Ministry Of Counterculture
Ministry Of Counterculture
Belarus Free Theatre
Monologue for Two
Calendar of Events
Artist Sonia Boyce speaks about scandal over removing painting Hylas and the Nymphs
March 21, 9:00
A British artist took down John William Waterhouse’s painting from an exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery. Critics called it an act of censorship or a publicity stunt. Boyce doesn’t agree.
Facebook removes blocking of naked woman in painting Liberty Leading the People
March 20, 23:07
The social media giant has apologised for blocking an advert featuring a naked woman in Eugène Delacroix’s famous painting.
Croatian Police Museum displays fake artworks
March 20, 22:07
The exhibition The Beauty of False Glitter features counterfeit artworks passed off as real works by famous Croatian and international authors.
British Council releases statement on stopping its activities in Russia
March 20, 21:38
The international cultural organisation was shut down after 23 Russian diplomats were expelled from the UK in connection with the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former officer of Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate, and his daughter Yulia.
French museum removes artwork from exhibition after criticism on social media
March 19, 21:58
A video by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed, titled Spring, 2013, for the exhibition The Antidote was accused of animal cruelty, though it was created to fight it.
Banksy’s new mural calls to free jailed Turkish artist
March 19, 16:34
Banksy’s mural with the words “Free Zehra Doğan” popped up in New York on the corner of Houston Street and the Bowery in Manhattan.
Art collective stages protest at Paris’s Louvre
March 15, 22:25
Activists of the collective Libérons le Louvre staged a performance to draw attention to the ethical problem of the institution’s sponsorship deal with the oil and gas giant Total.
Ai Weiwei speaks about new Chinese constitution at unveiling of his sculpture in Australia
March 14, 23:52
In Sydney, Ai Weiwei unveiled a 60-metre rubber sculpture dedicated to refugees and said the removal of presidential term limits in China was a sign of fatalistic culture.
Palais de Tokyo in Paris opens doors to nudists
March 13, 22:02
The centre of contemporary art Palais de Tokyo will allow nudists to visit its exhibitions in May 2018.
Guggenheim acquires artwork it earlier pulled from China exhibition after criticism
March 13, 20:27
A museum spokesperson said piece is purchased with funds given in honour of the show Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World.
Arms corporation withdraws as sponsor of festival over artists’ protested
March 12, 22:30
Art professionals, artists and curators have achieved their aim in relation to the Great Exhibition of the North in the UK.
Nan Goldin protests against Sackler family’s opioid business outside Metropolitan Museum
March 12, 15:09
The prominent photographer says the race for profits has led to the opioid crisis and multiple deaths. She has gone through it herself.
Millions of Spanish women attend rallies for equal rights on March 8
March 09, 20:13
Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held in dozens of cities across Spain throughout the day to show that women’s movement in the country is as strong as never before.
Argentinian female artists and curators launch large-scale gender equality project on March 8
March 09, 11:36
The group Nosotras Proponemos will hold events addressing gender problems in institutions across Argentina in March.
Polish national museum called to hold international show against fascism
March 08, 21:11
Art historians, curators and artists wrote an open letter to a Krakow institution, urging the museum to oppose far-right nationalism in the country.
French president hires experts to plan repatriation of art
March 07, 20:15
Emmanuel Macron has hired Senegalese writer and economist Felwine Sarr and French art historian Bénédicte Savoy to return African artifacts home.
Louvre starts active stage of cooperation with Iranian authorities
March 07, 19:15
The French museum is the first cultural institution to start working on closer ties with the Islamic regime after the US imposed sanctions on Iran in 2016 over the country’s nuclear programme.
Artists in UK pull out of Great Exhibition of the North due to arms dealer’s sponsorship
March 06, 23:45
They launched a petition calling on show organisers to refuse backing from the arms firm BAE Systems.
Ai Weiwei presents exhibition in Qatar featuring clothes worn by refugees
March 06, 17:21
The artist is going to open an installation featuring thousands of shoes and clothes abandoned by refugees looking for a safe place to live.
Sculpture of Harvey Weinstein on couch pops up in Hollywood ahead of Oscars
March 05, 22:26
Artists Plastic Jesus and Joshua “Ginger” Monroe launched a fundraising campaign and installed the statue in hope for changes in the Hollywood culture.