The File Room by Antoni Muntadas

The File Room was created in 1994 by Antoni Muntadas. It is an example of an ongoing public installation about the history of censorship. This work is an online archive of censorship cases dating all the way back to the banning of Socrates’ book. It has been characterized as “an organic initiative; its shape ultimately determined by the input of participants”. This art work provides a tool for discussing and coming to terms with cultural censorship. It prompts our thinking and discussion, and serves as an evolving archive of how censorship has been used throughout history in different contexts, countries and civilizations. This allows people to continually see the history of censorship without having to look at different data.

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The File Room by Antoni Muntadas

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