Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Opening of the exhibition in the town hall of Dresden on 6th April 2009 with speeches of Prof Gerhard Besier (TU Dresden, Lehrstuhl für Europastudien), Dr Ralf Lunau (mayor for cultur of Dresden) and Dr Dr Jutta Vinzent (University of Birmingham). The programme was musically accompanied by Hannes Buder (Berlin) on guitar.

After the opening programme Dr Dr Vinzent guided the guests through the exhibition.

More pictures of the opening are available under:
For further informations to the exhibition please refer to:


All pictures are protected by copyright © Andreas Berndt. Landeshauptstadt Dresden. Amt für Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vernissage in Bucharest

22 Dec 2008, 12:00

Muzeul Naţional de Artă Contemporană,
Galeria Etaj 3/4, Teatrul Naţional Bucureşti,
Bd. N Bălcescu nr. 2

22 Dec 2008 – 18 Jan 2009
Thursday-Sunday 10am -6pm
Admission free

“The Romanian dream in its very raw shape”

For Vlad Nancă the House of the People in Bucharest, Ceauşescu’s former palace, is a building that represents the trauma of an entire population. So he, a child of the 1989 Central Eastern European revolutions, proposed to add some cupolas and crosses to it in order to turn it into the cathedral of national redemption a lot of people apparently crave for in contemporary Romania.

Vlad would have liked to see the feeling grow that the palace, which was build on the blood and tears of so many of his compatriots, is symbolically given back to the people. Albeit decisions were taken in a different way, Vlad never tires to think about and voice new cultural expression in public space. Find out about his art, which he creates in recurrent personal trips to the past.

Part 1
and Part 2 of the interview by Barbara Lubich.

how project artists discuss the exhibition in Bucharest.

the report of the project visit to Bucharest in December 2007.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

OVERcoming DICTatorships in Cracow

24 November at 12:00

Gallery U Frycza
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University College (KSW),
ul. Gustawa Herlinga-Grudzińskiego 1, Building B
PL-30-705 Cracow

24 Nov - 14 Dec 2008
Weekdays 8am -9 pm, weekends 8am-8pm
Admission free.
Information on previous exhibitions.

After having presented a selection of its literary and artist approaches to the heritage of totalitarian dictatorships already in November 2007 Overcoming Dictatorships now returns with its exhibition to Cracow. This is not the only representation of the project's artists in Poland: Sándor Pinczehelyi (Pécs) took part in Mediations Biennale 2008, the first international bi-annual contemporary art exhibition in Poznań.

It seems a happy coincidence that the patron of our Polish partner university - Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski (1503-1572), a Polish gentryman and theologian of reformatory and ecumenical orientations - also took part in the Council of Trent, where our project was hosted in May 2008 (see the report). Founded in 2000, KSW offers its students an interdisciplinary approach of economics, languages and culture based on diverse international cooperation in order to prepare them for the modern challenges posed by the processes of globalisation.

Contact Agata Krawiec for more information.