In the dark times will there also be singing?
A discussion about Totalitarianism
"We have watched with anger, a gathering horror and frustration as our country has marched step-by-step toward a definitive authoritarianism. We begin by waking up, by opening our eyes to the reality before us, the beautiful and the hopeful no less than the difficult, the tragic, the ugly. We cannot separate our own lives from the concentric circles of context—historic flow and economic condition, political situation and cultural surround—that make them more fully understandable and meaningful. Now as artists/curators what is our role? How do we sing the dark times?" E.R.
Welcome to the opening on Monday 16 of February at 18:00 hours.
Discussion starts at 19:00 hours and includes the exhibition of a series of photographs the artist has taken between 2008-2012.
The exhibition remains open during 17 & 18 of February, from 14:00 to 20:00 hours.
About the artist:
Elham Rahmati is a MA student in Visual Arts at Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze currently doing an academic exchange at VICCA programme, Aalto University. She has been working with political and social issues within totalitarianism in the Middle East focusing mainly on gender inequality issues.