The Montjuïc Castle in Barcelona hosts the exhibition “In Search of Freedom”

Date:
30/11/2018

  • The traveling exhibition “In Search of Freedom: 1968-2018” is part of an eponymous European project that focuses on the historical and contemporary understanding of the protests of the 60s and 70s in Europe;
  • Led by the publishing house Beletrina (Slovenia), the project is represented in Spain by the European Observatory on Memories of University of Barcelona’s Solidarity Foundation (EUROM);
  • The exhibition was coordinated by the director of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia, Kaja Sirok, and was co-produced by the EUROM (Spain) and the History Meeting House (Poland) with the support of the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Commission.

Barcelona, ​​November 27, 2018 – Has the search for freedom changed in the last 50 years? This is the question posed by the exhibition “In Search of Freedom: 1968-2018” that will be on display in the Castle of Montjuïc in Barcelona until March 31, 2019. Produced by the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia, the European Observatory on Memories of the University of Barcelona’s Solidarity Foundation (EUROM), and the History Meeting House (Poland), it is part of an eponymous European project that focuses on the historical and contemporary understanding of the protests of the 60s and 70s in Europe. Before arriving in Barcelona, where it received the support of the City Council, the exhibition has been shown in Ljubljana (June, 2018), and in Warsaw (September).

The exhibition “In Search of Freedom: 1968-2018” intends to expand the historical and contemporary understanding of the protests that took place in the 60s and 70s in Europe, emphasizing the particularities of the struggles experienced in Spanish territory, in Poland and the former Yugoslavia. The selected material includes 31 photographs of Catalan, Spanish, Slovenian and Polish funds, as well as reproductions of newspapers, banners and an audio visual document showing some of the protests that took place in the three territories. There are also a set of 43 images that illustrate the search for freedom nowadays, and that have been selected through a contest promoted on Instagram in the framework of the In Search of Freedom project. The texts have been adapted from articles signed by the researchers Hrvoje Klasić, of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb, and Piotr Osęka of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Political Sciences, and by Dr. Mary Nash, head of the Research Unit in Multiculturalism and Gender of the University of Barcelona.

In Search of Freedom - Exhibition in Barcelona

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