The Value of Freedom
Belvedere 21, Vienna, Austria
19 September 2018 to 10 February 2019
With its overlapping themes and cross-references, the exhibition weaves a tapestry of interdependencies and reciprocal influences between the individual and society, democracy and the economy, work and leisure, body and mind, nature and culture. Freedom is always relative to other factors and so has to be constantly renegotiated. For instance, one part of the exhibition looks at different forms of state governance that shape the community, while another area addresses the control of information as a crucial instrument of power. Some of the works highlight the fragility of freedom, while others explore identity-defining processes such as work. The public space is also the subject of some of the works. All in all, what emerges clearly is that the autonomy of the individual invariably goes hand in hand with social responsibility.
As part of the exhibition, Forensic Architecture will be presenting The Iuventa, a counter-investigation of the events leading to the seizure of an NGO rescue vessel on 18 June 2017.