In relation to The European International exhibition, artists from the Rijksakademie and curator Vasyl Cherepanyn examine the power relations, ideological divides and international frictions at play across the whole of Europe. They discuss the political motivations and various forms of artistic interventions behind the exhibition. What are the potentials of a transdisciplinary approach to art, knowledge and politics for transforming the European project?
We explore the problems, challenges and antinomies of Europe and beyond that the exhibition addresses: exclusivity, discrimination and neo-colonialism, contested memories of the Nazi past and remnants of the Cold War, isolationism and new tribalism, the dark side of the official European symbols, the history of utopian thinking and the future of citizenship, revolutionary invention and political destruction, performativity of the square, and Europe as myth and as refugee.
This programme is part of The European International Exposition in de Rijksakademie. Opening hours: 1, 2 and 3 June between 12.00 and 18.00, Rijksakademie.
This programme is made in cooperation with Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.