Past events
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Far from Berlin, the palaces of culture in Bucharest, Kyiv, Prague, Sofia and Warsaw have stood in urban spaces for decades. After the worldwide change at the beginning of the 1990s, the use and acceptance of the large buildings changed massively. The video installation “Culture – Power – Commerce” captures this change. With their works, the contemporary video artists Dora Huiban (Bucharest), Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei (Kyiv), Haruna Honcoop (Prague), Voin de Voin (Sofia), and Karolina Pawelczyk and Jędrek Filuś (Warsaw) show their personal view of the palaces of culture in their cities. Today, many palaces are commercial buildings for events, places for art and culture or seats of parliament and are thus used in a completely different way than intended by their builders. The videos paint a contemporary and artistic picture of the cultural, architectural and civic use of the buildings.