May 23, 2023


«Self-censorship and the fear creative artists can have of the ideological and political codes of behavior that are insisted upon within the liberal left».

Kate Pendry – British actress and playwright resident in Oslo.

The panel will be debating artistic freedom of expression in Norway starting with the questions: Could funding opportunities and economic incentives in the Norwegian art world lead to self-censorship and/or the favoring of politically motivated/instrumental art? How free are Norwegian artists in creating art which deals with controversial issues, like Norwegian fossil fuel policy etc.?

Ellisiv Lindkvist, chair of the Writer’s Guild of Norway
Samsaya Sampda Sharma, Artist and songwriter, vice chair of NOPA (Norwegian Songwriters’s Society), and Norwegian artist
Roar Hagen, Cartoonist in the newspaper VG

The panel will be moderated by the chair of the Norwegian Association of Camera based artists, Thale Blix Fastvold.

The panel is hosted by The Norwegian Artist Network (Kunstnernettverket)

Participating in this event