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China explores restricting social media algorithms to promote ‘culture and art reviews’

China is looking at how it can limit the role of algorithms in content distribution to align online content with the state’s agenda in order to shape the country’s minds and mainstream views.

The Central Propaganda Department of the Communist Party, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the State Administration of Radio and Television, and the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and Chinese Writers Association, the country’s state propaganda organs, are calling for better “culture and art reviews” in China.

They will be introducing new policy guidelines, of which the full text will be published in the coming

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In New York and More, Public Art Is Taking on Thorny Social Issues

“The return of culture and the return of people to embrace that culture is ultimately what’s going to carry our city out of Covid,” Mr. Speyer said. “Our responsibility to enhance the public art program is greater than ever, just as it was during the Great Depression.”

Penny Balkin Bach, executive director and chief curator of the Association for Public Art, a nonprofit that commissions and promotes public art in Philadelphia, said viewership likely rose during the pandemic, as it was often the only means for people to safely engage with artworks. “Public art organizers all over the country

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Philadelphia photographer prints social justice art book for charity

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WPVI) — “We’re all gonna be talking about 2020 and what happened for decades,” said photographer Matt Barber. “These are images that capture what’s really happening in your community.”

The camera-clad Philadelphian was among thousands of protesters filling the streets in June of 2020 following the death of George Floyd.

“I took so many photos back in June, and I thought for the longest time, what should I do with this?” he asked.

Barber, a South Philadelphia native, called an illustrator, Halimah Smith, from Northwest Philadelphia, to collaborate on a project. The dynamic duo produced an art book

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Art exhibit honors lives lost from social injustice


The works of Miami artist T. Eliott Mansa, shown in the LnS Gallery in Coconut Grove, owned by Sergio Cernuda.

Courtesy of LnS Gallery

Sergio Cernuda is the owner of LnS Gallery in Coconut Grove. While you may recognize the name – his parents own the long-running Cernuda Arte in Coral Gables – Sergio Cernuda has come into his own in Miami’s art scene.

Cernuda confirms that having his gallery in Coconut Grove was completely intentional. “We opened the gallery four years ago this February in an area that, in the 1970s, was booming with gallery spaces,” he

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