The Guardian profiles how Cuban artists are fearing a government crackdown on artists in the wake of Tania Bruguera’s arrest this week over a new law restricting artistic speech in the country. “The decree criminalizes independent art activity,” the Cuban-American artist Coco Fusco says. “It allows a cadre of roving censors to go around issuing fines, to take away your equipment. These are not liberal individuals – if you are a rap musician and they simply don’t like your lyrics, they will shut you down. These draconian actions already take place but this law systemizes it.”
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Ingvild Goetz is an other German based in Munich, whose eponymous collection (3,500 pieces to date) is displayed in a Herzog and De Meuron designed glass box, the inspiration for Tate Modern.
Goetz’s most recent project, which finished this month, was a joint exhibition of Polish artist Paulina Olowska and Scottish artist Lucy Mckenzie, called “Noël sur le balcon/ HOLD THE COLOR”. It was the first time that Goetz gave her entire space over to the artists, who curated the show and made several pices for it.