Get Together Recordings | Artistic Freedom – a human right with many obstacles

Get Together 2020 has been postponed due to Covid-19 and we hope to reschedule the event in Spring 2021. In the meantime you might enjoy listening to some recordings of talks from previous events. The first of these recordings is the Keynote Speech from Get Together 2017 by Marie Korpe and Ole Reitov co-founders of Freemuse, the world’s leading organisation defending artistic freedom. Titled Artistic Freedom – a human right with many obstacles Marie and Ole presented a keynote talk discussing how personal, political, religious and social attitudes impact on ideas; test the limitations of freedom of artistic expression, and address how violations can be monitored.

States as well as UN bodies increasingly recognize freedom of artistic expression as a fundamental human right. However, global statistics show a disturbing number of violations on artistic freedom in many countries – including Europe.

How is artistic freedom defined, how can you monitor violations, which are the conflicts behind persecution of artists and are those rights without limitations?

In a conversation with the audience of Get Together 2017 (15 September) they discuss how attitudes impact on ideas on limitations of freedom of artistic expression and how most censorship cases and persecutions of artists reflect conflicts within societies.

All recordings available on Soundcloud and in the Members Area of the website.


About Get Together
Get Together is Ireland’s National Day for Visual Artists. This annual event is geared towards all visual artists and offers the chance to meet other practicing artists and curators, engage in discussions on what impacts artists and make new connections with people working in galleries and arts organisations all over Ireland.

The programme includes panel discussions on a rage of topics, “Artists Speak” with artists speaking about their work, the development of their careers and their own personal experience as professional visual artists, “Speed Curating” where artists can book meetings with curators to introduce them to their work, “Clinics” with experts to discuss a wide range of issues on a one-to-one basis. All of this surrounding the Visual Artists Café, where arts organisations and artists support agencies gather to provide information about their services as well as a place to perch and catch up with friends old and new.

We hope you can join us when it is possible to reschedule. We are currently running a programme of online events including Visual Artists Cafés, Clinics, and Webinars.Visual Artists Cafés, Clinics, and Webinars.


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