Pierz 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.
He was born in Senigallia in the province of Ancona and lives in Fano. He attended the comics course at the International School of Comics in Jesi. In April 2008 I created the e-comic Ravioli Uèstern, which in October 2009 became a print series published by Nicola Pesce Editore. He got baptized on May 9, 2012. In 2013, together with Davide La Rosa, he made the best-seller The Bible 2: «You know the Bible? Yes, that’s right, the most read book in the world that no one has ever read… well! That book, full of religion and urban legends that ran in the Mediterranean, had the problem that the ending left the reader with a bad taste (it also had the problem of causing fanaticism, death and Paolo Brosio, but so be it) “. He also writes God is man’s best friend, the sum of his anticlerical art. Pierz is one of the most generous supporters of the #Dioscotto campaign to which he donated an informative comic entitled Un porco in magistrale.
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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