Anarchist utopias and political happenings, feminism of the second wave and squatters' culture are represented with archive materials - photos, videos, documentation of performances and actions, posters, drawings and manifestos. A video installation, composed of historical documentary footage, emerges the viewer in the context of past events. Works by contemporary Dutch artists Melanie Bonajo, Vincent Boschma, Constant Dullaart, Zoro Feigl en Nicoline van Harskamp, reflecting on the legacy of activism as well as their critical interventions in today's public space, establish an essential connection between activist history and the present time. For the occasion of the exhibition, a new edition of the legendary PROVO magazine is being published in Russian. PROVO-founder Roel van Duijn will give a public lecture on the history of this movement. In the exhibition space, media activists group Rabotnik TV will build a squat living room, where the Amsterdam pirate media archive will come to life. Artist duo Zoro Feigl/Vincent Boschma will create a temporary sculpture in public space in support of LGBT movement in Russia.
Participants: Eva Besnyö, Melanie Bonajo, Vincent Boschma, Roel van Duijn, Constant Dullaart, Zoro Feigl, Darko Fritz, Robert Jasper Grootveld, Nicoline van Harskamp, Bernhard Willem Holtrop, Thom Jaspers, Jan Jaap Kuiper, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Victor Nieuwenhuys and Martha Seyfert, Ulrike Rosenbach, Marja Samsom, Lidya Schouten, Staats TV Rabotnik (Mart van Bree, Menno Grootveld, Reinier Kurpershoek), Simon Vinkenoog
Curator: Katja Sokolova
Exhibition design: Maria Kalinina
Graphic design: Ludmila Shurygina
Organizers: ThankEve productions, Media Impact festival, ARTPLAY
ARTPLAY, Small Hall
Address: N. Syromiatnicheskaya str., nr. 10, build. 7, Moscow, Russia
Dates: October 23rd - November 6th, 2013
Opening: October 23rd, at 6 p.m.
Dutch Protest Museum is part of the second MediaImpact international festival, and the official program of the Netherlands - Russia year 2013. It is made possible with the support of Mondriaan Fund and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow.