Hedwig Fijen: We ask that Manifesta 2014 reconsider St Petersburg as their next location.
News Article from Monopol Magazine with quote from Hedwig Fijen
Aug 26, 2013 — Given the increasing pressure on homosexuals in Russia calls for an online petition to shift the venue of the tenth edition of Manifesta hiking.
"Hedwig Fijen, the founding director of Manifesta, took to the demand position: "Of course we are concerned about the current conservative climate. But should we isolate all countries that have not committed to an equal standard of human rights? Or should we not much rather try to build bridges and establish a cultural dialogue? "
We need to increase our action...