Sharp lines

Since the ‘Mohammed drawings’ and the attacks on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine, political cartoons have become increasingly subject to serious discussion.  In this debate, our panel will consider the strengths and weaknesses of caricature, both as social commentary and artistic expression.

The panel consists of: Ronald Bos (Netherlands), Arifur Rahman (Bangladesh) og Roar Hagen (Norway).  Moderator: Elisabeth Eide

When:Wednesday 31. May at 17:00
Where:Café Stift
Free
Info:The conversation will be in English
 

Guests

Arifur Rahman

Arifur Rahman is a self-taught cartoonist from Bangladesh. In 2007 he was arrested following the publication of one of his cartoons that was felt to be offensive to Islamic fundametalists. Since 2010 he has lived in Drøbak, Norway.

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Roar Hagen

Roar Hagen er en norsk avistegner og bokillustratør. Roar Hagen ble utdannet som grafisk formgiver, begynte som tegner i Sunnmørsposten i 1975 og fortsatte så i Stavanger Aftenblad fra 1978 til 1986. Siden 1986 har han tegnet for VG. More >

Elisabeth Eide

Elisabeth Eide er medieforsker og forfatter. Til daglig arbeider hun som professor ved Institutt for journalistikk og mediefag ved Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus og hun har vært medredaktør av to antologier om karikaturkrisen. More >

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