Beijing shuts down art exhibition on violence against women

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/26/beijing-shuts-down-art-exhibition-on-violence-against-women

Beijing authorities have shut down an art exhibition celebrating attempts to combat violence against women, organisers said on Thursday.

The exposition, timed to coincide with the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, was to open at Beijing’s Jinge Art Gallery on Wednesday. But when artists arrived hours before its planned opening, they found the doors bolted shut.

“The reason our exhibition was called off is pressure from higher authorities,” said Cui Guangxia, the Beijing-based artist curating the event.

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