visual arts

Europa Enterprise

Curators: Danijela Dugandžić & Jelena Petrović

from 15 October to 11 December 2021

Cité internationale des arts
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         The project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement n°734855

 

         

 

         

 

Europa Enterprise is labeled French Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2022"

 

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This exhibition is realized within the framework of A Forum in the Making, an event of trans-making project. Trans-making is a shared research program, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to strengthen research capacities, through the exchange of knowledge, expertise, skills and experiences, between academic and non-academic partners from Europe and Third Countries, to create alternative narratives for social, economic and democratic renewal. 

 

The trans-making project gathers:  BIS (TR), Bunker (SI), Citema (IT), Cluster Cairo (EG), Crvena (BA), El Taller TRES (CL), FTDES (TN), Institute of Criminology (SI), Istanbul Technical University (TR), Istituto Pedro Arrupe (IT), Izmir University of Economics (TR), Relais Culture Europe (FR), University College of London (UK), University of Havana (CU), University of Palermo (IT), University of Perugia (IT), University of Valencia (ES), Workshops of Culture (PL), Yunnan University (CH), ZRC SAZU (SI).

 

Organized by the Association for Culture and Art CRVENA, Sarajevo, in collaboration with Relais Culture Europe, coordinators of the trans-making project, and the Cité internationale des arts. Through this collaboration, the first feminist residency program for post-Yugoslav artists and curators CITE ROUGE has been initiated. The first artist in CITE ROUGE residency is Lana Čmajčanin (October 2021).

 

With kind support from Kadist-Paris and FWF (Elise Richter Program V-730).

 

Thanks to: all the artists, contributors and technicians, Bénédicte Alliot, Nataša Petrešin Bachelez, Damir Žiško, Émilie Villez, Esther Destrés, Pascal Brunet, Fabienne Trotte, Boriša Mraović, Haris Sahačić, Ada Hamidović, Andreja Dugandžić, Tijana Parezanović and Milan Marković.

The future will remember us.
SAPPHO 

 

Inhuman chains of migrations, war and violence, extreme class differences, global rise of ultra-right-wing politics and religious fanaticism, catastrophic climate changes along with the current pandemic make the neoliberal world we live in. The old mechanisms of domination and social (re)production, such as colonial, capitalist and patriarchal, empowered by technological, scientific and (techno)cultural methods of political surveillance and territorial identification, have turned the world into a geopolitical warp-space riddled with ontological anxiety, planetary fear and a debilitating sense of never achieving enough.

 

Following the link between unsettled geographies and the politics of belonging, the exhibition points to the neoliberal machinery that occupies lands and bodies, destroys nature and commons, and intoxicates social relations, as well as our minds. Taking an imaginative leap from the future into antiquity and back, the exhibition is set against the backdrop of current issues of a common society – all aboard a non-territorial spaceship called EUROPA ENTERPRISE. Based on the inversion of some essential tropes set in the ancient times, this spaceship starts its journey with an artistic investigation of patriarchal and colonizing mythological formulas of a violent origin of Europe and its hegemonic past, still haunting us today. 

 

Departing from the myth of Arachne as an ancient metaphor of women’s resistance shaped by the politically engaged webs of art, the exhibition is here to agitate for all subjugated languages, economies, knowledge, spaces and lives. Through different forms of exposure that gradually build a complex system of co-relations between mythology, science, fiction, art and social critique, EUROPA ENTERPRISE takes a tour through a common, non-aligned world that, with its power and resources, belongs to all of us equally.


 

The exhibition will be followed by a programme of events, guided tours, performative actions, meetings and broadcasts.

 

The program

• Thursday, October 14th, 2021 (6/9 pm) | Opening | Galerie & Petite Galerie

• October 15th - November 4th, 2021 | Presentation of a work by Tanja Lažetić | Petite Galerie

• Saturday, October 16th, 2021 (12/2 pm) | Guided tour | Galerie & Petite Galerie

• Friday, October 22nd, 2021 (7/9 pm) | Conversation between Léopold Lambert, Danijela Dugandžić and Jelena Petrović | Auditorium

• Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 (5 pm) | Performance by Tanja Lažetić | Petite Galerie

• Sunday, October 31st, 2021 (6 pm) | Conversation between Lala Raščić, Andreja Dugandžić, Émilie Villez, Nataša Petrešin Bachelez, Danijela Dugandžić and Jelena Petrović | Discover online

• Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 (7/9 pm) | Talk with Henrietta Moore | Auditorium

• Friday, November 26th, 2021 (7/9 pm) | Talk with Renata Salecl and Geneviève Morel | Auditorium

• Tuesday 2nd & Friday 3rd of December, 2021 (tbd) | RCE Forum – trans-making exploratory workshops (program to come) | Auditorium

• Friday, December 10th, 2021 (tbd) | Closing of the project | Auditorium

 


 

With contribution by: Raúl Abeledo & Eva Máñez, María Amparo Alonso-Sanz, Selen Çatalyürekli, Lana Čmajčanin, Raúl de Arriba & María Vidagañ, Andreja Dugandžić, Eser Epözdemir, Stefania Galegati, Ricard Huerta, Adela Jušić, Cigdem Kaya, Tanja Lažetić, Charlotte Perrin & Andrés Galaz, Armina Pilav & Damir Ugljen, Tanja Radež, Julie Ramage, Lala Raščić, Haris Sahačić & Muhammed Ali Örnek, Bojan Stojčić, Fabienne Trotte, Seçil Yaylalı.

Practical Information

Free admission
Tuesday to Saturday, from 2 to 7 pm (exhibition closed on bank holidays)

Opening on October 14th, 2021, from 6 to 9 pm

In accordance with government regulations, access to the exhibition requires a health pass for all persons 18 years and older. Wearing a mask is mandatory for those over 11 years old.
When you arrive, please present your QR code in paper or digital format from the TousAntiCovid application.

 

The European health pass is obtained with proof of :

• of vaccination (complete vaccination schedule)
• a negative RT-PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old
• a positive RT-PCR test, at least 11 days old and less than 6 months old, attesting to the recovery of Covid 

 

See all the information on the health pass on the government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire
If you come from a country outside the European Union and do not have a European health pass, you can present a negative RT-PCR or antigenic test result less than 72 hours old.