Malt 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.
We know absolutely nothing about Malt. He is a very mysterious artist and there is no news about him. One fine day some fb users, who follow the Dioscotto Facebook page, reported seeing a poster in Rome signed by him. Since then, the artist has found completely original ways to deliver his creative contributions to Dioscotto activists. In 2019 he participated with two works, an installation and a graphic work, in Discotto-Reserved area which took place in Naples, in Piazza Dante. The official image of Ceci n’est pas un blasphème, with its evident homage to Magritte, is another precious gift from Malt to our cause.
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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