exhibition Exhibition: Open Trial

exhibition Offener Prozess © Offener Prozess

Fri, 19.11.2021 -
Sun, 12.12.2021


Offener Prozess

As part of our Uncivil Society project, which zeroes in on racist violence and right-wing terror from a European perspective, the Goethe-Institut Brussels and LaVallée present the exhibition Open Trial.
The point of departure for this exhibition is the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi terrorist network that murdered ten people in Germany in the 2000s. The exhibition begins with the history of immigration and of resistance to right-wing and racist violence, and uses a "living memory" approach to bring marginalized perspectives into focus. It also takes aim at various forms of structural and institutional racism.
It also points up ways of addressing the problems of widespread structural racism and armed right-wing groups here in Belgium.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 2 to 7 pm.

Featured artists

Hito Steyerl, Harun Farocki, Želimir Žilnik, Forensic Architecture, Pınar Öğrenci, Thanh Nguyen Phuong, belit sağ, Sefa Defterli, Initiative 12. August, Anne König & Paula Bulling, Ulf Aminde & Initiative Herkesin Meydanı, Ülkü Süngün, Alex Gerbaulet & Mareike Bernien, and the “Offener Prozess“ Project Team
Máté Fuchs

Curators: Ayşe Güleç & Fritz Laszlo Weber
A collaborative exhibition with the Offener Prozess project under the auspices of ASA-FF e.V. and LaVallée Brussels.
The exhibition has already been shown in a number of German cities this year to mark the 10th anniversary of the NSU's videotaped confessions.

Image gallery: open trial 
  • Belit Sag Kurzfilm © Beliat Sag
  • Hito Steyerl (1997) Babenhausen Kurzfilm © Hito Steyerl
  • Sefa Defterli - Trauerdemonstration © Sefa Defterli
  • Thanh Nguyen Phuong - Sorge 87 © Thanh Nguyen Phuong
  • Zelimir Zilnik (1975) - Inventur © Zelimir Zilnik
  • Zelimir Zilnik (1975) - Inventur © Zelimir Zilnik