Censorship exists to suppress the whole or parts of books, films, letters, news and art etc, on grounds of obscenity, sedition or any other grounds likely to offend.
It is a common fallacy that we enjoy unfettered freedom of expression in the UK: we do not.
All artists need to be aware of this fact when they seek to push the boundaries of what is socially acceptable in their work, because where the civil and criminal laws are transgressed, an art work can at the very least be withdrawn from an exhibition, and at worst the artist can find him or herself facing criminal prosecution.
The articles in this section focus on:
- Public taste