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    Morning Links: Artistic Censorship Edition

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    ARTISTIC CENSORSHIP ON THE RISE

    A recent study by the Copenhagen-based organization Freemuse has revealed that incidents of global artistic censorship have doubled since 2014. [The Art Newspaper]

    ATLANTIC

    The Los Angeles–based artist Rodney McMillian, who “[delves] deeply, and often with haunting beauty, into questions of class, race and American belonging,” will soon have three shows open on the East Coast. [The New York Times]

    The Park Avenue Armory is planning to host Martin Creed’s first U.S. retrospective. [Artforum]

    The Wall Street Journal profiles Jack Shainman. [The Wall Street Journal]

    PACIFIC

    Art Basel Hong Kong is in full force. [The New York Times]

    A review of the Hilbert Museum of California Art, which opened last month in Orange County and features 247 California scene paintings. [Los Angeles Times]

    EXTRAS

    A profile of French dealer Yvon Lambert. [W]

    Members of the police are upset over an exhibition currently on view at the Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building in Denver—especially one piece, which they’re calling “hate art” and “a horrible stereotype.” [Gawker]

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    • gvanderleun

      “The study also classified the November terrorist attacks in Paris, which resulted in the deaths of 89 people, as the single largest attack on artistic freedom. “Without speculating about the motive of the attackers, we see the horrendous attack on the Bataclan as an attack on a music venue wh ere audiences were enjoying the right to participate in cultural life,” ”

      Because Muslims. What is wrong with these people that they can’t even tell the truth when they are slaughtered ?