Kunsthall 3,14 Bergen
artists & participants
LIVING FORGIVING REMEMBERING
Group show. Multimedia installations.
19.03. - 06.06.2021
Opening March 19th 2021, 16:00-20:00
AKRAM ZAATARI | BUHLEBEZWE SIWANI | DINH Q LÊ | FIRAS ABU SIRRIYEH | GUY KÖNIGSTEIN | HIWA K | KAREN SARGSYAN | LANA MESIĆ | LUNGISWA GQUNTA | MONALI MEHER | SAAD QURESHI | VOLUSPA JARPA
Curated by Mirjam Westen
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind" * is a good epigraph of Kunsthall 3,14´s series of upcoming exhibitions. The many project reflects and raise questions through artworks and artistic actions directed at personal and historical events. The artists look back into the past at the same time contemplates contemporary times and intervene directly in many ways the current exchange of words.
How can we read events and history as a balance of rights and wrongs, or events and history that instill pride and shame. How can we live and forgive injustice? Is forgiveness an act that negates justice? May forgiveness without justice as forgetfulness cover-up and promote further offenses and abuses? How can we move beyond forgiveness to the ultimate act of embrace final reconciliation? Is the willingness to reconcile, public apologies, renewed educational efforts needed to contribute to further reconciliation? Is memory a redeeming keeper of moral equilibrium?
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness are life-altering lessons and processes that the 12 artists within the exhibition Living Forgiving Remembering shed light on.
The exhibition is accompanied by 3,14 Live program and performance by Grace Ndiritu.
Further details will be anounced at a later date.
The exhibition is in collaboration with Museum Arnhem in The Netherlands.
Living Forgiving Remembering has been made possible by the support of Mondriaan Fonds and Fonds21.
* Mahatma Gandhi. This famous quote refers to an Old Testament reference regarding the legal penalties for violence.