Adele Orioli is among the protagonists of the festival of censored arts, for freedom of expression and against anti-blasphemy laws. Art exhibitions, group shows, live performances, talks, screenings, stand-up comedies, on the theme of censorship for religious reasons and blasphemy.

Legal consultant and dog trainer, she fights through the UAAR, of which she is responsible for legal initiatives, for the definitive release of “sexual” legislation (assisted procreation, termination of pregnancy, pacs) from religious and / or moralistic matrices. Adele Orioli, representing the UAAR, recently celebrated an important success: the Supreme Court accepted an appeal from the Union of atheists and rationalist agnostics (UAAR), recognizing their right to express positions and ideas like the faithful of any other religious confession. . The story began in 2013, when the Municipality of Verona opposed the posting of some posters of the association entitled “We live well without D”. The city council of Verona had considered that the campaign conveyed a message “potentially harmful to any religion”.

Therefore, he had not allowed the posting of posters. The UAAR then turned to the judicial authority. Both in the first and second instance, however, the judges had validated the decision of the Municipality.

Anti-blasphemy laws in Italy and around the world are used to suppress political opponents and dissidents, to censor artists, journalists and free thinking.

The application of a law that should protect an unidentified “religious sentiment” is highly subjective, completely arbitrary. There are countries where even a woman’s song can be considered blasphemous. A reality that moves large sums of money and votes but which cannot be satirized or criticized, becomes untouchable: an unnameable god becomes truly omnipotent even on the political and social level. This is why Ceci n’est pas un blasphème , the festival of censored arts, was born .
The festival enjoys the moral patronage of the Department of Culture of Naples, but to maintain independence and thus guarantee the quality of the curatorship we do not have access to public funds: we are professionals but we work on it as a team of volunteers, we believe in it a lot, if you share the message give us a hand to make it happen: together we can do something great, for art, for poetry, for freedom of expression, against any form of religious abuse!

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