Bigert & Bergströ,m » Philip Blenkinsop » James Coleman » Amit Goren » Robert Mapplethorpe » Roland Neveu » Walid Raad (The Atlas Group) » CHEN Shaoxiong » Annika von Hausswolff » & others
Festival: 17 Jan – 7 Feb 2004
Venues The cinema Zita, Elverket/Dramaten, Filmhuset, Göteborgs Internationella Filmfestival, Historiska museet, Judiska Museet, Kulturhuset, Tensta Konsthall. Program Art exhibitions /Photography / Installations Film festival Theatre / Performances Talking Differences: seminars, lectures and debates Making Differences is a series of events, exhibitions, seminars etc. where the focus is to illustrate, artistically, the subjects of the four conferences held in Stockholm International Forum (www.motfolkmord.com). The title attempts to pose the question: Does it make a difference? Do we make a difference?, and Can art, photography etc make any difference?, in order to engage people in a dialoque about these matters. Many of the shows also illustrate individual people´s work who we believe do make a difference when it comes to open people´s eyes toward a larger understandning, and a broader view of the issues. Art, journalism and documentary has a saying in forming opinions amongst people. Done in a responsible way, art can actually have a value and a meaning beyond being just art itself - it can make people reflect on, and better be prepared, for a discussion and understandning of the events of the world. Projects Documentary Photography Three of the exhibitions, one by Roland Neveu: "Dawn of a Genocide", and Philip Blenkinsop´s: "The Hmong - The Secret Wars continue", and "Portraits of Resistance", are focusing on documentary photography. Anti-terrorism Variety Chen Shaoxiongs' artwork, "Anti-terrorism Variety" revieced a lot of attention for it's humoristic take on the events of September 11. A big screen projection Contemporary Arab Representations by curator Catherine David Video installations, photography and documentation projects by the artists Elias Khoury, Yemen/Lebanon Rabih Mroué ,Lebanon Walid Raad, Lebanon Walid Sadek, Lebanon Paola Yacoub, Syria MAP and THREE by Amit Goren MAP, a six channel video installation with individual soundtracks, shown for the first time in a monumental, architectonic format, and the world premiere of THREE, a three- video channel installation, a poetic reflection linked to MAP. projekt: GOD MADE ME DO IT by CM von Hausswolff God Made Me Do It, curated by Carl Michael von Hausswolff with works by Robert Mapplethorpe, Mathias Johansson, William S Burroughs, Annika von Hausswolff, Jan Håfström, Joe Coleman och Max Fredrikson Faces of Resistance 17/01 - 14/02 - Elverket / Dramaten Exhibition of photographs by Philip Blenkinsop, England/Australia, from Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, East Timor, Ambon, Aceh, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Nepal, Borneo, Philippines ...