A Red Thread – A Guided Tour to Class Struggles from Above and Below
Curated by Florin Bobu
For his individual final project Florin Bobu produced A Red Thread – A Guided Tour to Class Struggles from Above and Below, a lecture performance in the form of a guided tour through the „History of Sweden”, one of the permanent exhibitions that was on display at the Swedish History Museum in Stockholmin May 2017. Following a brief research period, a tour was conducted by Belgrade-based artist and activist Nebojša Milikić, focusing on the historization of constitution and political dynamics inmodern class society. Special attention wasgiven to the middle class(es) because of their historical ties and relations to fascist movements and ideologies. During the guided tour there was a focus on the historical role and dynamics of ‘class-struggle’ either visible or invisible in the museum’s exhibition. Nebojša Milikić’s remarks and observationswerepresented from the position of somebody actively involved inthe current historical debates of most Eastern European as well as in some West European countries. The work also related to his long-time project in Iasi (Romania), where, through the Depositorium of the Initiative of the Petite Bourgeois Party of Iasi, he exploresthe actuality of petite bourgeois’ ideologies, mindset and political affiliations.
The project was realized in collaboration with the Swedish History Museum, 1+1 and tranzit.ro/ Iasi.