Australia accussed of censoring North Korean artists
08 Dec 09

The Australian government has been accused of censorship after it refused visas to five North Korean artists invited to attend a rare exhibition of their work in Queensland. Australia’s Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has denied the men visas, saying their studio was a propoganda tool of  the communist North Korean government.  Nick Bonner, a Beijing-based British businessman and art dealer who helped curate the exhibition denied that the works were political. He added: “For an artist to produce a body of work and not be able to speak about it, that’s censorship.” Read more here