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An exhibition that takes us on a journey through powerful images of students and workers’ demonstrations from the late ’60s.

THE FACTS

Client: Institution / Confidential
Year: 2018
Project: Exhibition
Location: Museu Coleção Berardo, Portugal

Scope of work

_Curation
_Artist Liason
_Project Management
_Installation on Site

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1968: The Fire of Ideas, curated by Inês Valle and shown at Museu Coleção Berardo was Marcelo Brodsky ‘s first exhibition in Portugal.

An exhibition that takes us on a journey through powerful images of students and workers’ demonstrations from the late ’60s. For instance, it approaches the Poor People’s March, idealized by Martin Luther King just before his assassination; protests against the Vietnam War held in Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Chicago, and Tokyo; and student campaigns against military regimes and dictatorships, in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France, Senegal, Mozambique, and Portugal. Unveiling us crucial moments in the world history and how their consequences have shaped our notion of society.

In 1989, Fela Kuti stated, “We need to use everything we have to fight ignorance, oppression, and exploitation.” However, with all the pushbacks and recessions we keep witnessing, shouldn’t we be reviewing our revolution tactics? In the 50thanniversary of the global students and workers’ struggle, and in the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this exhibition encourages us to reflect upon our struggles and our beliefs — and to say no to having our innate voices silenced.

the team

Inês Valle

Inês Valle

Chief Art Curator VELVENOIR

Ines is specializing in African and Aboriginal contemporary arts, international social engaged art practices, art and communities.

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