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

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


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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