Art Attack

Art Attack

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Censorship is alive and well in the art world. Artistic expression is as vulnerable in democracies as it is in authoritarian regimes when it comes to sex, religion and the limits of tolerance. From international shows in the Gulf and the Far East to leading museums and galleries in the US and London, contemporary artists fall foul of local laws and sensibilities. Index on Censorship examines some of the most recent cases, talks to celebrated sculptor Anish Kapoor about taking a political stand and travels from Iran to China to see how artists are subverting the constraints on creative freedom. Index on Censorship is an award-winning magazine, devoted to protecting and promoting free expression. International in outlook, outspoken in comment, Index on Censorship reports on free expression violations around the world, publishes banned writing and shines a light on vital free expression issues through original, challenging and intelligent commentary and analysis, publishing some of the world's finest writers. For subscription options visit: the place to turn for free up-to-the-minute free expression news and comment Winner 2008 Amnesty International Consumer Magazine of the YearAlthough she challenges the status quo with her shows (including an installation last year that daringly transformed the gallery into a presidential ... When Anish Kapoor withdrew from participation in the a#39;UK Nowa#39; festival, due to take place in China next year and organised by the British Council, in protest at the arrest of Ai Weiwei earlier this year, he threw down the gauntlet to the artistic community.

Title:Art Attack
Author:Jo Glanville
Publisher:SAGE Publications Ltd - 2011-09-01


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