[artinfo] 1968: Revolution I Love You at CACT Thessaloniki

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1968 in Art, Politics and Philosophy

CACT - Thessaloniki Centre for Contemporary Art
5 May - 14 June 2008
Opening: Monday 5 May at 9pm

Curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes

Mladen Stilinovi?, Tamás St.Auby, Zofia Kulik,
Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Oliver Ressler, Fia-Stina Sandlund,
Miklós Erhardt, Heath Bunting, Csaba Nemes, Marko Luli?,
Tamás Kaszás, Jean-Baptiste Ganne and Nancy Davenport


?Revolution, I Love You? is a slogan from May ?68 that recalls the  
exuberance, deep desire for change and belief in the possibility of  
freedom illuminating a precious moment of universal revolt. The  
exhibition investigates 1968 as an interlude of liberty and global  
resistance, focussing on the interplay between the politics of the  
street, radical philosophy, and the explosion of creative responses in  
the period. It considers the modalities of the unrest across Europe  
against the backdrop of contrasting economic and political systems in  
East and West. The exhibition brings together works created in the  
immediate aftermath of 1968, more recent artistic responses to the  
legacy of that world-changing year, as well as current approaches to  
contemporary social and political struggle.

Exhibition Publication

Revolution I Love You: 1968 in Art, Politics and Philosophy considers  
the interconnection of art, politics and philosophy in 1968 across a  
divided Europe. It is a mosaic of interviews, statements and essays by  
prominent theorists, historians, curators, cultural workers and  
artists that shows the multipolar and interrelated experience of that  
extraordinary year. Contributors include: Katja Diefenbach, Simon  
Ford, Maja and Reuben Fowkes, Rajko Grli?, Jens Kastner, Kostis  
Kornetis,Viktor Misiano, ?ukasz Ronduda and Gaspár Miklós Tamás.

Published by MIRIAD Manchester Metropolitan University with CACT  
Thessaloniki and Trafó House of Contemporary Arts Budapest in English,  
Greek and Hungarian. ISBN:  978-1-905476-34-3. Distributed by  
Cornerhouse www.cornerhouse.org

CACT Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki
Warehouse B1-Thessaloniki Port
P.O.Box: 10759 GR 54110
?el: +30 2310 546 683  info at cact.gr

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