In November 2014 the police of Helsinki censored the final scene of the piece Ceci n’est pas… by Dries Verhoeven as an act of public obscenity. In September 2017 the Supreme Administrative Court published their decision on the case, overturning the previous judgments by the police and Helsinki administrative court.
What does this case tell about the art in public space, the freedom of artistic expression, and our society today?
Baltic Circle holds a discussion on these topics on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The discussion is hosted by Baltic Circle’s Managing Director Hanna Nyman, and Pauli Rautiainen, Arts Policy Researcher and Public Law Professor.
There will be coffee. Welcome!
Case Ceci n’est pas…
Wednesday Nov 15, 12:00–13:30 at Oranssi, Suvilahti, Kaasutehtaankatu 1 (building 11)
The discussion will be in Finnish and English. Free entry!