State of the Art

An anti-censorship work by Egyptian street artist Keizer

An anti-censorship work by Egyptian street artist Keizer

  • Artists, curators, critics and academics protest Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s controversial charter, which they say threatens freedom of expression and creativity. [The Art Newspaper]
  • “(Art) reaches beyond governments, past the conference rooms and presidential palaces, to help us connect with more people in more places. It is a universal language in our search for common ground, an expression of our shared humanity.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton writes for Vanity Fair on “The Diplomacy of Art.” [Vanity Fair]
  • “The library should be a safe harbor for controversies of all types, and those controversies can be dealt with in the context of what is known about art, about literature, democracy and freedom,” said Clement A. Price, a library trustee and Rutgers history professor. The Newark Public Library has uncovered Kara Walker’s controversial drawing, which had been shrouded since one-day after its installation. [The Star-Ledger]
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