In cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Estonia we are opening the photo exhibition "BORDERLINE Frontiers of Peace". The photographer Valerio Vincenzo has visited 20,000 kilometres of the border between European countries, capturing in numerous images the boundless freedom of the European Union. Due to the covid-19 pandemic the meaning of state borders is again changed.
The exhibition "BORDERLINE Frontiers of Peace" is dedicated to the beauty and peacefulness of open borders. Two bathers crossing the border between Poland and Lithuania; a couple having a picnic on the border between Austria and Italy; a group of mountaineers between Germany and Austria or a boy who can jump from a landing stage into Switzerland and swim to Italy. Not more than small markings remind us that one country ends and another begins.
The exhibition is supported The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to celebrate 30 years of East and West Germany reunification and Germany Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Exhibition is created by the non-profit association Frontiers of Peace.
The exhibition will be opened on 1st of October with a panel discussion reflecting the changing meaning borders in nowadays world. Just couple of months ago we had freedom of international movement, we could travel easily from one European country to another, and citizenship or special permits were part of history classes. Today due to the pandemic international mobility has decreased and many countries have chosen to close their borders.
Discussion moderated by journalist, former Head of the Representation of the European Commission Hannes Rumm asks, what the new reality of borders means to our values and freedom? The panel discussion begins with a short introduction by the photographer, Valerio Vincenzo. Following this Piret Kuusik, who conducts research on foreign and security policy in Europe at the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, Kaupo Kikkas, an internationally successful music and art photographer from Estonia, and Keiu Telve, migration researcher and Managing Director of the Vabamu, will discuss various aspects of borders in the public debate in Europe.
The panel discussion and photo exhibition opening will take place on October 1st at 4 p.m. in Vabamu and is free of admission.
The panel will be in English and it will be streamed on Vabamu museum Facebook page.