Motto: In an age when growing numbers of people tend to think dangerously alike, art´s capacity to suspend, even for a moment, our habitual ways of seeing may well prove to be of its greatest value.
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Massive monitoring and disappearing privacy, the rise of populist politicians, and the return of authoritarian regimes. Has democracy been on the retreat recently? This question is an invitation to discuss the state of democracy and its future direction(s). The exhibition Modes of Democracy presents both inspirational and cautionary stories of democracy through individual and aggregate works of art by artists from five continents.
This unique British documentary film from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, recording Nazi atrocities and the liberation of Europe, will be screened as part of the 2015 One World Festival. The documentary is co-presented by the Prague Shoah Memorial.
The exhibition features a choice of 200 title pages of the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo. Not only did the terrorists attack on its offices launched a huge wave of solidarity, it also initiated a discussion regarding the fundamental ideals of a free society: freedom of expression, freedom of religion, tolerance towards differenc. The intent of the exhibition is to allow the Czech public to form its own opinion of the magazine, its attitude, ideas, and humor.
What is democracy? Does it take care of us, or do we take care of it? This educational programme for schools for the Modes of Democracy exhibition allows one to create a mental map of democracy and refine it through discussions and confrontations with art projects from around the world.
The seventh exhibition from the Look Into the Archive series presents another type of document that the Art Archive collects – slides. Collection of slides from Galerie H in Kostelec nad Černými Lesy documents contemporary Czech and Slovak art.