'All that is banned is desired'
Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol, perhaps best-known for his site-specific installation in Dharamsala, Our Land, Our People, where he arranged the transportation of 20,000 kg of soil from Tibet to India which caused controversy and praise in equal measure, was one of the speakers in a world conference that addressed artist freedom of expression. Over two days, artists, journalists, activists, scholars, curators and others responded to censorship of the arts around the world, investigating why, where and how artistic expressions is condemned, banned and persecuted. Rigdol's forthcoming exhibition of new works, Darkness into Beauty, will open at Rossi & Rossi on 6 February 2013.
Tenzing Rigdol, Visual Artist and Poet (Tibet)
Tenzin Gönpo, Musician (Tibet/France)
Frances Harrison, Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster (UK)