November 6, 2019

event promoted by

Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, Academy of Romania in Rome, Academy of Hungary in Rome,+German Academy in Rome Villa Massimo, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Rome–Czech Centre in Rome, Embassy of the Slovakian Republic in Italy–Slovakian Institute in Rome, Istituto di Cultura Lituana in Italia, Polish Institute in Rome



Monika Carta, Slovakian Institute in Rome

Julia Draganović, German Academy in Rome Villa Massimo

Laura Gabrielaitytė-Kazulėnienė, Istituto di Cultura Lituana in Italia

Giuseppe Garrera, collector and curator of the Evasion Techniques exhibition

Katalin Ladik, artista, Hungary

Marek Lehnert, journalist and writer, Poland

Dalia Poleac, Academy of Romania in Rome

István Puskás, Academy of Hungary in Rome

Torsten Rasch, composer, Germany

Helena Schwarzova, Czech Republic


chaired by

Sebastiano Triulzi, literary critic and curator of the Evasion Techniques exhibition


in Italian and English, with simultaneous translation


To tie in with the Evasion Techniques exhibition exploring the Hungarian avant-garde in the 1960s and '70s and with the simultaneous celebration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome will be hosting a special encounter with witnesses, players, art historians and collectors discussing and remembering art, life, initiatives, actions, dreams and disappointments in the days of – and in the shadow of – the Wall.

The freedom of art alongside walls, near walls, close to and beyond walls: the investigation developed by the exhibition curators into the relationship between art and power will be further enhanced on this occasion by testimonials, revelations and tributes paid to the memory of those times, but above all in the light of an uncertain present and future that we continue to see as being strewn with ditches and walls.



Admission free while places last

Sala Cinema

Admission via steps in via Milano 9a