Artistic Expression

The Issue

Artistic expression is currently being endangered by the fragmentation of society into increasingly inward-focused social groupings that reject alternative perspectives and questions to their taken-for-granted reality. 

Why It Matters

Artistic expression has been a principal way in which the most important aspects of our common humanity have come to be understood and communicated. 

Our Work

The Centre for Free Expression engages the public in dialogue about the importance of artistic expression and supports artists when there are attempts to restrict or suppress their work. The Centre is particularly interested in how social media contributes to the fragmentation of society and the chilling of artistic expression.

Resources

Blog Post

Beethoven to the Guillotine?

In recent years, certain factions of the “socio-culturally aware” class have been sifting through history with the fine-toothed comb of 21st century moral superiority, snagging a host of

By Daniel Lelchuk

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: A New History: Burning the Books

October 21, 2020 - A new book — Richard Ovenden’s Burning the Books — appeared earlier this year. It is a history of book burning and resistance to book burning.

Podcast

Beyond Conflict: Theatre and the Art of Embracing Controversy or Dissonance

Iqbal Khan - In Conversation with Robin Sokoloski

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Author and Publisher of "Hansel et Gretel" Acquitted in Quebec Court (2)

October 9, 2020 - Last month, a judge in the Superior Court of Quebec acquitted a fiction author and a book publisher of child pornography charges.

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Author and Publisher of "Hansel et Gretel" Acquitted in Quebec Court

October 1, 2020 - In the Superior Court of Quebec, a judge has acquitted a fiction author and a book publisher of child pornography charges.