Luca Iavarone 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.

Luca Iavarone is a musician and composer: it is in this art and in political satire that the beginning of his career is expressed. His first collaborations with obtained great success, such as the parody of the French elections and Napolitano’s reactions to the grillini boom. After that experience, he was head of the newspaper’s culture section for four years. Luca has been creative director of the Ciaopeople group since 2015.

He experiments with media languages ​​and applies them to web narration with satirical, but also informative or denunciation purposes. His Slap Her, made against violence against women, received a mention of interest from the UN and earned him the first of four European Oscars for the web. In fact, his choice to inhabit mass communication is also a form of civil commitment. Luca Iavarone, in fact, uses communication and creativity to generate broadly accessible contents which, however, awaken the critical sense, destabilize taboos and make consciences responsible.

Luca openly supports the battle for the abolition of crimes against blasphemy and is a staunch supporter of freedom of expression.

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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