The ROA Gallery and La Galleria Pall Mall
30 Royal Opera Arcade
London SW1Y 4UY
01 - 13 October
Passion For Freedom Art Festival
ART COMPETITION IS OPEN NOW - DEADLINE 31 July 2018
Films, books and journalists featured along with several dozen artworks from all over the world.
The internationally renowned Passion For Freedom art festival will open in London on Monday 1st October at its new home in the The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery & La Galleria Pall Mall. The exhibition will showcase uncensored art from the UK, Europe and around the world, promoting human rights, highlighting injustice and celebrating artistic freedom of expression.
The festival asks artists to consider three questions, the Passion For Freedom 3 (PFF3):
- What is freedom?
- How do you preserve it?
- How do you celebrate it?
Passion For Freedom was started in London by a small group of friends who shared a goal of achieving basic human rights for all and decided to use art as both their weapon and their shield. Predominantly young women, they also sought to highlight the hypocrisy of the West when it comes to the female body.
The organizers focus on controversial and socially sensitive topics, often putting their lives and safety at risk. For 10 years the festival has shown works from over 600 artists representing 55 countries. This year there will be a collection of films and books, as well as an event about journalism. The festival is supported by world-famous artists such as Ai Weiwei, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou and Iranian director Jafar Panahi.
“The festival has a simple mission – which is to display the work of artists who are thinking seriously about freedom, what it means and how you preserve it. Passion for Freedom celebrates the people who not only do it, but who mean it. Go if you can – London’s stunning ‘Passion for Freedom’ exhibition is worth an hour of anyone’s time”
Douglas Murray - Journalist, broadcaster and best-selling author
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