Islam versus Europe 29 November 2012
It was about time that those who live from free speech - no, I am not talking about journalists... - start fighting for it. Artists gathered in London earlier this month to express their view on freedom on the Passion for Freedom exhibition, and this time Islam gets mentioned:
"Censored works shown for the first time in the City of Freedom -- London. Passion for Freedom asked artists to respond to these three questions:
1. What is freedom? 2. How easy is it to lose it? 3. How hard is it to get it back?
The "Passion For Freedom" Exhibition this year consisted of 40 artists from 20 countries from all over the world. They came from Canada, USA, Poland, the Netherlands, Afghanistan, Iran and from all over the UK.
Some of the works have never been shown before due to art galleries fear of consequences. 5 of the artists exhibited their work under changed names. Although anonymous they attended the private view but asked photos or videos in which they appear not to be published.
Freedom is like air -- you don't see it, you don't appreciate it until you start to lose it. www.passionforfreedom.co.uk facebook.com/passionforfreedom"