"Cecilia Djurberg report from a seminar"
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"When teaterförlaget Colombine celebrates its 25th anniversary with an international seminar on art and freedom of expression have news just come to Dramatenchefen Eirik Stubø the get go."
"During the seminar ”The new Europe – voices from the stage, a new political situation” in the culture house In the fountain, dealt with, among other things, the dismissal of the teaterchefer and media reporting on such cases in a larger, european context."
"This testifies scenkonstarbetare from Hungary, the Czech republic, Turkey, Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and the united kingdom on censorship, self-censorship and political pressure against the art."
"nfor example, tells the provokative, Polish director Jan Klata about how his set of Strindberg's To Damascus, 2013 at the national theatre in Krakow, as he then was director, was accused by conservative and right-wing to be blasfemisk. With the help of the media focus movie soundtrack smear campaigns, boycotts and sabotage of the performances. Eventually petades Klata from his manager and was replaced by a less uncomfortable direction."
"”Poland is to implement the Hungarian scenario and can be seen as a blueprint for the rest of Europe”, says Jan Klata."
"To deprive artists and the media power and independence is a typical strategy to undermine democracy and freedom of expression. At the same time, it is of course a perfectly reasonable action to terminate a feminist who does not do their jobs."
"you Sweden, we trust, maybe naively, that these processes go good to and that there are no political intentions to limit art's freedom is involved in the chefsbyten. But the question is whether we are fully vaccinated against such a development."
"the royal dramatic theatre now joins after the crisis to the same chefsmodell, with the breakdown between the ceo and artistic director, as soon as all Swedish scenkonstinstitutioner have. In Sweden is governed the power of the art, most clearly through the money, and it has become some kind of general truth that artists can't manage the economy."
"it Will mean something for the artistic freedom to the royal dramatic theatre from now led by a president who is not an artist, and that with his power over budget and personnel acting overcoat for the artistically responsible?"
"the distance that looks to be ”for the good cause” in the day, according to the media impression of what happened, to the royal dramatic theatre to get to grips with the problems in working conditions, also means that the scheme with a smaller independence of the artistic director remains of a possible new, future political reality."
"we Need to be worried about these ceo-overcoats given the artistic freedom of the theatres in the future? If we lift our gaze and look at developments in other parts of Europe?"