Group exhibition:
ID: E17.12


One Can Not Be Too Careful

in Brighton

May 31 —  June 04, 2017
Lock In Gallery, Brighton, England

See second part in Berlin
Ania PsH, Raddy Junova, Rodina Art Group

Daria Apakhonchich, Aidar Bekchintaev, Ksenia Belenkova, Andre Borges, Saša Buda(e)ŭ, Larissa Carpintero, Federico De Cicco, Michail Deyev, Anastasiya Emelyanova, Adonai Kaf, Raddy Kalashnikowski, Kami, Tetiana Kashkarova, Mim King, Nathan King, Philipp Krikunov, Paul Lewey, Roman Osminkin, Ania PsH, Rodina group, Anton Romanov, Sergey Shabohin, Adrian Shephard, Irca Solza, Max Stopov, Radio Surrealism, Aliaxey Talstou, Viola, 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".

On the other hand the dark side of those creations which never see the light is widening.

The situation of prohibition is like a frozen, arrested pregnancy. When something never comes to light it is becoming a monster. The impossibility of expression and being seen is making the inner field of defeat larger.

The shadow is growing and the censored are becoming like Eve and Adam, being rejected from Paradise, they are raving it up, generally taking the piss and enjoying their shit (we mean sin).

The exhibition “One can not be too careful” aims to explore the phenomena of censorship and self-censorship in the contemporary (art)* world. The artist’s perception of censorship, their artworks that have been rejected due to censorship and self-censorship will be exhibited together with the descriptions and documentation of the actual censorship acts.

We are planning to make this exhibition a long-term project. We also intend to take it to different cities and different countries (Russia, UK, Czech Republic, Germany).

The curators of the project are Ania PsH (UK), Raddy Junova (CZ) and Rodina art group {motherland} (RU).

We hope that nothing bad happen in Brighton...
Join us on a journey of exploration of censorship and self-censorship in contemporary art.