Reinhard Mende, »Freiheit für Angela«, 1. Mai 1972, Altenburg
© Mende Archiv ZeitBlicke Zürchau 2019

A Million Roses for Angela Davis

The starting point for this exhibition project of the Albertinum is the art and visual culture of the international solidarity movements of the former GDR. Angela Davis (*1944), a symbol of global civil rights and social movements, has been campaigning against inequality for decades.

  • DATES 10/10/2020—24/01/2021

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Through the solidarity campaign »A Million Roses« for her liberation, she is firmly established in many people’s memories as the »heroine of the other America«. In her writings and public appearances, she repeatedly emphasises the importance of building communities in the fight for economic, ethnic and gender justice. On the basis of archival materials and works of art by important GDR painters, the exhibition focuses on Davis’s central themes and examines how they continue in the works of international contemporary artists. The exhibition brings some of them together, such as Bouchra Khalili, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Julie Mehretu, who directly or indirectly refer to Davis

© Mende Archiv ZeitBlicke Zürchau 2019
Reinhard Mende, »Freiheit für Angela«, 1. Mai 1972, Altenburg

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