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USA: Arts festival censors art piece critical of company that runs display building

17 July 2014

A case of censorship at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival shows what can happen when art gets into bed with commerce, reported Chicago Reader.

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The artist Amie Sell was censored because she bit the hand that feeds the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. Her installation, Home Sweet Home, was critical of M. Fishman & Co., the property management firm that runs the building where it was to be displayed.

“This little neighborhood incident is a pointed example of what can happen when art gets into bed with commerce.”

 

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» Chicago Reader – 15 July 2014:
At the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest, a landlord plays censor to a Logan Square artist’s work
Festivalgoers never got the chance to see Amie Sell’s antigentrification piece Home Sweet Home. By Deanna Isaacs




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