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Controversial Art

Has The Art World's Enfant Terrible Kept His Edge?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts

What are we to expect from Bjarne Melgaard, the artist who, as Roberta Smith described, "never met a taboo he didn't like breaking," in what is being ...

Artist Arrested For Revealing Performance Beneath Eiffel Tower

Posted 09.12.2013 | Arts

It was 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday when performance artist Steven Cohen arrived at the Eiffel Tower. Dressed like a bird in a garter, tights and long red g...

Did This Art Project Deserve To Be Censored By Facebook?

Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

Cuban artist and creative director Erik Ravelo is used to having his artwork censored. He was, after all, the man behind United Colors of Benetton's U...

German Court Rules Nazi Salute Is Artistic Expression

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts

The Nazi salute, a gesture that was often used by Adolf Hitler, is outlawed in Germany, but that didn't stop one controversial artist from performing ...

LOOK: Suicide Bomber Photos Cause Controversy

Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts

A series of photographs depicting Palestinian suicide bombers has recently been stirring up controversy when revealed as part of a Ahlam Shibli's late...

Does This Controversial Video Project Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.02.2013 | Arts

Eva and Franco Mattes are known for creating artwork so troubling it borders on cruel. In their previous piece "No Fun," Franco pretends to hang himse...

Django and a Major Black Film Festival's Stride to Broaden Lenses

Ise Lyfe | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Ise Lyfe

We're in America, so let's ask ourselves an honest question with regards to Django: What if a love story film set in slavery times about a Black man in search of his wife came out in the theaters today?

Kara Walker's Controversial Drawing Of Slave Having Sex Returns To Newark Public Library

AP | Posted 01.22.2013 | Arts

NEWARK, N.J. -- A library that covered up a drawing of a black female slave having sex with a white man after workers found it inappropriate is displa...

TOO FAR? French-Moroccan Artist Stirs Religious Debate

Posted 12.24.2012 | Arts

BRUSSELS — The 29-year-old French-Moroccan artist Mehdi-Georges Lahlou has had an eventful early career. A piece in which he projected Bible and Kor...

LOOK: Are These Photos Too Graphic For An LGBT Museum?

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 09.25.2012 | Miami

A photography exhibition of gay men in their living rooms was pulled from an LGBT museum after its board of directors deemed the images too graphic. ...

Your Guide To Frieze New York

Posted 05.04.2012 | Arts

The 2012 Frieze Art Fair kicks off tomorrow by taking over Randall's Island in New York, so get yourself on the Frieze ferry to see the 180 galleries ...

Sculpting Shadows Out Of Trash

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

Their works range from effervescent, large-scale light installations to graphic art illustrations, to jaw-dropping sculptures made from materials like...

PHOTOS: Outrageous Art: A Primer

Posted 12.30.2011 | Arts

With so much argument over Marni Kotak the woman who gave birth in an art gallery last week, it seemed only right to put things in perspective with so...

Does Giving Birth In A Gallery Count As Art?

BUSHWICK DAILY | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

Bushwick's Microscope Gallery will bring an extraordinary real life performance piece opening this Saturday October 8, 2011. Bushwick-based artist Mar...

In Depth: Turner Prize Nominees

Posted 12.03.2011 | Arts

“Ghastly!” “Shocking!” “Brilliant!” It’s almost time... Prize time! Next month, the 2011 nominees for this year’s Turner Prize will g...

Anthony Weiner Criticized "Sexist" Art

ARTINFO | Posted 08.09.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

An ironic New York statue might well now stand as an adequate symbol for Weiner's situation over the last week: A larger-than-life, scantily clad male public figure, trying to keep down the images of vice represented by multiple women.

Almost Political By Accident: Artist Kara Walker

Robert Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert Ayers

Kara Walker makes some of the most unsettling and thought-provoking art that you'll see anywhere these days. Her principal subject is power and its ab...

URBAN ART: Rome's Graffiti Pits Clean-Up Crews Against Artists

wsj.com | By MARGHERITA STANCATI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ROME--On a recent afternoon, a group of American diplomats gathered on Rome's cobblestones with buckets and rollers, spreading peach-colored paint acr...