From the love poems of Ovid to Michelangelo’s nudes in the Sistine Chapel, art censorship has a long history.
Yet today’s censorship is taking some new forms. As Instagram has become one of the major vehicles for visual art, computer algorithms now play a role in deciding what is acceptable for public consumption. Meanwhile the use of anti-terrorism laws to stifle art expressing political dissent and the rise of populist political movements.
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the current growth in censorship and the new ways that artistic freedom is being challenged.
Joining the program:
- Nora Pelizzari, National Coalition Against Censorship
- Srirak Plipat, FreeMuse
- Hili Perlson, art journalist and critic
- Dorian Batycka, Hyperallergic
Assistant producers: Laura Miserez, Arianna Suardi
Supervising producer: Trevor Hook
Visual editor: Kyle McCubbin