Medium: 3 image carousel post : Colored Pencil on Paper
Censored by: Instagram
Date of censorship: February 3, 2021
Was there notification of removal? If so, what was the reason given?
Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?
No opportunity to appeal.
What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you?
IG’s guidelines are vague and ambiguous, and often contradictory. Instagram is such a wonderful platform to connect people to art and ideas and it’s unfortunate that it’s simultaneously such a threatening and insecure environment where artists are always at risk of having their accounts shut down, and not because of overstepping any clear and defined boundary. These communities of artists, curators and art appreciators are like castles made of sand that can disappear overnight, entire histories of posts, comments and discussions erased just like that.
Artist Website: alphachanneling.com
Artist Instagram: @alphachanneling