Self expression vs defiance

Self expression vs defiance

When is self expression an act of defiance?  Is it ok to say what you think?  Or do we have to stick to the status quo and follow the rules?

In April, 2015, Astute Radio in partnership with Picture This Productions organised a live conversation where we discussed these very questions.

Moderated by Sepi Roshan, it was a chance to explore, experience and challenge the meaning behind the art of some of the most innovative minds in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment.

Tell us what you think.

Are all forms of self expression an act of defiance?

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With thanks to:

Agnieszka Kołek – Polish Woman of the Year (UK) 2013, and a Copenhagen terror attack survivor. Agnieszka is the main co-organizer and curator of the international competition “Passion for Freedom” which takes place annually in London.

Angela Li Zhenxiang is photographer, video and performance artist. Her work is about human rights and she uses her body as a strong voice in different cultures and locations to examine the degrees of freedom.

Dr Astrid Nordin is lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the negotiation of official politics through language and visual media, particularly in Chinese spoof culture online. – One of the UK’s first Online Art Galleries. is the market leader in UK student and graduate art sales, hand picking and promoting the most promising artistic talent.


2 Responses

  1. Margot Lindsay
    | Reply

    I greatly enjoyed the stimulating evening with you in April & look forward to the next event.

    • Sepi Roshan
      | Reply

      So pleased you enjoyed yourself, Margot. Looking forward to seeing you next time!

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