Program

Art under pressure - paneldebatt

av Black Box Teater og Det Norske Teatret

Det Norske Teatret
Bikuben

Kunst under politisk og religiøst press – i et internasjonalt perspektiv

Paneldebatten Art under pressure inviterer inn både norske og internasjonale stemmer for å utvide perspektivene i kjølvannet av forestillingen Ways of seeing av Pia Maria Roll, Hanan Benammar og Sara Baban som hadde premiere på Black Box teater høsten 2018. Kunstnerne bak forestillingen og teatret ble utsatt for press fra både politisk hold og media. Denne saken viste blant annet at armlengdeprinsippet ikke er hellig. Kunstnerisk frihet og ytringsfrihet kan bli truet i Norge.

Debatten ønsker å trekke inn internasjonalt perspektiv, og å reflektere over viktige emner som har blitt synlige gjennom denne saken. Hvordan kan dette resonnere med situasjoner i andre land? Debatten vil bringe et nyansert blikk som tar høyde for ulike omfang og grader av sensur og se på hva som skjer når kunst opplever politisk og/eller religiøst press som kan føre til sensur. Diskusjonen vil fokusere på populistisk opportunisme fra ytre høyre når kunst angripes, metoder og reaksjoner i kunstfeltet.

Hvordan spres høyrepopulistisk ideologi? Hvordan kan ytringsfriheten beskyttes, hvem beskytter den? Hva er medias rolle –  en tilrettelegger eller en motkraft?

Moderator: Mohamed Abdi
Panel:
Kai Strittmatter - skandinavisk korrespondent for Süddeutsche Zeitung (DE)
Ricarda Ciontos - Kunstnerisk leder av Nordwind Festival-Berlin/Hamburg (DE)
Michal Merczynski - Leder av Malta Festival-Poznan (PL)
Hege Ulstein - forfatter og kommentator i Dagsavisen (NO)

Arrangeres av: Black Box teater og Det Norske Teatret. Arrangementet er støttet av Fritt ord. 

Passer for: Deg som er interessert i ytringsfrihetens vilkår i kunsten og i samfunnet

Arrangementet er gratis, og det er ingen forhåndspåmelding. Denne debatten holdes på engelsk. 


Art under political and religious pressure - methods, propagation modes, fireguards in an international perspective

The panel debate Art under pressure invites both Norwegian and international voices in an attempt to expand the perspectives in the aftermath of the performance Ways of seeing by Pia Maria Roll, Hanan Benammar and Sara Baban that premiered in November 2018 at Black Box teater. Both the artists and the theater have been exposed to political and media pressure. This case has shown, among other things, that the arm's length principle is not sacred. Artistic freedom and freedom of speech can be threatened in Norway.

The debate aims at bringing an international perspective, to open a reflection upon crucial issues that have emerged during this case and that can resonate with other countries and situations, while keeping a nuanced approach and taking into consideration different scopes and scales of censorship. The debate will examine contexts and mechanisms where art is under political and/or religious pressure, leading to cases of censorship. The discussion will focus on the strategies of the populists and far-rights when attacking art and their impacts, modes of actions and re-actions in the art field. How right wing ideology is spreading? How to protect freedom of speech: who are the safeguards? What is the role of media - a facilitator versus a counter-power ?

Moderator: Mohamed Abdi
Panel: 
Kai Strittmatter - Scandinavia Correspondent, Süddeutsche Zeitung (DE)
Ricarda Ciontos - Artistic Director, Nordwind Festival-Berlin/Hamburg (DE)
Michal Merczynski, Director, Malta Festival-Poznan (PL)
Hege Ulstein - author and op-ed columnist in Dagsavisen (NO)

Produced by: Black Box teater and Det Norske Teatret. The event is funded by Fritt ord. 

This event is free and there is no prior registration. This debate is held in english. 


Ricarda Ciontos, born in 1968 in Sibiu (Romania), moved to Heidelberg (Germany) in 1978. After studying three years at the University for Music and Fine Arts in Saarbrücken, she lived and worked as an actress in Vienna, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Bochum and Bucharest. Since 2002 she has been based in Berlin. In 2006 she established NORDWIND Platform and Festival which soon became a major platform for the Nordic Arts in Europe. In addition to her work as a director of NORTHWIND, she has curated several exhibitions since 2014 and has been associated producer for Aquasonic at Future Perfect Productions New York since 2016.

Michał Merczyński is a Polish director, art manager and  producer working in several cultural institutions and festivals. He has been, among others, the director of the Polish Audiovisual Institute – an institution created by the Ministry of Culture in Poland –, the Polish Film Institute, Rozmaitości Theatre and the Festival of Dialogue of Four Cultures. From 2007 to 2013 he has also worked as an expert for the European Union culture Programme. Since 2011, he has been the director of Malta Festival Poznan (formerly called MALTA International Theatre Festival) and since 2007 of Nostalgia Festival.

Kai Strittmatter was born in 1965 and raised in Southern Germany. He studied Sinology in Munich, the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan. In the years since 1997 he worked as a correspondent for Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest quality daily, mainly in China and Turkey. In the end of 2018 he moved to Copenhagen to cover the Nordic countries. Kai Strittmatter is the author of several books on China, Hong Kong and Istanbul, most recently „When we were harmonized. Life in China’s surveillance state“ (Old Street Publishing)

Hege Ulstein is an award-winning Norwegian columnist,  author and writer. She is an op-ed columnist in the Norwegian daily Dagsavisen, where she writes about political issues in a broad sense. Issues that interests her span from feminism, climate change and extremism to immigration and civil rights. She has co-written several TV-series, among them the Emmy-winning Mammon II. She has also published several books, and she is a common participant in TV- and radio debates. Ulstein has a bachelor in politics and language from the University of Oslo. She was awarded the NTB language prize for media in 2010.