Museum, facing budget cuts, begins burning works of art

To protest deep cuts in arts funding, Director Antonio Manfredi of the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples has begun burning works of art from the museum’s permanent collection. Manfredi plans a systematic destruction — three a week — of the museum’s holdings as its “1,000 artworks are headed for destruction anyway because of the government’s indifference.” The artists whose paintings were burned on Tuesday supported the action. Watch videos of each protest on la Repubblica.it here and here.

via Culture Monster and BBC

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