What does democracy mean to you?
This display brings together artworks that look at what it means to live in a democracy. A democratic society is based on equality, protecting each person’s individual rights and upholding ideals such as freedom of speech. Often presented as ideal, there are in fact challenges in democratic societies. Marginalised groups have fought and continue to fight for recognition and representation. While extreme political groups test the limits of freedom of speech and the right to protest.
On display are artworks by Artur Żmijewski and Jenny Holzer who explore political views from extreme left to far right. In her work I Want a President 1992, Zoe Leonard argues for LGBTQIA+ and class-conscious politics. While Glenn Ligon and Lubaina Himid reference issues that Black people have faced; fighting exploitation and struggling to gain and protect their rights. Although UK and global politics have changed since many of these artworks were made, the issues raised continue to be relevant today.
肖鲁作品《对话》参加英国伦敦泰特现代美术馆“馆藏展：表演者和参与者”，展期2018年7月1日至2019年11月24日。参展艺术家：Ana Lupas, Edward Krasinski, Irina Nakhova, 肖鲁, Niki de Saint Phalle, Bloomberg Connects: Explore Performance, Paul Neagu, Regina Jose Galindo, 马六明, Judi Werthein, Helio Oiticica, Lygia Clgia, Helio Oiticica.