Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond
Vienna, Austria


Art Works! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation

              On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II the interdisciplinary project Art Works! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation connects the fields of arts-based research, political and cultural youth education, and remembrance cultures. Developed by Roman Fröhlich, wannseeForum Berlin, and Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond this project includes an international youth encounter with renowned European artists engaging young people in artistic research on the theme of resistance and liberation from fascism. Starting points for this project are songs, poems, graffiti or other artistic creations dedicated to the subject of resistance and liberation from the period between 1938 and 1945. In a process of research, critique, and reflection the young participants examine historical artworks and, supported by professional artists, move on to co-create their own artworks that connect the historical findings to the values needed in the here and now. Reflecting on these historical-cultural roots is key to understanding and appreciating today's Europe.
              Project launch November 2019. More soon.