6:30 pm Short tour of the exhibition
7:30 pm Is everything allowed, what befits?
Reflections on the freedom of art in times of political irritation
The history of the modern age can also be described as a history of progressive art liberation. Almost always there were conservative circles, which ran against an offensive work of art storm. Since the MeToo debate at the latest, however, just the left-liberal milieu, which has always regarded art freedom as a high good, is ready to scandalise and banish works of art if these are perceived by women or members of discriminated minorities as offensive. At the same time, the political opponent is getting ready, as evidenced by the case of the Thuringian public prosecutor, who had been appealed against an action artist group on suspicion of “forming a criminal organization”.
It seems that the freedom of art today is threatened by two sides. What does this escalation tell about the changed understanding of art and its social function? And what do the narrowing spaces mean for art and artists, for the public and the public?
Admission: 15 € (including free drink)