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Ginta Tinte Vasermane: FACES OF FREEDOM
Opening: 12 September at 6.30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: 13. 9. – 24. 11. 2019
Location: Representative Halls of the Nitra Gallery and public spaces at the Svätopluk Square in Nitra
Curator: Omar Mirza
The international exhibition of contemporary visual art titled Faces of Freedom is organized by the Nitra Gallery in cooperation with the Divadelná Nitra Association on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain (in former Czechoslovakia known as the Velvet Revolution), whose primary contribution to our society is freedom.
How can we define and understand freedom? How do people of different nationalities and social groups 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?
Blažej Baláž (SK), József Bartha (RO), Julia Dorobińska (PL), Roland Farkas (SK/HU), Jana Farmanová (SK), Ferenc Gróf (HU), Zlatan Hadžifejzović (BA), Martina Chudá (SK), Lena Jakubčáková (SK), Peter Kalmus (SK), Johana Kasalická (CZ), Lucie Khahoutian (AM), Monika & Bohuš Kubinskí (SK), Stano Masár (SK), Miroir Noir (Miloš Kopták & Rai Escalé, SK/ES), Mózes Márton Murányi (HU), Bahia Shehab (LB/EG), Rudolf Sikora (SK), Patrik Ševčík (SK), Jakub Šimčik (CZ/DE/SE), TanzLaboratorium (UA), Olja Triaška Stefanović (RS), Ján Triaška (SK), Miro Trubač (SK), Ginta Tinte Vasermane (LV)