On 3 June 2016, the council of the city of Gdansk announced that the city had bought a building in the former Gdansk shipyard, which had until now been home to the Instytut Sztuki Wyspa (Wyspa Institute of Art – ISW). The ISW now has to leave the building.
The Belarusian ‘parasite law’ hinders the development of independent artistic communities and gives the state additional means to control them
The ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has a clear and precise programme for transforming society according to their profoundly conservative and nationalist beliefs. The role of culture in their programme is significant.
The Hungarian government regards all autonomous organizations as a threat and is attempting to bring them under its own influence, or make their operations impossible.
Igor Stokfiszewski considers the threat posed by Poland’s nationalist right-wing government to the vibrancy and diversity of grassroots cultural initiatives.
Russian artist Petr Pavlensky has been sentenced to a year and four months in prison for his happening titled “Freedom”.
Transnational sexualities is a critical approach that focuses on the circulations of and connections between sexual discourses, practices, and subjectivities …