artistic expression

International Free Speech Organizations Condemn Barbican Exhibit B Cancellation

By |2016-01-15T16:02:42-04:00September 26th, 2014|Incidents|

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has joined the UK based Index of Censorship and other members of ARTSFEX, an international civil society network actively concerned with the right of artists to freedom of expression, in a statement condemning an alarming worldwide trend in which violent protest silences artistic expression that some groups claim is offensive. The below statement was issued [...]

Tatted: Art on the Body is Protected Expression

By |2019-03-15T17:23:19-04:00April 5th, 2013|Blog|

Did you know that in some states, localities have health and safety ordinances prohibiting tattoos and tattooing? You may be surprised to know that even New York City, birthplace of the modern tattoo -- had a ban for 36 years. Now that practically anyone--from our own mothers to elementary school teachers--is likely to have one, bans like these seem like [...]