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I do not feel free to do what I want

Start of the exhibition:
Friday, December 11, 2020, 14:00 to 19:00

Participating artists:
Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Veronika Eberhart, Olia Fedorova, Julia Gaisbacher, Vitya Glushchenko, Christoph Grill, Michael Heindl, Maksym Khodak, Anna Manankina, Alina Sokolova, studio ASYNCHROME, Helene Thümmel, Anton Tkachenko, Bernhard Wolf, Gamlet Zinkovsky, Anna Zvyagintseva

Curated by:
Nastia Khlestova, Tatyana Tumasyan / Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv
Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer / < rotor >, Graz

The slogan Дружба культур Cultural Friendship refers to
< rotor >’s long-term, bilateral cooperation with art institutions in  other cities. The cooperation with the Municipal Gallery in the
eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv started in 2019. Reciprocal  curatorial research at the beginning was followed by a guest artist  programme in Graz and Kharkiv and then an exhibition in the  ARTbasement of the Municipal Gallery in October 2019.

In terms of content, this exhibition in Ukraine already dealt with  questions about the interpretation of individual freedom. Due to the  all-dominant events of this year, this subject has become more  topical and many things appear in a different light.

The freedom that artists insist on exerting when realising their works  is another motif that must be emphasised. This can be the freedom  to do something that is not provided for in the system, but it can also  be the freedom to do something you don’t want to be deprived of  by any means.

The exchange with the Municipal Gallery Kharkiv was also made possible by:
BMKÖS / European and International Cultural Policy, Austrian Cultural Forum Kyiv,
Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, Ukrainian Institute, Kiev

12.12.2020 – 27.2.2021

Opening hours:
MO – FR 10:00 – 18:00, SA 12:00 – 16:00
Wednesdays until 19:30 Uhr
Closed on Sundays and holidays

Guided group tours upon reservation:, 0316/ 688306

Free entry!

The exhibition can be visited in compliance to the most current COVID-19 regulations.