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The Veil of Peace

Opening on the 9th of June 2017, 7 pm București,
Str. Gazelei 44, sector 4

"In the iconography of real-existing socialism, peace reigns supreme over all symbols. Even more than the peace dove, drawn by the hand of each and every child of the former socialist bloc, the word 'peace' itself, as in 'peace amongst peoples', is a word that became image. Peace was the ultimate symbol of communist life. Yet the 'Free World' kept on seeing in the communist peace only a veil, behind which lurked other intentions. After the curtain was opened, from the wars of former Yugoslavia at the beginning of the post-socialist transition, to the war of Ukraine at the end of it, the former socialist bloc has become a 'conflict region', and thus was reintegrated into the world of capitalism and coloniality. Peace itself has disappeared from the social life under the distress of wars, crises, and infinite austerity. The veil of peace has been replaced by the armors of war. How can we dematerialize war, to regain the peaceful time, how can we start redistributing the capital of the image back into common meaning?" (Ovidiu Țichindeleanu)

Research exhibition curated by Ovidiu Țichindeleanu, Igor Mocanu and Raluca Voinea (The Committee for Resurrection/ CPR)

More information soon.

Valentina Rusu-Ciobanu: Friendship, 1974. Courtesy of National Art Museum of Moldova, Chișinău.