The global financial crisis of the past eight years is heavily impacting most European Mediterranean countries, destabilising not only the symbolic structures of Europe expressed in its initial agreements as unity, stability and equality but also the idea of what the EU is and what it could or should be. There is an observable division within Europe, not only between the Balkan countries and the west but also between north and south, where so called equality amongst nations is resulting in policy decisions which could be argued, favour industrialised members and do not take into account the administrative, financial and specific cultural features of individual European member states. These divides and the contemporary political and theoretical debates around them, form the context for this project, nEUROsis takes a critical look, through art that reflects politically on its own social relevance and engagement at the contradicting values of the EU.
nEUROsis consists of 3 events in Limassol, Cyprus:
- A series of workshops at the Cyprus University of Technology; 16-18 November 2016 at 2:30pm-6:30pm
- A seminar at the Cyprus University of Technology; Saturday, 19 November 2016, 5:00pm-8:00pm
- An exhibition at NeMe Arts Centre, opening on Saturday, 19 November 2016, at 8:30pm
Participating artists: Lanfranco Aceti, Bill Balaskas, Paolo Cirio, Salvatore Iaconesi, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša,Tony Maslić, Jonathan Munro, Ioakim Mylonas, Oriana Persico, Evi Tselika, and Stelios Tzivas.
Exhibition curator: Yiannis Colakides
Seminar speakers: Lanfranco Aceti, Salvatore Iaconesi, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Chrystalleni Loizidou, Jonathan Munro, Oriana Persico and Evi Tselika.
The seminar will be in English.
19 November 2016 – 18 December 2016
Tuesday-Friday: 5:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm
Leonardo Electronic Almanac will devote an issue based on the central concerns of this project.