One integral part of the long-term project 'Land of Human Rights' is a poster campaign, developed by 'rotor' association for contemporary art. The front side of the posters present works of artists on current human rights issues and on the back side there are short texts of human rights activists, theorists or people affected by human rights.
Curated by Liviu Bulea & Răzvan Ion
h.arta group (Timisoara / Romania), „Being Afraid and Being Yourself “ (2007)
Sanja Iveković (Zagreb / Croatia), „Rastavljena“ (1982–2007)
Aydan Murtezaoğlu (Istanbul / Turkey), „HIP ACTIVITIES – displacement / balcon series : SAVAŞA HAYIR ( NO WAR )“ (2003–2006)
Isa Rosenberger (Vienna / Austria), „Jede hat das Recht auf Arbeit ...“ (2007)
bankleer (Berlin / Germany), „Europäisches Unterbewusstsein I“ (2008)
Miklós Erhardt & Dominic Hislop (Budapest / Hungary), "The Inside Out" project (1997)
Tadej Pogacar (Ljubljana / Slowenia), „Attention! Migrants, Distrust Abusive Regimes!” (2006)
Alexandros Georgiou and Jennifer Nelson, in collaboration with ITYS, Institute for Contemporary Art and Thought, Athens and Konate Mamadou and Theophile Yerbanga, photo: Paul Zografakis, „January 12, 2008 – An Attempt” (2008)
Nikolin Bujari (Tirana / Albania), „Blood Feuds“ (2008)
Freee (Sheffield / Great Britain), „Article 31 - 1. No one shall be subjected to assault from profiteering advertisements, commercial sponsorship or promotional interference of any sort. 2. Everyone is entitled to full equality of access and participation in the formation of shared values and collective agency, to appear, speak, be heard and have their say, in the capacity of citizen, dissident, whistleblower, debunker and all other forms of resistance and activism.” (2008)
Maryam Jafri (Copenhagen / Denmark), „untitled” (2008)
Michaela Thelenová (Ústí nad Labem / Czech Republic), „untitled” (2008)
Runo Lagomarsino (Malmö / Sweden), "Untitled (Magic and Loss)" (2009-2010)
Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski (Skopje / Macedonia), "Untitled" (2009)
Mykola Ridnyi (SOSka group) (Charkiw / Ukraine), "Under the Cloud" (2010)
Todo por la praxis (Madrid / Spain), "SIN ESTADO" (2007-2010)
One integral part of the long-term project “Land of Human Rights” is a poster campaign, developed by < rotor > association for contemporary art. Starting in September 2007, a set of 4 posters is printed on a regular basis. The front side of the posters present works of artists on current human rights issues and on the back side there are short texts of human rights activists, theorists or people affected by human rights. The aim of the campaign is to inform the people about their rights in connection with the human rights and to raise awareness of current human rights issues in a large part of the population.
The posters are displayed for take-away in several cities in Austria and Europe.
The posters can be downloaded in print format from
Land of Human Rights
… was a project dealing with the status quo of the human rights in Europe seen from the perspective of visual art. Starting by the end of 2007, over a period of three years analyses and visions of human rights issues in Europe were developed and disseminated in the general public with the means of art. The planned activities – exhibitions inside and outside the gallery space, poster campaigns, media projects, film programmes, theoretical discourse etc – were supposed to reach a broad audience and to make us aware of the following fact: In many respects the observance of human rights is not guaranteed “in front of our doors” too!
Land of Human Rights was a project by
< rotor > association for contemporary art, Graz http://rotor.mur.at
University of J.E. Purkyně, Ústí nad Labem www.fuud.ujep.cz
riesa efau | Motorenhalle, Dresden www.motorenhalle.de
Trafó Gallery, Budapest www.trafo.hu
Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana www.galerija.skuc-drustvo.si
g - mk | galerija miroslav kraljević, Zagreb www.g-mk.hr
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
In Romania the project was disseminated by
PAVILION - journal for politics and culture
BUCAHREST BIENNALE - Bucharest Biennial for Contemporary Art
PAVILION UNICREDIT - center for contemporary art & culture
The project in Cluj, Romania is supported by PAVILION - journal for politics and culture, Centre for Political Analyse, Faculty for Political Science, "Babes-Bolyai" University.
Special thanks: prof. Vasile Boari, prof. Gabriel Bădescu, Andrei Crăciun, prof. Cosmin Marian, prof. Eugen Rădescu, Cătălin Vălean
In conection with "From Contemplating to Constructing Situation", exhibition at PAVILION UNICREDIT, Bucharest.
Curator: Răzvan Ion
Participants: Francis Alys (BE/MX), Minerva Cuevas (MX), Ciprian Homorodean (BE/RO), Jason Loebs (US), Wilfredo Prieto (CU), Sabine Rethore (FR), Temporary Services (US), Abdellah Taia (MA/FR), Erwin Wurm (A)
Image: h.arta, Being Afraid and Being Yourself
Opening: June 16, 2011, 19.00, in the courtyard
Center for Political Analysis
str. Mihail Kogalniceanu 1-3, Cluj (near Babeș-Bolyai University)