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April 2024
Thursday 18
18:00 - 18:45
Saturday 20
10:30 - 11:15
14:00 - 14:45

Voltaire in the street: what image of the Enlightenment?

Festival Histoire & Cité
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The former tenant of Les Délices saw his face broadcast during his lifetime. His portraits criss-crossed Europe, and his posthumous image took over the public arena in the form of effigies and other dedications. An embodiment of Enlightenment values, Voltaire was most recently attacked when a statue of him was vandalized in Paris, and has since been removed. This tour explores the contradictory legacy of the sulphurous philosopher - a promoter of freedom of expression to be celebrated, or an outdated figure to be erased?
In partnership with the Festivale Histoire & Cité
Without registration, within the limit of available places
Speaker: Lucas Arpin

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Statue de voltaire à Paris vandalisée
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Les Délices
Rue des Délices 25, 1203 Genève