July 11 – October 6, 2013
Claudia Giannetti, Curator
Open Doors is a project aimed to reflect on the condition of the world and modern societies, where the fundamental values of equality, freedom, inclusion and cultural diversity are constantly challenged by manifestations of intolerance, exclusion, injustice and discrimination, that recur throughout the history of civilization.
An intergenerational participation of artists from more than sixty countries in five continents consolidates the Open Doors project, as a collaborative local and global project, that fills the entire exhibition space of the Fórum, with works that are thematically related to the historical context of the place where they are presented and the world today.
The multiple languages or creative expressions of the works, as well as the variety of their origins, ensure the timeliness of the critical readings of our reality, through contemplation of complex historical processes, which have profoundly marked the lives of so many cultures, and continue to challenge individuals and societies, even today. The notion of occupancy and opening embody the principles of hospitality and dialogue, the supporting pillars of Open Doors. Thus, the project is presented as a work in progress, which is enhanced in accordance to participation of the visitors, asked to become creatively engaged in the exhibition.
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