The concept of the exhibition is based on the conviction that the dismal position of the Roma minority in our society is the result of a systematic failure of mechanisms that should ensure dignified living conditions for all people, regardless of the color of their skin or their ethnic origin. Raging from inequalities in access to quality education and legal employment to racially motivated attacks, Roma in Central and Eastern Europe are fighting discrimination in many forms.
Artists exhibiting in the project HateFree? stand on the side of those who are stigmatized because of their otherness. They analyze the mechanisms that define certain group as inferior or socially excluded and show the danger of escalation of hatred in our society. At the same time they demonstrate the belief in the symbolic power of the artistic gesture of solidarity and its concrete effect outside the narrowly defined world of art.
In collaboration with the Circle of Curators & Critics.