Freedom and censorship in the times of post-truth

We have the pleasure of inviting you to a panel discussion within the 34th Contemporary Art Days Festival

Freedom and censorship in the times of post-truth

May 26th, 2019, 12:00
Fama club, 5 Legionowa Street
free entry

Rather than be mere entertainment alleviating everyday problems, contemporary culture should aim at active participation in the public discourse through broadening its scope, posing difficult questions or bringing up controversial issues. When catchy fake news and media manipulation distort reality, they also affect certain aspects of people’s lives, their expectations and the liberty to pursue their own interests and preferences. These challenges only add to the persistent perils of violence, xenophobia or muzzling critical voices.

A group of artists and intellectuals will share their experiences and reflection on the topical issues.

Moderated by Anna Łazar

The guests are:

Anda Rottenberg – art historian and critic, curator, writer, director of National Art Gallery Zachęta in Warsaw (1993–2001), currently culture editor for Vogue Polska”

Joanna Wichowska – playwright, curator, theatre critic, performer

Alex Freiheit – performer, poet, SIKSA‘s co-founder

Serhiy Zhadan – one of the most prominent young Ukrainian writers; poet and journalist

Tomasz Sikora – musician, culture manager, philospher, sound engineer, soundtrack composer, producer, member of Karbido band

Edwin Bendyk – journalist, lecturer, writer, science editor for Polityka weekly

Wojciech Lemański – Catholic priest, co-founder of Commemorative Committee Otwock and Karczew Jews, member of Council of Christians and Jews, recipent of the Order of Polonia Restituta Third Class in 2008

Anna Łazar – philologist in Polish and Ukrainian; worked for Polish NGOs and Polish Institute in Kiev and St. Petersburg; writes on contemporary Eastern European literature and art

official website of the festival

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