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Artist and lecturer Cliff Tisdell returns to New Canaan Library to present a fascinating look at artists who have managed to express their political or personal viewpoints while avoiding censure. Tisdell will speak at the Library on Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Throughout history and up to the present day, artists have cleverly found ways to express themselves, or promote their political ideas, while avoiding censure and in some cases, harm. In his lecture, Artists Avoiding Censorship: Veronese to Street Art, Cliff Tisdell will address this subject, going as far back as the Renaissance, when famed artist Paolo Veronese avoided censorship from the all powerful church. He will explore not just artists, but also why writers like Rod Serling worked in science fiction/fantasy, how slaves in America developed coded images and how Bansky and young artists today are using the internet to produce new forms of protest art.
Cliff Tisdell is an artist and a lecturer who has spoken widely in public and private institutions. His work has appeared in universities and galleries around the United States. Most recently, his work has been shown at the VanDerPlas Gallery in NYC and the George Segal Gallery where he was a guest artist and lecturer.