MIGRATION OF FEAR. Week of Contemporary Art 2017.
/Center Of Contemporary Art “The Ancient Bath”/
Artists: Oliver Resler, Azra Aksamia, Clara Wilderberger, Lana Cmajchanin, Alban Muya, Kamen Stoyanov, Petya Dimitrova, Boryana Ventsislavova, Fanny Futterknecht, Nika Autor, Emil Mirazchiev, Ute Richter Curators Ilina Koralova and Boris Kostadinov
MIGRATION OF FEAR is a large-scale and long-term project, the result of intensive cooperation between artistic and cultural institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations from four European countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Austria and Slovenia), in partnership with Forum Stadtpark, Graz - Art Today Association, Plovdiv - KGLU, Sloveni Gradets - Kunstverein, Leipzig. The project looks at aspects of the fears of today's Europe. Fear is a basic and natural response to a threat that takes various forms: aggression, panic escape, or numbness. In contrast to the animal world, the reactions caused by fear among human beings are much more varied: from the purely physical destruction of the object of the alleged danger to hatefulness, aggressive intolerance and prejudice. Human fear can be justified, but also illusory, or a symptom of mental disorder. It may be the result of purposeful manipulation exercised on one individual by other persons. Our fears are not only psychological but also social phenomena, and as such they are part of human history and society as a whole.
The exhibition is on view until 02 October.