Artists´ freedom of expression and responsibility in contemporary society 29.5.

Art has the ability to express not only resistance and rebellion, but also hope and empowerment. Art has always been a sensitive catalyst for social and political change. It is unique in its capacity to provide the tools and platforms that can lead to advocacy, action, and change. An increasing amount of artists are commenting and taking a stance on recent developments in Europe and other parts of the world through their work. At the same time, their right for the freedom of expression is under threat in many countries.
 
At the discussion evening three professionals will talk about the artists´ freedom of expression and responsibilities in today´s changing Europe–and beyond.
 
Participants:
 
Stefan Bremer
Stefan Bremer is a leading name in Finnish photography who has been successful not only in photographic art but also as a documentary, press and theatre photographer.
He has worked as a teacher in art schools around Finland as well as at the Stockholm School of Photography and at the University of Gothenburg. He was awarded the Finnish State Prize for Photography in 1988, the title of Artist Professor in 1999 and the Culture Prize of the City of Helsinki in 2011. He has had over 200 solo exhibitions.
 
Hanna Helavuori
Helavuori is the director of TINFO (Theatre Info Finland), a non-governmental organisation. She is a theatre researcher and a lecturer. She has published and written several books and articles, and created exhibition texts and concepts. Her special interests are Finnish theatre and cultural policy, changes in the authorships, and women in contemporary performing arts and drama.
 
János Sugár
János Sugár is a Hungarian artist and filmmaker. His works have been widely exhibited throughout Europe and other parts of the world. Sugár is a founding member of Media Research Foundation and a regular commentator of arts and society. Since 1990 he has been teaching at the Intermedia Department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. Sugár’s artistic work consists predominantly of installations, videos, and graphic works with a social and political perspective. One of his aims is to reveal the true essence of different phenomena by engaging critically in public spaces such as the Internet.
 

From 6.30pm until 7pm Stefan Bremer introduces his joint exhibition with Ahmed Alalousi entitled BORDERLINE at HybridArt Space. ( The exhibition can be seen 16.5.2018-31.5.2018.)

The event is held in English.

29.5.2018 at 7pm
HybridArt Space
Galamb u. 6., 1052, Budapest
Free entrance

The event is organised by FinnAgora.