venice Biennale Guerrilla Performance

Ukrainian actor Aleksey Yudnikov was escorted away and questioned by police after staging a guerrilla protest performance in front of the Russian national pavilion at the Venice Biennale on Friday, April 22. The Russian pavilion is empty this year; artists Alexandra Sukhareva and Kirill Savchenkov and curator Raimundas Malašauskas withdrew from the show in February … Read more

The Fake Town Where Police Trained to Suppress Protests

In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson instigated the Kerner Commission, a wide-ranging investigation into the causes of the numerous civil uprisings in the US that marked the ’60s. The commission’s findings were some of the bluntest realism on race and class to come from an official mouthpiece of the government. Unambiguously, it found that racism and … Read more

Spanish Police Recover Stolen Tapestry Piece—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines DAN GRAHAM, the widely influential artist whose expansive output shrugged off categories, died over the weekend in New York, Alex Greenberger reports in ARTnews. He was 79. A key figure in the heady early days of … Read more