476. Artistic expression.

'Artistic expression' includes painting, exhibiting and giving an artist the opportunity to show his works in public, as well as light entertainment1 and satire2. The European Court of Human Rights has held3 that persons who create, perform, distribute or exhibit works of art contribute to the exchange of ideas and opinions which is essential for a democratic society and that the state is therefore obliged not to encroach unduly on their freedom of expression