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01.07.2018 - 31.12.2018
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Exhibition held by the Austrian Cultural Forum Paris to mark the 2018 Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU – the EU Peace Project

Multilateral political structures such as the United Nations or the European Union would not exist had it not been for the peace movements of the 19th century or committed citizens such as Jean Jaurès (FR), Henry Dunant (CH) or Bertha von Suttner (AT).

The exhibition “Drawing Peace” showcases a collection of thoughts, ideas and initiatives on the subject of peace. It raises awareness of peace, questions the definition of peace and discusses the ability and willingness of every one of us to cherish and live in peace.

The exhibition is based on a collection from the Caricature Museum Krems, to which 40 works dating from 1899 to 2018 have been added. The drawings use provocation, caricature, allegory, paradox and other methods. They show different initiatives, while highlighting their limits, in order to demonstrate how fragile the notion of peace is, just as much today as in the past.

Together with partner institutions from Amiens (the “On a Marché sur la Bulle” association and Amiens School of Art & Design, ESAD), the exhibition in the Austrian embassy in Paris shows the dove of peace in a broad context.

Part of an exhibition in Amiens held during the commemorative year to mark the end of World War I in 1918.

Viewing by appointment only: or +33 (0)1 40 63 30 63


Curator & scenographer: Alexandra Maringer
Graphics: Gilles Conte

PROJECT SPONSOR: Austrian Cultural Forum Paris

PARTNERS: Amiens Métropole – Service Culture et Patrimoine, coordinator: Nicolas Henssien & Caricature Museum Krems – artistic director: Gottfried Gusenbauer

Many thanks to the artists:

Wolfgang Ammer . Pepe Angonoa . Cristina Bernazzani . Giacomo Cardelli . Gilles Conte . Liza Donnelly. Bernd Ertl . Gerhard Glück . Gabriel Hagaî . Horst Haitzinger . Barbara Henniger . Arístides Esteban Hernández Guerrero . Frank Hoppmann . Idígoras y Pachi . Jeffrey Koterba . Firuz Kutal . Hellmuth Macheck . Armando Milani . Bernard Partridge . Thomas Paster . Olivier Pirnay . Robert Rousso . Erich Sokol . Klaus Stuttmann . Wingz . worker . Theodor Zajaczkowski

Austrian Embassy in Paris
6 rue Fabert

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