On Thursday, August 22, 2019, Galleri Duerr opened the fall season with the exhibition DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE, focusing on how our human rights are violated and ignored. Panel discussion was held at 18.30 with Bodil Valero and Mileyi Fougstedt, moderated by Julie Lindahl.

Since 1948, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been translated into over 500 languages. Today, there are 193 member states in the UN, yet human rights are violated every day, all over the world. Sweden is no exception.

 For the first time in Sweden, Galleri Duerr presents Santiago Sierra’s Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain, which got attention when it was censored at Spain’s leading art fair ARCO Madrid 2018. Together with Santiago´s work of art, we have the pleasure of presenting the artists Maikel Dominguez, Mireia Rocher, Matt Miley, Serinyà, Lana Stephens, Alannah Robins, Anthony Mills and Michel Östlund. With photography, installations, painting, drawing and sculpture, these artists will present interpretations of human rights violations throughout the world.

In the exhibition DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE the artists put focus on the effects of racism and censorship and the imprisonment of individuals due to their political views. What are the consequences of this for society as a whole and for us, as individuals?

An exhibition that affects, without exception.

Santiago Sierra CV / Artists Statement
Alannah Robins CV / Artists Statement / Biography
Matt Miley CV / Artists Statement
Michel Östlund CV / Artists Statement
Anthony Mills Artists Statement 1 / Artists Statement 2
Serinyà CV / Artists Statement 1 / Artists Statement 2 / Artists Statement 3
Lana Stephens CV / Artists Statement
Mireia Rocher CV / Artists Statement 1 / Artists Statement 2