Gatekeepers of censorship: Contemporary erotic art in a digital age…


Date: January 11, 2019

01) Gatekeepers of censorship: Contemporary erotic art in a digital age

“When: Wednesday 23 January 2019, 6:30 — 7:45pm
Where: The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Join Julia Farrington, associate arts producer at Index on Censorship, psychoanalyst and professor Adam Phillips, and artist Celia Hempton as they discuss the challenges in creating erotic art in today’s contemporary art world with journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark.

Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were two artists that frequently scandalised their audiences in the early 20th century. But what if they were making the same works now – would they be censored? What defines erotic art? Who decides when erotica crosses the line into pornography?

In an age of successful digital media platforms and the prolific production of transgressive artworks, new methods of censorship have become a controversial and impeding issue for contemporary artists. Our panel investigate how censorship has changed in the digital age and to what extent it stifles an artist’s creativity.”

This would be very interesting to attend.

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