Revolutions: 1989 in 2019 / Testimony in Practice


Friday, 6 September to Friday, 25 October 2019


Open Tue-Sat, 11.00-18.00


Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RT


Free, no booking required

A unique art installation exploring perspectives on life under communism, the importance of 1989 and the revolutions leading to the fall of the Iron Curtain. Artists Maciek Backzyk (kinoManual, PL) and Emma Lockey (UK) have worked with the testimonies gathered through Testimony in Practice as a starting point for the exhibition.

This event is presented as part of Revolutions: 1989 in 2019, which brings together two AHRC-funded projects: In-Between Spaces, which explores barriers to inclusion and representation experienced by CEE artists living in the UK; and Testimony in Practice, which has collected short testimonies from CEEs living in the UK. The work of Revolutions can be seen in multiple locations throughout the week commencing 7 October.

Presented by Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music at the University Birmingham in partnership with Centrala.