‘Europe faced with the Fifth Freedom’ Exhibition
Exhibition in Wilson Shaft Gallery with works of artists connected with AFAD Katowice.
In early 21st century Noam Chomsky, interviewed by Stephen Marshall, described our contemporary time as a period of domination of the so-called Fifth Freedom. He explained that he believed the Fifth Freedom, which was not mentioned by Franklin Roosevelt while he defined the four fundamental freedoms in 1941 but which unfortunately turned out to be the most crucial, to be the freedom to rob and exploit other human beings.
The artists invited to take part in the exhibition include: Zbigniew Bajek, Sławomir Brzoska, Kazimierz Cieślik, Marek Kamieński, Michał Kliś, Roman Maciuszkiewicz, Michał Minor, Marian Oslislo, Szymon Prandzioch, Matylda Sałajewska, Paweł Sobczak, Monika Szwed, Lesław Tetla, Andrzej Tobis, Karol Wieczorek and Natalia Wirmańska. In their works, they tackle the thesis put forward by Chomsky, who proposed a special motto for the exhibition in the Wilson Shaft Gallery in Katowice: ‘Freedom in a tender plant. It must be constantly nurtured and protected, or it will not sustain cruel blows.’
Opening: Friday 16 December 2022 at 17:00.