Exhibition “In Search of Freedom: 1968-2018”

Ljubljana

Has searching for freedom changed in the last 50 years?

  • The international exhibition In Search of Freedom: 1968-2018 proposes an answer to this question and through the examination of the images of student protests across Europe, paints an image of the world as it then was, juxtaposing it with the imagery selected in an Instagram contest and a contemporary collection of testimonials from student activists;
  • Including archive images and a selection of 40 pictures from the Instagram contest promoted within the project, the exhibition is on display at the Museum of National Art of Slovenia until August 2018. It will also be presented in Warsaw (September, 2018) and Barcelona (November, 2018).

Those that lived through the shortages and dangers of WWII were astounded by the 1968 protests in which students across Europe fought for various political ideals. The former were unable to comprehend the younger generations’ desires and aspirations for a different world. Today, in a time of growing social inequality, it seems that the issues and questions already posed in 1968 are still relevant.

The traveling exhibition is part of a joint project  that focuses on this important point in our common history in order to better understand the past and foster change in the future. Re-examining the message of 1968, it promotes the importance of remembrance and a lively and independent civil society in shaping democracy. Bringing together partners from Poland, Slovenia and Spain, it targets mostly students through intergenerational dialogue and active participation. The exhibition has been made possible by the European Union and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, and thanks to the collaboration of:

Archivo ABC, Archivo General de la Fundación Universitaria San Pablo-CEU, Archivo General de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid,  Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona, Arxiu Històric de Comissions Obreres de Catalunya,Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya, Centre de Recursos d’Aprenentatge i Investigació Pavelló de la República de la Universitat de Barcelona, Francesc Pi de la Serra, Fundación Diario Madrid, History Meeting House, Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Memòria Digital de Catalunya – Universitat de Barcelona, Muzej Jugoslavije, Muzej novejše zgodovine Slovenije, Pilar Aymerich.

 

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