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Scandal! Is Artistic Freedom in Danger?

Hosted by a member of the Global Arts & Creativity Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 05 Aug 17:00 - 18:30

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In the French National Assembly, there's a painting that depicts the abolition of slavery. Painted by a white artist, the black figures hark back to black face tropes: silly smiles, bulging eyes, huge red lips. The artist insists his depiction isn't racist. When does art cross the line?

We will watch a documentary (duration 53 minutes) that we can discuss later