2014. 05. 12. /// 13:40
International Exhibition and Programmes / Hungarian opening: 2014.05.08, Pécs, HU / curators: Marton Pacsika, Rita Varga
The PRIVATE NATIONALISM PROJECT reflects on the rise of nationalism in the post-socialist countries in the last twenty years. It approaches the topic of nationalism from below, conceiving the phenomenon not as something beyond private life, imposed on citizens by outside forces, but very much exists and prospers at the micro level as well. Art and culture are very much part of the nation building process as well as being the disciplines that are able to detect hidden elements, to decode messages and to subvert the hypnotic mechanism of how nationalism gets involved with our daily lives. The process of inscription, the daily routine of “privatization” of nationalism, and how artists observe and comment on it is in the center of the project.