*Artworld Salon’s Cuba! Art and History from 1868 to Today” at the Museé des Beaux-Arts. I haven’t seen it, but I can’t resist plugging my favorite Museum.
* More on the censorship of Wafaa Bilal: By the time I wrote my first post on the subject of Virtual Jihadi, a video game which casts its designer Wafaa Bilal, as a vengeful citizen seeking to kill President Bush for the loss of his family members in the Iraq war, it had already been forcibly removed from venues twice. We can thank the FBI and The Department of Public Works for this; The Sanctuary for Independant Media which provided the game’s last space, is now shut down for code violations, the worst of these being a narrow door needing expansion. Just earlier this month artists living at 475 Kent were forced out of their apartment for similar concerns, a suspect move by the city, since they had been living there for years and nobody seemed to care until the real estate became valuable to developers. It seems code violations are to artists what tax evasions are to gangsters…except you know, we’re not criminals.
Look to Martin Bromirski for a timeline of the events, and read the Troy City Paper for your morning outrage. The Sanctuary for Independent Media was shut down Tuesday, but four days later you’re still allowed to be mad about it. I know I am.