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Crime And Punishment – The Sequel

Group exhibition with international artists, curated by Predrag Pajdic

With Dom Agius, Oreet Ashery, Barney Ashton, Giampiero Assumma, Milijana Babic, Maja Bajevic, Tim Blake, Tomislav Brajnovic, Nemanja Cvijanovic, Roberto Foddai, Juan del Gado, Maurizio Giuseppucci, Daniel Holfeld, Cedric Lefebvre, Vesna Milicevic, Michael Petry, Jean-Gabriel Periot, Nada Prlja, Petra Reimann, Vladimir Tomic

Crime is defined as an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law. Punishment is a penalty for wrongdoing or misconduct, in particular for crime. But who decides what crime is? Is punishment the only way to respond to it? Could crime be observed as an absolute evil and punishment as the ultimate human way to deal with it? Do punishments fit their crimes? Should justice be equal punishment?

Through conceptual works, video installations, photography and live performances, a group of international artists examine the relationship between crime and punishment in a political historical, ethical, social and psychological context.

If on a chart, crime is white and punishment black, the gray in between is what this project is focusing on. Crime & Punishment – The Sequel is a nail-biting, thought-provoking exhibition conceived not to judge or even glorify justice but challenging it by entering into an edgy and uneasy zone. This territory of examinations will also touch upon guilt, shame, harm, injury, disgrace, quarrel, humiliation, vengeance, abuse, misuse, imprisonment, condemnation, morals, dominance, force, pain as well as pleasure of groups or individuals blinded by their own rigid rules and beliefs.

From 20th February till 13th March 2009
Kortil Gallery
Strossmayerova 1
Rijeka (Croatia)

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