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The projects objective is to showcase how contemporary artists reflect upon the theme of freedom, or the lack of it. Freedom comes in various forms: freedom of the individual, society, speech, thought, religion, sexual orientation, movement, art, etc. How can we define, grasp, understand it? How do people from different countries perceive it? What does it mean to us? Do we need to fight for it? And how, by which means? What do we do when it is exploited? Where does the freedom of speech end in a world full of conspiracies, hoaxes and fake news? Today, freedom sometimes seems to resemble a jungle fight for survival rather than idealistic notions of peaceful and prosperous cohabitation, which can lead to nostalgic memories of the totalitarian golden cage in many of the post-socialist countries. What are the dangers of forgetting our past and the resulting relativism of undemocratic regimes?
Artworks which will be presented at the exhibition The Faces of Freedom will be selected from an international open call which accepts submissions from visual artists of the former Eastern Bloc, which was subjected to the Soviet Union in the period from the end of WWII until 1989. These countries and their people share similar experiences: the long-ruling authoritarian regime, the euphoric arrival of freedom in 1989 and the subsequent transformation period of the 1990s when many considered freedom superior to any and all laws
The selected artworks will be presented in the space of an art museum, but may also be displayed in various public spaces instead depending on the nature of the works. In this way we want to bring contemporary visual arts closer to people who do not visit galleries and at the same time connect the theatre and art audiences. As the exhibition is a central part of the ITF DN 2019 accompanying program, some of the performances and public space projects will be presented only during the course of the festival, between September, 27th and October, 9th 2019 when Nitra accommodates a large number of both domestic and international festival attendees. However, most of the artworks will be presented during the whole course of the exhibition.
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