Is China Censoring Art About Biotechnology? Last-Minute Cuts at the Guangzhou Triennial Suggest it Is

Authorities haven’t given a reason for pulling the works, but all of them deal with the ethics of new scientific advances.

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The Strasbourg Biennale Is Postponed as French Police Hunt for the Suspect After a Fatal Shooting at the City’s Christmas Market

The inaugural exhibition, which was due to open at the weekend, has been pushed back while the city mourns and an intense search for a suspect continues.

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Easter Island’s Mayor Says a Monumental Moai Sculpture Is Better Off in the British Museum

Support for the British Museum coincides with an activist-led tour of “stolen art” that included the sculpture Hoa Hakananai’a.

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Released From Jail, Artist Tania Bruguera Vows to Remain in Cuba to Continue Her Fight Against a New Censorship Law

The news comes after the government watered down elements of the law.

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Demonstrators Fill the Whitney Museum—and Burn Sage—to Protest Its Vice Chairman’s Ties to Tear Gas Manufacturer

Decolonize This Place and other activist groups brought banners and chants to the Whitney Museum this weekend.

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Can a Revamped Africa Museum Appease the Critics of Belgium’s Colonial Crimes? Here’s How Its Trying

The $84 million restoration includes bringing contemporary African artists into the galleries of the “last colonial museum.”

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Who Says Art Is Useless? A German Art Collective Outs 25 Neo-Nazis in an Online Sting Operation

The far-right extremists thought they got away with rioting in the city of Chemnitz in August.

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Major Paris Museums Are Shuttering as France Braces for a Fresh Wave of ‘Yellow Vest’ Demonstrations

The Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Grand Palais, and the Musée d’Orsay are all shuttering as France is rocked by protest.

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The Whitney ‘Cannot Right All the Ills of an Unjust World’: Adam Weinberg Responds to Staff Protests Over a Board Member

More than 100 staff members have signed a letter protesting Whitney vice-chairman Warren Kanders.

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Whitney Staff Members Call for the Resignation of the Museum’s Vice Chair Over His Ties to a Tear Gas Manufacturer

Warren B. Kanders owns Safariland, which has been under scrutiny after its weapons were deployed against immigrants at the US-Mexico border.

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