LAZNIA 1 LAZNIA 2 2016 - #HeroesWeLove
International Instagram Contest
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Share your encounters with #HeroesWeLove and take part in our Instagram Contest! We kindly invite all Instagram users to upload images or videos depicting Yugoslav and other socialist heritage – from sculpture and painting to architecture and design – to Instagram with the hashtag #HeroesWeLove. Search for remains of the recent past around you, find a forgotten or unnoticed monument, visit a museum or gallery! Memorials, public sculpture, murals, mosaics, state buildings, housing complexes, memorabilia, publications; all that made part of the socialist experiment from 1945 to early 1990s. You may enter the contest with one or many posts.
The best posts will be featured in an exhibition following the conclusion of the international project “Heroes We Love. Ideology, Identity and
Socialist Art in New Europe” in 2017. A special jury will select a winner and two runners-up who will receive a prize of 250 EUR and 150 EUR
respectively. Contest closes 30 November 2016.
The Instagram Contest runs concurrently with the international project “Heroes We Love. Ideology, Identity and Socialist Art in New Europe”, supported by the European program Creative Europe 2014−2020. In the period 2015−2017 the project will deal with the legacy of socialist art in New Europe and focus on the most important art-related issues, problems and opportunities of the period as well as produce a series of exhibitions, public art interventions, and international conferences and workshops. "Heroes" brings together nine partners from Central and Southeast Europe, from Poland to Albania: Maribor Art Gallery (leading partner); BLOK Association (CRO); SCCA Contemporary Art Center Sarajevo (BiH); Tirana Art Lab (Albania); Laznia Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk (Poland); IEFSEM Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Sofia (Bulgaria); Museum of Yugoslav History (SRB); University of Primorska (SLO); Cultural Association Center plesa, Maribor (SLO).

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