Recently, members of the Openhub association from Romania, along with their partners from Лабораторія культури (Culture Lab) in Ukraine, participated in a seven-day meeting at the Alternative Residency Center in Belgrade, Serbia. This initiative is part of an ambitious and innovative project called #MuseumofCorruption (#MoC), supported by the Open Society Foundation Serbia and Tandem (MitOst Berlin). During this time, the team worked intensively on the deep conceptualization of the MoC project, aiming to make it accessible and intelligible in diverse yet similar geographical, cultural, political, and social contexts.
The MoC project is a unique artistic and educational platform involving Fine Arts students from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. These talented young people communicate complex phenomena related to various forms of corruption in visually captivating, affirmative, and subversive ways. Through their art, they address the issues of corruption in a comprehensible and intriguing manner, thus opening an important and necessary dialogue in society.
In addition to intellectual and creative work, the visit to the Alternative Residency Center was full of challenges and memorable moments. One such moment was the heavy snow in the mountains, adding an element of adventure and unexpectedness to the meeting. Also, some difficulties related to using digital platforms provided an opportunity to learn and adapt in new and creative ways. Last but not least, the presence of Choka, an adorable dog, brought joy and some amusing moments, despite his jealousy of the locals.
Currently, the Museum of Corruption is under active construction. Through this project, OpenHub and its partners are not only exploring corruption as a social phenomenon but also how art can be used to educate and inspire positive changes in society. We invite you to stay connected to follow the evolution of this fascinating project and discover how art can become a powerful tool in the fight against corruption.”