Ksenia Kuleshova, Ordinary people, 2018 (ongoing), photo series
An exhibition of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung at Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Saskia Ackermann, Darío Aguirre, Yevgenia Belorusets, Cihan Cakmak, Soso Dumbadze, Öncü Hrant Gültekin, Raisan Hameed, Carsten Kalaschnikow, Ksenia Kuleshova, Dariia Kuzmych, Sebastian Mühl, Neda Saeedi, Amir Tabatabaei, Vilmos Veress
The world is changing: Old classification systems are being turned upside down and seem to be less reliable, achievements once thought to be definite like establishing an open, peaceful world are threatened by right-wing nationalist movements. In light of the increasing threat to human rights worldwide, it is becoming more and more important to take a stand.
The exhibition curated by Beate Eckstein and Annelie Pohlen and featuring fourteen current and former scholarship holders is part of the foundation-wide project organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung “For a Better Tomorrow”, which examines key issues of the future such as Europe and sustainability, technological change and progress, migration and integration, gender equality and equal opportunities, democracy and social cohesion.
A look into the not-too-distant past is sufficient for noticing how quickly every dogmatic “vision” of groups that consider themselves to be superior can break down all socio-economic, geopolitical and civilizational fundamentals of societies.