BOOK LAUNCH 9 September 2022: Censored Art Today by Gareth Harris
Join Gareth Harris at Richard Saltoun Gallery on 9th September to celebrate the publication of his exciting new book Censored Art Today -- the latest volume in the Hot Topics in the Art World series published by Lund Humphries and Sotheby's Institute of Art.
Art censorship is a centuries-old issue which appears to be on the rise in the 21st century. Censored Art Today by Gareth Harris asks why is this the case, providing an up-to-date, on-the-ground account of today’s art-censorship debates, and focusing on who the censors are and why they are clamping down on forms of artistic expression worldwide.
This book expertly analyses the different contexts in which artists, museums and curators face restrictions today, investigating political censorship in China, Cuba and the Middle East; the suppression of LGBTQ+ artists in 'illiberal democracies'; the algorithms policing art online; Western museums and 'cancel culture'; and the narratives around 'problematic' monuments. His fascinating study, which draws on extensive research and interviews, reveals why censorship has become the hottest of topics, impacting substantially on artists.
When: drinks served from 6:30pm with remarks from the author tbc
Where: Richard Saltoun Gallery, 41 Dover St, London, W1S 4NS
Copies of Censored Art Today will be on sale during the evening at a special 20% launch discount! Plus, you will have the opportunity to get your copy signed by the author.
We look forward to seeing you there.