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GRAFFITI – NEW YORK MEETS THE DAM

GRAFFITI-ADAMMUSEUM203Het Amsterdam Museum ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’. Voor het eerst in Nederland is er een tentoonstelling te zien die compleet is gewijd aan New Yorkse en Amsterdamse graffiti uit de jaren ’70 en ’80. Voor deze tentoonstelling werkt het Amsterdam Museum nauw samen met The Museum of the City of New York.

De tentoonstelling focust op de jaren ’70 en ’80 en laat zien hoe be­kende Amsterdamse graffitikunstenaars zoals Shoe en Delta werden beïnvloed door Amerikaanse artiesten als Dondi en Keith Haring. Naast topstukken uit collecties van privé-verzamelaars en het Museum of the City of New York worden ook persoonlijke bezittingen van graffitikunstenaars getoond, waar­onder schetsboeken, kledingstukken en foto’s uit eigen archief. Op deze manier wordt de ontwikkeling duidelijk van graffiti als straatfenomeen naar geaccepteerde kunststroming. ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’ laat daarnaast zien hoe dertig jaar geleden een jonge generatie het straatbeeld veranderde waarvan de invloed nog altijd merkbaar is binnen muziek, fashion en onze hedendaagse beeldcultuur.

GRAFFITI-ADAMMUSEUM201Voor de tentoonstelling ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’ komt een deel van de New Yorkse tentoonstelling ‘City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection’ naar het Amsterdam Museum. De collectie van Wong (1946 – 1999) bevat naast Haring ook unieke werken van andere bekende New Yorkse namen zoals Cey Adams, Futura 2000 en Daze. Wong herkende de kunst van graffiti nog voor dit maatschappelijk was geaccepteerd en wist zo een unieke collectie tot stand te brengen. De tentoonstelling City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection is ontwikkeld door The Museum of the City of New York en gecureerd door Sean Corcoran, conservator prints en fotografie. Aileen Middel (Mick la Rock) is als gast-conservator betrokken bij ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’.

Graffiti – New York meets The Dam
18 september 2015 – 24 januari 2016
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1012 PH Amsterdam NL

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PERSMUSEUM EERT CHARLIE HEBDO MET EEN TENTOONSTELLING

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Het Persmuseum eert het Franse satirische tijdschrift Charlie Hebdo vanaf vandaag met een expositie rond illustraties en illustratoren die werken op het scherpst van de snede van de persvrijheid.

In het Persmuseum in Amsterdam-Oost zullen vanaf zondag 11 januari exemplaren worden geëxposeerd van het weekblad dat deze week getroffen werd door een terreuraanslag waarbij tien medewerkers, een bewaker en een politieagent om het leven kwamen. Ook zijn andere spotprenten te zien die gemaakt zijn naar aanleiding van de aanslag.

Persmuseum directeur Niels Beugeling: “We hebben met man en macht gewerkt om deze expositie rond te krijgen. Die is een ode aan het getroffen blad en de tekenaars, maar vooral ook aan het onverwoestbare recht op vrijheid van meningsuiting.”

persmuseumcharlie04Niels Beugeling: “De aanslag in Parijs is een absolute ramp. Niet alleen voor het blad en de medewerkers, maar voor de satire en de vrijheid van de pers wereldwijd. Het blad, zonder foto’s maar met bijzondere tekeningen en reportages, dat zich zonder  voorbehoud tegen alles en iedereen keert, is in één klap beroofd van een aantal van zijn beste tekenaars en meest toegewijde medewerkers: Cabu, Wolinski, Charb, Honoré en Tignous. Iedereen is met stomheid geslagen, maar die stomheid zal, Charlie Hebdo indachtig, niet lang aanhouden.”

Het Persmuseum is de nationale bewaarplaats voor het journalistieke erfgoed. Het museum beheert een omvangrijke collectie kranten en tijdschriften vanaf 1600, een verzameling affiches en overige reclame-uitingen met betrekking tot de pers, een unieke collectie (originele) politieke tekeningen en persgrafiek, tal van archieven en foto’s rond journalisten en de persbedrijfstak, en een uitgebreide bibliotheek.

Het Persmuseum staat in Nederland pal voor het belang van het recht op informatie en van de persvrijheid. Het ziet het als zijn missie om, met zijn collectie als uitgangspunt, voor een breed publiek uitingen en uitingsvormen van de media en journalistiek te verzamelen, te bewaren en het belang ervan in alle facetten over het voetlicht te brengen.

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Bij de aanslag van deze week kwamen onder cartoonisten Georges Wolinski, Jean Cabut, Philippe Honoré, Bernhard Verlhac en Stéphane Charbonnier om het leven.

Veteraan en mede-oprichter van het blad Georges Wolinksi (80), werkte al voor Hara-Kiri in de jaren ’60 en sinds 1970 voor Charlie Hebdo, maar ook voor het dagblad Libération, en voor Paris-Match en L’Écho des savanes.

Het eerste werk van Cabu (pseudoniem van Jean Cabut), verscheen in 1954 in een regionaal dagblad. De 76-jarige tekenaar en mede-oprichter van het blad, tekende in 2006 de profeet Mohammed voor de cover van Charlie Hebdo, als antwoord op de cartoonrellen in Denemarken.

Charb (pseudoniem van Stéphane Charbonnier, 47) was hoofdredacteur van het magazine. Hij was zowel tekenaar als journalist en had een vaste rubriek in het magazine: ‘Charb n’aime pas les gens’ (Charb houdt niet van de mensen).

Tignous (pseudoniem van Bernard Verlhac, 57) tekende zowel voor Charlie Hebdo, de Marianne en de Fluide Glacial. Hij ondertekende zijn werk altijd met Oom Bernard.

Philippe Honoré, 74, werkte net als Tignous sinds 1992 voor Charlie Hebdo. Zijn werk wordt gekenmerkt door een bijzondere grafische stijl die doet denken aan lino- of houtsneden.

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Straf voor kritische Saudische blogger Raif Badaw: Duizend zweepslagen en tien jaar cel.

Amnesty01Kom in actie voor de vrijheid van Raif Badawi

Duizend zweepslagen en tien jaar cel. Dat is de straf die de Saudische Raif Badawi krijgt voor het schrijven van kritische blogs.

Begin mei 2014 werd de Saudische blogger Raif Badawi veroordeeld tot tien jaar cel, duizend zweepslagen (vijftig per week) en een boete van 1 miljoen rial (191 duizend euro) voor het ‘beledigen van de islam’. Op 1 september werd de straf in hoger beroep door het gerechtshof in Jeddah bevestigd. De eerste serie zweepslagen kan daardoor mogelijk al binnen enkele weken worden uitgevoerd. Amnesty International beschouwt Raif Badawi als een gewetensgevangene die alleen maar vastzit omdat hij als blogger op vreedzame wijze gebruikmaakte van zijn recht op vrije meningsuiting.

Raif Badawi (1984) is medeoprichter van een van de grootste online fora van Saudi-Arabië, Saudi Arabian Liberals. Dit is de werkelijke reden voor zijn veroordeling. De Saudische autoriteiten voeren een meedogenloze campagne om vreedzame activisten de mond te snoeren. Hierbij worden ernstige maatregelen, zoals zware gevangenisstraffen en lijfstraffen, niet geschuwd.

KOM IN ACTIE VOOR RAIF
Kom in actie! Roep de Saudische autoriteiten op Raif Badawi onmiddellijk vrij te laten. Stuur je protestmail (zie link website Amnesty International) direct naar de Saudische ambassade in Nederland.

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Red de Dode Dichters Almanak

dodedichtersalmanakRed de Dode Dichters Almanak

Voor iedereen die van poëzie houdt

Wegens kortzichtige bezuinigingen heft de netmanager van Nederland 2 een uniek vpro programma op.

De Dode Dichters Almanak is enig in de wereld.

Het is ook het enige programma over poëzie op de Nederlandse televisie.

De opheffing is wéér een aanslag op de cultuur in ons land, die het toch al zo moeilijk heeft.

Draai de bezuiniging terug.

Laat de Dode Dichters Almanak bestaan.

Onderteken: Red de Dode Dichters Almanak

# Ga naar de website PETITIE

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India: PEN protests withdrawal of best-selling book

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India: PEN protests withdrawal of best-selling book

In 2009, Penguin published The Hindus: An Alternative History by American Indologist Professor Wendy Doniger. The book became a number one bestseller in the non-fiction category in India and received positive reviews in the international media. It has also been subject to criticism, including an online petition highlighting supposed factual inaccuracies and calling for the immediate withdrawal of the book signed by more than 10,000 people.

In 2011, Dinanath Batra of Shiksha Bachao Andolan filed a case against the publisher, claiming that the book was offensive to Hindus and therefore in violation of Section 295A of the Indian penal code which prohibits ‘deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.’

According to the petitioners’ lawyer, on 10 February 2014 the publisher agreed to withdraw the book and to pulp recalled, withdrawn and unsold copies at their own cost.

The PEN All-India Centre in Mumbai and the PEN Delhi Centre have expressed their grave disappointment at the news, and published a statement from Professor Doniger: ‘I was, of course, angry and disappointed to see this happen, and I am deeply troubled by what it foretells for free speech in India in the present, and steadily worsening, political climate…. I do not blame Penguin Books, India. Other publishers have just quietly withdrawn other books without making the effort that Penguin made to save this book. Penguin, India, took this book on knowing that it would stir anger in the Hindutva ranks, and they defended it in the courts for four years, both as a civil and as a criminal suit.

They were finally defeated by the true villain of this piece – the Indian law that makes it a criminal rather than civil offense to publish a book that offends any Hindu, a law that jeopardizes the physical safety of any publisher, no matter how ludicrous the accusation brought against a book.’

On 14 February, Penguin India issued a statement on the case in which they echo Doniger’s concern about freedom of expression in the country: ‘The Indian Penal Code, and in particular section 295A of that code, will make it increasingly difficult for any Indian publisher to uphold international standards of free expression without deliberately placing itself outside the law. This is, we believe, an issue of great significance not just for the protection of creative freedoms in India but also for the defence of fundamental human rights.’

As former trustee and chair of English PEN’s Writers at Risk Committee: Salil Tripathi states in his piece on the controversy, Penguin’s disappointing surrender:

‘Those who disagreed with Doniger had options—to protest, to argue, to publish their own book as response, and if they had a copy, to shut it. Nobody is being forced to read it. Now, go to your electronic readers, buy it, download it, read it; if you go abroad, get copies—there’s no ban on its import; and reinforce the idea that a pluralistic India does not have singular views. India thrives in its diversity and plurality—its culture and its opinions.’

The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger is available from Foyles.

TAKE ACTION

Sign the petition: PEN Delhi is supporting this Change.org petition calling for the reform of Sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code. Sign the petition

Send a letter of appeal: Write to the Indian authorities protesting the withdrawal of Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History and calling for the reform of Sections 153A and 295A. A sample letter is provided on the English PEN website but it is always better if you put the appeal in your own words.

Send a message of support: If you would like to send a message of support to Wendy Doniger, please email your message to cat@englishpen.org and they will pass it on.

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Berliner Plakate IV: Protest

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Unser Korrespondent Anton K. berichtet:

Berliner Plakate IV: Protest

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Street poetry: Nein zur Nato

Street poetry: Nein zur Nato 

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Berliner Plakate III: Protest

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Unser Korrespondent Anton K. berichtet:

Berliner Plakkaten III

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Museum of Public Protest: Stuttgart 21

Street poetry: Stuttgart 21

Museum of Public Protest

Photo Anton K. Berlin 2011

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Teken petitie Amnesty International: Rusland laat Pussy Riot vrij!

Teken petitie Amnesty International:

Rusland laat Pussy Riot vrij!

Drie leden van de Russische punkband Pussy Riot zijn veroordeeld tot twee jaar strafkamp voor het anti-Poetinlied dat zij zongen in een Moskouse kathedraal. De rechter vond hen schuldig aan ‘door religieuze haat gevoed hooliganisme’. Terwijl ze niets anders deden dan gebruikmaken van hun recht op vrije meningsuiting.

Vraag de Russische autoriteiten om de onmiddellijke vrijlating van de Pussy Riot-meiden. Onderteken deze petitie.

 

I am deeply concerned about the two-years prison sentences handed down to Maria Alekhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova for performing a protest song in a cathedral as part of a feminist punk group “Pussy Riot”. The three young women have been found guilty of hooliganism under Article 213 of the Russian Criminal Code, for performing a protest song in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral on February 21, 2012.

Amnesty International has declared these women to be prisoners of conscience, for they are detained solely for the peaceful expression of their beliefs. Therefore I respectfully urge you to immediately and unconditionally release Maria Alekhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Furthermore, I call on you to immediately and impartially investigate threats received by the family members and lawyers of the three women and, if necessary, ensure their protection. Whether or not the women were involved in the performance in the cathedral, freedom of expression is a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and no one should be jailed for the peaceful exercise of this right.

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Russian court jails Pussy Riot for two years

Russian court finds Pussy Riot guilty

A Russian court’s decision today to find members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot guilty of “hooliganism” is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said today.

Amnesty International said it believed that the trial of the Pussy Riot defendants – Maria Alekhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova – was politically motivated, and that they were wrongfully prosecuted for what was a legitimate – if potentially offensive – protest action.

The organization considers all three activists to be prisoners of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful expression of their beliefs.

“The Russian authorities should release the members of Pussy Riot immediately and unconditionally,” said John Dalhuisen, Director of Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Programme.

“A number of measures restricting the freedom of expression and association have been introduced in response to the wave of protest that accompanied the recent parliamentary and presidential elections. This trial is another example of the Kremlin’s attempts to discourage and delegitimize dissent. It is likely to backfire.”

Pussy Riot performed the protest song “Virgin Mary, redeem us from Putin” in Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on 21 February, with the group members covering their faces in balaclavas.

The song called on the Virgin Mary to become a feminist and banish Vladimir Putin. It also criticized the dedication and support shown to Putin by some Russian Orthodox Church representatives. It was one of a number of performances intended as a protest against Vladimir Putin in the run-up to Russia’s presidential elections in March.

The Russian authorities subsequently arrested Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on 4 March, and Ekaterina Samutsevich on 15 March, claiming they were the masked singers.

The Pussy Riot trial started on 30 July in Moscow’s Khamovnicheskii District Court and was over in eight days. The judge dismissed most of the defence team’s requests to call up witnesses. There were concerns that fair trial standards might have been violated.

Russian court jails Pussy Riot for two years

A Russian court’s decision today to find guilty members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said today.

Three members of the all-female group were charged with “hooliganism on grounds of religious hatred” after they sang a protest song in Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral in February.

The judge sentenced them to two years imprisonment in a penal colony. The lawyers for the three said they were planning to appeal the decision.

Amnesty International said it believed that the trial of the Pussy Riot defendants – Maria Alekhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova – was politically motivated, and that they were wrongfully prosecuted for what was a legitimate – if potentially offensive – protest action.

The organization considers all three activists to be prisoners of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful expression of their beliefs.

“The Russian authorities should overturn the court ruling and release the members of Pussy Riot immediately and unconditionally,” said John Dalhuisen, Director of Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Programme.

“What Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samutsevich did was calculated to shock – and did shock many. But in sentencing them to two years’ imprisonment, Russia has set the limits of freedom of expression in the wrong place.”

“A number of measures restricting the freedom of expression and association have been introduced in response to the wave of protest that accompanied the recent parliamentary and presidential elections. This trial is another example of the Kremlin’s attempts to discourage and delegitimize dissent. It is likely to backfire.”

Background

Pussy Riot performed the protest song “Virgin Mary, redeem us from Putin” in Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on 21 February, with the group members covering their faces in balaclavas.

The song called on the Virgin Mary to become a feminist and banish Vladimir Putin. It also criticised the dedication and support shown to Putin by some Russian Orthodox Church representatives. It was one of a number of performances intended as a protest against Vladimir Putin in the run-up to Russia’s presidential elections in March.

The Russian authorities subsequently arrested Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on 4 March, and Ekaterina Samutsevich on 15 March, claiming they were the masked singers.

The Pussy Riot trial started on 30 July in Moscow’s Khamovnicheskii District Court and was over in eight days. The judge dismissed most of the defence team’s requests to call up witnesses. There were concerns that fair trial standards might have been violated.

The case generated a wide debate on blogs, social networks and in the media about freedom of expression, the place of the Church in a modern secular state and the independence of courts.

In June, more than 200 Russian cultural figures, well-known writers, musicians and actors, among others, signed an open letter in support of Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samutsevich. It was then posted on the Echo Moskvy radio web site and collected around 45,000 further signatures.

Also in June, a group of Orthodox believers sent an open letter to Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, asking for mercy for the three arrested women.

In August, a group of lawyers published an open letter in which they stated that the actions of the three women could not be qualified as a crime and that bringing charges against them was in violation of the Russian law.

The Pussy Riot case received a broad coverage abroad and generated the support of many international artists, including Sting, Madonna, Yoko Ono and Bjork.

Source: Website Amnesty International

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Russia urged to release ‘Pussy Riot’ group as court prolongs detention

Russia urged to release ‘Pussy Riot’ group as court prolongs detention

A court in Moscow has ruled that three members of the female punk group Pussy Riot must remain in custody for six months after singing a protest song in Moscow’s main Orthodox church, prompting Amnesty International to reiterate its call for their immediate release.

Maria Alekhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who are accused of “hooliganism on the grounds of religious hatred”, face possible prison sentences of up to seven years.


“These three activists have now been behind bars for months,awaiting a trial that should not be taking place, ” said Amnesty International Europe and Central Asia Programme Director John Dalhuisen.

“Even if the three arrested women did take part in the protest, the severity of the response of the Russian authorities and the detention on the serious criminal charge of hooliganism would not be a justifiable response to the peaceful – if, to many, offensive – expression of their political beliefs.”

The preliminary hearing of the case will continue next week, on 23 July.

Amnesty International considers the activists to be prisoners of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful expression of their beliefs.

 

“The Russian authorities must drop the charges of hooliganism and immediately and unconditionally release these three women, ” said Dalhuisen.

The protest song Virgin Mary, redeem us of Putin was performed in Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on 21 February 2012 by several members of the feminist Pussy Riot group with their faces covered in balaclavas.

The song calls on Virgin Mary to become a feminist and banish Vladimir Putin. It also criticises the dedication and support shown to Putin by some representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church.

It was one of a number of performances intended as a protest against Vladimir Putin in the run-up to Russia’s presidential elections in March.

The Russian authorities subsequently arrested Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on 4 March and Ekaterina Samusevich on 15 March, claiming they were the masked singers.

One of the women, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, admitted to being a member of the larger ‘Pussy Riot’ group and taking part in the protest while the other two deny any involvement in the cathedral protest.

Since its establishment in 2011, the Pussy Riot group has conducted several performances in public places such as the Moscow underground, Red Square and on the roofs of buses.

In media interviews the group members have stated that they protest against, among other things, stifling of freedom of expression and assembly in Russia, the unfair political process and the fabrication of criminal cases against opposition activists.

The European Court of Human Rights has repeatedly held that freedom of expression applies not only to inoffensive ideas, “but also to those that offend, shock or disturb the State or any sector of the population”.

“Even if the action was calculated to shock and was known to be likely to cause offence, the activists left the Cathedral when requested to do so and caused no damage,” said Dalhuisen.

“The entire action lasted only a few minutes and caused only minimal disruption to those using the Cathedral for other, notably religious, purposes.”

“The broader political context surrounding the anti-Putin protests at the time – and the anticlerical, anti-Putin content of the activists’ message (themselves unpunishable) – have clearly and unlawfully been taken into account in the charges that have been brought against them.”

 

A video montage of the song available on the internet has led to a wide debate about the protest. The press secretary of President-elect Vladimir Putin called the protest despicable and said it would be followed up “with all the necessary consequences”.

Although a representative of the Orthodox Church initially called for mercy for the protestors, subsequent statements by representatives of the Church have called for harsh punishment and for the women to be prosecuted for inciting hatred on grounds of religion. The women’s relatives have reportedly also received anonymous death threats.

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