The bag of Aeolus seems to have reopened after about a year, after with a letter published yesterday (14/09) “P” it became known that the artist and teacher George Gabriel has been invited on October 6 to appear before the Committee of the Educational Service because of the paintings he painted. Until then, he is called upon to find witnesses who could provide evidence in his favor, while it is noted that if he does not appear, the commission can either demand his personal testimony, or proceed to hear the case without his presence. The Speaker of the Parliament, Annita Dimitriou, spoke yesterday via Twitter, stating that no one can be prosecuted for his artistic expression. As he said, “one is the criticism and the opposite aesthetic views towards art and another is to be persecuted for how you express yourself artistically. “Democracy and education are not threatened by any art form.”
Unheard of what is happening
However, Giorgos Gabriel, speaking to “P”, stated that he is ready to face all the accusations, describing as “unheard of” the fact that he has been called to give explanations, since with these actions the Ministry of Education “abolishes the right to freedom of expression” . In fact, he added that in this way “the artistic expression is politicized and at the same time lines and limits are defined as far as an artist can reach”.
More about the issue in the printed version of “P” and for the subscribers of POLITIS PREMIUM the digital version of the newspaper in PDF at the same time with its printed circulation daily from 05.00 in the morning.
Emily Giolitis for persecution Gabriel: “My right not to like it, his right to paint it. Self-evident »
Giorgos Gabriel faces dismissal – Letter with five accusations
Prodromou (Ministry of Education): “Left teachers and AKEL react to the tearing of the page” (audio)
Nikolas Papadopoulos for persecution Gabriel: Artistic expression can not be prosecuted
Parliament Speaker to prosecute Gabriel: Democracy and Education are not threatened by Art