søndag 29. november 2015

Beijing just banned an art exhibition on violence against women, but you can view the work here

Beijing authorities banned an art exhibition about feminism and domestic violence just before it was set to open, organizers said on Thursday (Nov. 26). The exhibition, timed for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, was due to open Nov. 25 at Beijing’s Gingko Space art gallery. More than 60 Chinese artists—half of them women—contributed work to the show. But when they arrived at the venue, they found themselves locked out and the gallery staff absent. “The reason our exhibition was called off is pressure from higher authorities,” says Cui Guangxia, the Beijing-based artist curating the event. Read more