Reference : Dangerous Words and Dangerous Silences: Positioning Europe at the Edge of War
Diverse speeches and writings : Speeches/Talks
Arts & humanities : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/51212
Dangerous Words and Dangerous Silences: Positioning Europe at the Edge of War
English
Ganschow, Inna mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary History of Luxembourg >]
Mein, Georg [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Humanities (DHUM) >]
Harmsen, Robert [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
3-May-2022
International
Dangerous Words and Dangerous Silences: Positioning Europe at the Edge of War
03.05.2022
Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Belval
Luxembourg
[en] art ; politics ; war
[en] Wars never happen ‘just like that’ or ‘out of the blue’. They are
the culmination of complex processes that span years and
sometimes even decades. In his art, Maxim Kantor has
addressed the threat embodied by the apparently seamless
transition from Soviet Union to the Russian Federation
and guided democracy, and his position has always been
unmistakeable: Vladimir Putin and the system that
produced him are, and always were, dangerous.
Now more than ever, choosing the right words matters,
and speaking them in situations where we would
rather be silent endows the statements we make with
a renewed and uncomfortable sense of moral and
political weight. Understanding the circumstances
that led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine requires a
thoughtful engagement with historical narratives and
the perspectives they present. Words are central to this
process. As we choose what to say and what not to say,
we contribute to the discourses that will shape the political
order of tomorrow.
The discussion will be centred around a selection of paintings
by Maxim Kantor, each illustrating or addressing themes or
aspects of the current war between the Russian Federation and
Ukraine and its impacts on human rights in Eastern Europe and
beyond. Students will prepare and present discussion questions.
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary History of Luxembourg (LHI)
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/51212

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