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Italian museum starts burning artwork to protest budget cuts
Italian museum starts burning artwork to protest budget cuts

A museum in Italy has resorted to burning artwork to protest cuts that its leader sees as unfair and destructive. The Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples plans to burn three paintings a week to protest what is perceived as the government's war against art. As reported by BBC News, Antonio Manfredi, director of the Casoria, set fire to the first painting on Tuesday and has garnered the support of European artists who are sympathetic to the cause. One artist, the Welsh sculptor John Brown, reportedly set fire to one of his works earlier this week in a show of solidarity. Manfredi told  Italy's Corriere della Sera that the failure of officials from Italy and the...

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