October 24, 2013 - MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków - 30th Council of Europe art exhibition
October 24, 2013

30th Council of Europe art exhibition

Jordi Colomer, Anarchitekton (still), Barcelona, August 2002. Video. Courtesy of the artist. Collection FRAC Centre, Orléans.

The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe Since 1945: 30th Council of Europe art exhibition 

10 October 2013–26 January 2014

Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
4 Lipowa St
30-702 Krakow


The exhibition The Desire for Freedom will present mainly video works made over the last five decades by 47 authors from 17 European countries. The presented works combine into a social and political landscape of contemporary Europe and the problems that the continent is grappling with. The exhibitions pose questions such as: How do individuals want to live? In what way do they want to come to terms with history? How do they behave when faced with authoritarian regimes? The show demonstrates the ways in which artists expose social taboos. It also takes on board government politics and governments’ duty to provide security for their societies.

The project, co-financed by the European Commission, has been organised under the auspices of the European Council to mark its 30th anniversary.

Artists: Adel Abdessemed, Marina Abramović, Absalon , AES+F, Pilar Albarracin, Paweł Althamer, Mirosław Bałka, Blue Soup Group, Sergey Bratkov, Marcel Broodthaers, Gunter Brus, Jordi Colomer, Jiři David, Oskar Dawicki, Oskar Hansen, Sanja Iveković, Nikita Kadan, Yves Klein, Gyorgy Kovasznai, Oleg Kulik, KwieKulik, Lars Laumann, Victor Lind, Richard Long, Cristina Lucas, Vladimir Mitrev, Neša Paripović, Artūras Raila, Jozef Robakowski & Tadeusz Junak & Ryszard Meissner, Ulrike Rosenbach, Vladimir Seleznyov & Alexander Sitnikov, Sabina Shikhlinskaya, Janek Simon, VALIE EXPORT, Wolf Vostell, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Erwin Wurm, Nil Yalter

Curators: Delfina Jałowik, Monika Kozioł, Maria Anna Potocka
Collaboration: Monika Flacke
Co-ordinators: Rania Sid Otmane (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin), Jeanne Pagin

Also opening on 18 October:

Erwin Wurm
Good Boy

Josef Dabernig
14 Films

Krystyna Piotrowska
Her Hair

Marta Deskur, Manju Pavadai
If You Shoot One of Them

Hryniuk / Koszewnik / Łazarczyk / Olszewski / Polska / Rudzin
University of Arts, Poznan


Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków presents the 30th Council of Europe art exhibition
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