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Echo from the Library: Censorship in a Time of Freedom

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: September 6, 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

We live in a society that considers the principles of freedom of speech and freedom of artistic expression to be fundamental rights. However, doubts about the real extent of our freedom of expression are growing. What are the biggest enemies of free speech today? Political correctness? The algorithms of social networks? Grant mechanisms in the arts?

A Salon Echo talk held as part of the accompanying programme of the exhibition Uncensored: Polish Independent Art of the 1980s that runs at Kutná Hora’s GASK gallery until September 17.

The co-organizer of the exhibition is the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, whose director, art historian Piotr Bernatowicz, will be the first panellist. Writer, linguist and media expert Professor Marek Kochan of Warsaw’s SWPS University and Deník N journalist and novelist Ondřej Štindl will also speak.

Organised by Týdeník Echo, Prague’s Polish Institute, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Václav Havel Library. The GASK gallery is the evening’s partner.


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