The massacre at Charlie Hebdo brought urgent questions about censorship, satire, offense and artistic responsibility to the forefront. In response to this, a panel of cartoonists will discuss the future of satire, censorship and self-censorship, as well as the unique power of images especially when married to language.
This panel will feature Art Spiegelman, best known for his graphic novel Maus, cartoonist and journalist Molly Crabapple, editor and New Yorker Art Director Francoise Mouly, and Emmanuel Letouzé, socio-political cartoonist. These acclaimed graphic artists will help us examine the current landscape of cartoon and satire and what the attack at Charlie Hebdo means for the future of these essential components of our culture.
Hosted by PEN American Center, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
FIAF Winter 2015 Season Sponsors: Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF; Nespresso; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Delouvrier Family Foundation; Florence Gould Foundation; Institut français; The Natasha Comfort Community Gifts Fund; National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works; New York State Council on the Arts; NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; and Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.