TRIGGER WARNING!

DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU'RE EASILY OFFENDED

THE ARTWORKS CONTAINED ON THIS PAGE ARE HIGHLY CHALLENGING

Smash the Narrative is a project is used art to promote public discussion around major political and social issues. Every two years they award a prize for art relating to a specific topic and hold an exhibition in Amsterdam and this years theme was titled “You can’t paint that!“.

 

"The topic is taboo and censorship. This is an important issue at the moment with governments, educational institutions and big tech companies taking it upon themselves to decide which ideas can and can’t be discussed. We would like to encourage artists to think about what it feels like to be told they should avoid expressing certain ideas or alternatively the necessity of limiting creative and intellectual expression to avoid causing offence."