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Wikipedia Becomes a Battleground for Art Activism

“Artist-philosopher Adrian Piper wants her Wikipedia page gone. She finds its portrayal of her inaccurate, and she has never cared to compromise about anything. Early in her career, following the invasion of Cambodia and the Kent State protests, she pulled artwork from a show at New York Cultural Center, asking that it be replaced by a sign citing “the inability of art expression to have a meaningful existence under conditions other than those of peace, equality, truth, trust and freedom.” Last summer, she sent an email to Wikimedia Foundation, which runs the massive, volunteer-edited encyclopedia, asking that her page be deleted.” (via LA Weekly)

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