Hidden Galleries: Religious Minorities, Creative Agency and Secret Police Archives
Cork, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca and Chișinău, Forthcoming June 2019
The exhibitions to take place in four countries is based on the Hidden Galleries project. This project, funded by the EU, re-examines and re-contextualises the holdings of secret police archives in three countries; Romania, the Republic of Moldova and Hungary, with the aim drawing scholarly and public attention to alternative uses and meanings of the archives in relation to the study of minority religions. For this exhibition Gabriela will work as a curator, as part of a larger team of researchers coordinated by Dr James Kapalo. Gabriela focuses on the potential of exhibitions in telling stories, disseminating knowledge as well as on the new use of exhibitions in social sciences as tools of research. Last but not least she is interested in the experimentations with design that the topic of research in the archives points to: can documents be exhibited tridimensionally, what is the materiality and the potential for visibility of things that were archived secretively?