Duration: 11 November 2023 – 10 February 2024
Organisation: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Goethe-Institut Zypern, NiMAC
Curators: Sabina Klemm and Sanja Kojić Mladenov
Local curator: Maria Efstathiou
Artists: Nevin Aladağ, Igor Bošnjak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lana Čmajčanin, Johanna Diehl, Petrit Halilaj, Ivana Ivković, Janine Jembere, Nurtane Karagil, Vladimir Miladinović, Henrike Naumann, Selma Selman, Emilija Škarnulytė, Slavs and Tatars, Adnan Softić, Kyriakos Theocharous, Maria Tsagkari
EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES
The touring exhibition comes to Nicosia
Opening: Saturday, 11.11.2023, 19:00
Guided tour with the artists: 18:00
Artists participating in the exhibition in Nicosia
Nevin Aladağ, Igor Bošnjak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lana Čmajčanin, Johanna Diehl, Petrit Halilaj, Ivana Ivković, Janine Jembere, Nurtane Karagil, Vladimir Miladinović, Henrike Naumann, Selma Selman, Emilija Škarnulytė, Slavs and Tatars, Adnan Softić, Kyriakos Theocharous, Maria Tsagkari.
NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] invites you to the opening of the exhibition EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 19:00. Curated by Sabina Klemm and Sanja Kojić Mladenov, the co-creative exhibition explores the current social and political situation in Europe and the idea of a European identity. A project by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), it is being presented in Nicosia in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Zypern and NiMAC.
EVROVIZION focuses on less visible and marginalised geopolitical and cultural spaces, in particular in southeastern and eastern Europe. These are so-called “semi-peripheries” and “places of diversity” that often play only a minor role in many international theoretical discourses and exhibition practices. In close cooperation with regional protagonists and each local art scene, new artistic projects are being added to the exhibition during the course of its tour.
After the presentations at the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Serbia and the Goethe-Institut Athen in Greece, the exhibition is coming to its fourth station, NiMAC in Cyprus. The project has been expanded to include a new work by Greek Cypriot artist Kyriakos Theocharous and Turkish Cypriot artist Nurtane Karagil – curated by Maria Efstathiou. Further local expansion of the exhibition is also planned: Adnan Softić will for example develop new works in close cooperation with local actors.
Artists Lana Čmajčanin, Ivana Ivković, Adnan Softić, Maria Tsagkari, Kyriakos Theocharous and Nurtane Karagil will be present during the opening ceremony as well, where they will be available to discuss their work with the public. Exhibition curators Sabina Klemm, Sanja Kojić Mladenov and local curator Maria Efstathiou will guide visitors through the show.
Ioulita Toumazi, fellow of the Slavs and Tatars’ international residency programme, will co-curate the Pickle Bar performance, to be presented in Nicosia early in 2024. Both the residency-mentorship programme and the Pickle Bar installation by the artists’ collective are part of the EVROVIZION project. The integration of the Pickle Bar installation into the exhibition creates an open space for local dialogues. Before each exhibition opens, a young local professional (an artist, curator and/or researcher) is invited to participate in the Pickle Bar mentorship programme in Berlin. For two months, they are integrated into the artists’ studio and mentored in their personal projects – some of which may eventually be presented as part of EVROVIZION. Slavs and Tatars and ifa selected the young Greek Cypriot curator and researcher Ioulita Toumazi as a fellow of the 2023 Pickle Bar residency-mentorship programme.
Information on public events and guided tours will be announced soon.
Following the exhibition in Nicosia, a new issue of the EVROVIZION magazine will be published, thus enriching the “archive of the journey.” Co-edited by Evagoras Vanezis, EVROVIZION.CROSSING NICOSIA will be dedicated to the presentation of the ever-growing project in Nicosia and its impact on the city’s cultural identity.
Cities of the travelling exhibition
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021), Novi Sad (Serbia, 2021–22), Athens (Greece, 2023), Nicosia (Cyprus, 2023-24), Tbilisi (Georgia, 2024), Chișinău (Republic of Moldova, 2024), Varna (Bulgaria, 2025), Brussels (Belgium, 2025), Kraków (Poland, 2026), Vilnius (Republic of Lithuania, 2026), Kaliningrad (Russian Federation, 2027), Berlin (Germany, 2027).
Sabina Klemm, Sanja Kojić Mladenov
Local co-editor of the EVROVIZION.CROSSING NICOSIA magazine
Fellow of the Pickle Bar residency, local co-curator of the Pickle Bar performance
Local artists of the Pickle Bar performance
To be announced
Organisation, production in Nicosia
(In charge of the project: Dr. Gabriele Gauler
General coordination: Natalie Stylianou)
(In charge of the project: Maria Efstathiou
General coordinator: Marika Ioannou)
19 Palias Ilektrikis, 1016 Nicosia
Saturday, November 11, 2023 – Saturday, February 10, 2024
Visiting days and hours
Closed: Sunday, Monday
Christmas holidays: December 24, 25, 26, and 31, 2023, and January 1 and 6, 2024
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