Item Archive: freedom of speech

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Artists at Risk (AR) at Frieze New York

Artists fleeing persecution and war and their fellows join Artists at Risk (AR)’s Virtual Viewing Room at Frieze New York from May 16 – 22, 2022 The eyes of the global art collectors community are locked on Manhattan, as Frieze … Continue reading

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Venice Biennale: “The Member”, a historical Performance-Intervention at the Russian Pavilion by Aleksey Yudnikov, 22.04.2022

At this most dangerous juncture in European history since the Second World War, this vivid performance at the Venice Biennale painted a nuanced picture of our vulgar times. A historical entry in the yearbook of the Russian Pavilion! Artist: Aleksey … Continue reading

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PRESS: El nuevo exilio de artistas rusos se refugia en Helsinki by El País

Source: El País José M Abad Linán 20.04.2022   PRESS TEXT: In English (translated): An NGO welcomes in the Finnish capital creators fleeing Putin’s regime, who coincide in the city with those arriving from Ukraine and Belarus. José M. Abad – … Continue reading

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PRESS: The Art World Responds to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine by Wide Walls

Source: Wide Walls Balasz Takac 13.04.2022   PRESS TEXT: The Art World Responds to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine   In 2014, Russia invaded the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine, and this particular event marked the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. … Continue reading

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PRESS: Monocle Weekend Edition: Saturday – Pack mentality by Monocle

Source: Monocle Monocle Team 02.04.2022   PRESS TEXT: Pack mentality It’s difficult to gauge what effect, if any, art has on conflict (writes Alex Briand). Sometimes it’s as simple as acting as a catharsis for the artist in a time … Continue reading

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PRESS: The Globalist (Radio Episode) by Monocle

Source: Monocle Monocle Speakers 16.03.2022   PRESS TEXT: We discuss the latest in Ukraine as Polish, Slovenian and Czech leaders meet in Kyiv. Plus: China’s Russia problem, an interview with Venezuela’s foreign minister and a look at nominations for the … Continue reading

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PRESS: What country forgets the trampling of soldiers’ feet? Poems in solidarity with the people of Ukraine by Culture Matters

Source: Culture Matters Gabriel Rosenstock 12.03.2022   PRESS TEXT: What country forgets the trampling of soldiers’ feet? Poems in solidarity with the people of Ukraine Another downloadable pdf from Gabriel Rosenstock, with tankas and images. Image above is Fisherman, by … Continue reading

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PRESS: A letter for Ukraine by e-flux

SOURCE: e-flux 28.02.2022 PRESS TEXT: A letter for Ukraine e-flux We stand alongside the people of Ukraine in their resistance to the invasion of their country by Russian forces. We assert the rights of the Ukrainian people to free expression … Continue reading

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Russian “Memorial” and Masha Alekhina – AR stands in Solidarity

Artists at Risk (AR) is deeply concerned about the Russian authorities’ draconian moves to shut down two of the country’s most important human rights organisations: International Memorial (Международный Мемориал ) and the Memorial Human Rights Centre (Правозащитный Центр “Мемориал”) The … Continue reading

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Joint NGO Statement: States break silence to condemn Egypt’s abuses at UN rights body

AR joins international NGOs and Finnish-led coalition of states in condemning systematic human rights violations in Egypt March 12, 2021 Earlier today, the Finnish Ambassador to the UN in Geneva delivered a joint statement on behalf of 31 countries urging … Continue reading

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