HEROES WE LOVE | END OF PROJECT EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION PRESENTATION

HEROES WE LOVE | END OF PROJECT EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION PRESENTATION
All partners
February – March 2017

BAZA, Zagreb, Croatia
24 February – 3 March 2017

Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia
2 March – 12 March 2017

Tirana Art Lab, Tirana, Albania
4 March – 2 April 2017

Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia
6 March – 28 March 2017

Reading room, Łaźnia 2 Centre for Contemporary Art – Centre for Art Education, Gdańsk, Poland
24 March – 24 April 2017

UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
28 March – 31 March 2017

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How are we to understand the monuments of the socialist era today; what can we do with them; and why do we love to hate them? Heroes We Love has brought together galleries, museums, research institutes, NGOs and a dance company from Central and South-Eastern Europe in a joint transnational project on the (still) controversial monumental heritage of the socialist past in order to search for possible answers. The project is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Heroes We Love. Ideology, Identity and Socialist Art in New Europe end of project exhibition on 11 large posters offers an overview of the many activities by 8 project partners.

3 exhibitions,
12 public art interventions,
5 conferences,
1 contemporary dance performance,
workshops, lectures and more.

Between 2015 and 2017 UGM | Maribor Art Gallery (leading partner); [BLOK], Zagreb; Tirana Art Lab; Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk; Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at BAS, Sofia; Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade; University of Primorska; The Dance Center, Maribor explored the cultural heritage of socialism in ‘New Europe’ and addressed key themes, problems and opportunities of the period. We prepared a series of exhibitions, art interventions in public space, international conferences and workshops.

A final project publication will be presented at the opening of the exhibition at UGM | Maribor Art Gallery. The publication, edited by Simona Vidmar, features texts by Miško Šuvaković, Miklavž Komelj, Maja Ćirić, Owen Hatherley, Nikolai Vukov, Romeo Kodra, Lana Lovrenčić and Tihana Pupovac, Marija Đorgović, Neža Čebron Lipovec, Katja Hrobat Virloget and Andrej Preložnik, Goran Sergej Pristaš and Mila Pavićević, Adela Demetja.

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