What’s the future for artistic freedom?

Nov 7, 2016

A panel discussion in English on freedom of expression and censorship, as part of the international series of panel discussions entitled Battle of Ideas. The event is organized in cooperation with the Institute of Ideas and Hellenic American College...

Battle of Ideas at the Hellenic American Union

Freedom of expression has long been one of the signifiers of a free society. Limitations on artistic expression, and attempts to police visual culture, from art to advertising, undermine both the freedom of the artist and the right of the public to exercise their own discretion. Yet, attempts to 'protect' the public from supposedly harmful materials remain common, and do not just come from the state or conservative elements in society. They are also made in the name of opposing sexism and racism, and 'offence' more generally.

Is there ever a good argument for censoring artists or for regulating the images and ideas that the public can be exposed to? Is advertising even a free expression issue or should it be held to different standards? Guest speakers to the event will attempt to provide answers to these and other questions.

Speaking at the event will be: Ashley Frawley (Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, Swansea University, Author), Manick Govinda (Head, Artists' Advisory Services, Producer, Artsadmin, Vice chair, a-n The Artists Information Company), Alexander Nikolaou (Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, Hellenic American University), Penelope Petsini (Lecturer, Art and Photography Theory, Athens School of Fine Art), Moderator: Nikos Sotirakopoulos (Lecturer in Sociology, University of Loughborough, Author)

Information

Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College, Institute of Ideas
Venue Hellenic American Union Rooftop (8th Floor)
Start Date 07/11/2016
End Date 07/11/2016
Starting Time 19:30
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Ashley Frawley, Manick Govinda, Alexander Nikolaou, Penelope Petsini, Nikos Sotirakopoulos
Languages: EN
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2016/11/08 - 17:22:20

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