Group exhibition:
ID: E18.6


One Can Not Be Too Careful
in Berlin

March 31, 2018
Club of the Polish Losers, Berlin, Germany
See first part in Brighton
Ania PsH, Raddy Junova, Rodina Art Group

Viola Andruschuk, Daria Apakhonchich, Aidar Bekchintaev, Ksenia Belenkova and “Tri P” Laboratory (Denis Maslov, Alina Dolzhenko, Anatoly Dolzhenko, Mara Klovi, Yulia Shashkova, Alexandra Bereznyatskaya), Mikhail Deyev, Anastasia Emelyanova, Adonai Kaf, Alexandra LSD Kalenskaya, KaMi 1, Katya Mihatova, Tetiana Kashkarova, Nathan King, Amy Kingsmill, Dmitry Korolev, Philipp Krikunov, Paul Lewey, Sebastian Liljedahl, Mayana Nasybullova, Roman Osminkin, Vasilisa Palianina, Olia Prusak Prusak, Ania PsH, Rodina group, Anton Romanov, Nikolas Schreck, Sergey Shabohin, Adrian Shephard, Katerina Shmitke, Snow Removal group, Irca Solza, Aliaxey Talstou, Zoya Zoya

Documentation of project Sheath of Trauma

Sergey Shabohin:
documentation of project
Sheath of Trauma,
2011 — 2017

ONE CAN NOT BE TOO CAREFUL an exhibition-exploration of censorship and self-censorship in contemporary art.

These days when all taboos seem to have been broken by the artistic avant-garde, we are still facing a paradox of censorship returning back to the arts. Due to rightwing turns in the policy of many countries censorship is becoming an integral part of culture nowadays. However, it is not always coming from the side of the government but also from society as a whole, from non government organizations and even from within the artistic community. In these circumstances it is often unclear where the fine line is between censorship that is protecting violated human rights and censorship that is suppressing alternative opinions, political dissent and counter cultural expression. Is this line still legible?

It is not just radical or extremist voices that happen to come under censor limitations. In this riot of censorship, often some harmless things are being prohibited in fear, in the words of Chekhov's Man in a Case: "that it might lead to something" because "all sorts of things might happen" and "one can not be too careful".

Tonight the Berlin edition of our exhibition on censorship One Can Not Be Too Careful continues with another big event: the second part of the exhibition opens at Petersburg Art Space Berlin (Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 101) at 9 pm (here's the event: One Can Not Be Too Careful). If the first part that has opened yesterday is mostly about politics, the second one is mostly about blood. On the opening there'll be a video program and another performance by Nikolas Schreck [spoken word] and Ania PsH [movement] that will be accompanied by a butoh dancer Sebastian Liljedahl for this time. The invisible hand of the {motherland} will also be present, all for the sake of your safety. The performances will start at 10 pm. Come to see more censored art / art on censorship tonight!