Starting from Rijeka and the borders which have drawn and redrawn it throughout history, the exhibition induces visitors to reflect upon borders as personal, social, political and also economic, which are imposed on us or which we set ourselves; how and how much they affect our everyday life and how they are reflected in personal freedom and human rights.
Rijeka, through whose hinterland the routes of current migrations pass, has in its history witnessed frequent border changes that have shaped the identities of the people who live here and their collective memory. When talking about Rijeka, we also talk about “fortress Europe” and the contemporary experience of man and his relationship with borders which are simultaneously a tool of the protection of the interests and rights of the associated communities and a mechanism of endangering the rights and interests of those who are excluded.
The aim of the exhibition is, by presenting local experiences, to generate a universal experience and a meaning of personal, social, political and economic borders, borders which are imposed on us or which we place on ourselves and to prompt visitors to reflect how and how much they affect our everyday life and how they are reflected in personal freedom and human rights.
The Borders – Between Order and Chaos exhibition is the central exhibition of the programme of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, presented in the Governor’s Palace and dislocated collections – the Museum Collection of the Kastav Region and the Memorial Centre – Lipa Remembers. A team of curators from the Museum have worked on the exhibition: Marko Badurina (HR), Margita Cvijetinović (HR), Ana Golja (HR), Vana Gović (HR), Tamara Mataija (HR), Nikša Mendeš (HR), Ivo Mileusnić (HR), Tea Perinčić (HR), Ranko Starac (HR), Ivana Šarić Žic (HR) and Jasna Ujčić Grudenić (HR) whilst the exhibition’s designers are Sanjin Kunić (HR) and Nikolina Radić Štivić (HR).
The realisation of this the largest part is combined with the presentation of the exhibited thematic series about borders, begun with the exhibitions D’Annunzio’s Martyr and The Violin above Borders / Stradivari in Rijeka – Kresnik and Cremona.