Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FLUID GROUND. A symposium on board of a cargo ship across the Black Sea

Art Today Association Plovdiv and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brandenburg present

FLUID GROUND. A symposium on board of a cargo ship across the Black Sea.
July 21 - 23, 2011

Public presentation: Wednesday, July 20 - 6 PM, Graffit Gallery, Blvd. Knyaz Boris 65, Varna

On Thursday, July 21, a group of 16 artists, curators, theoreticians and cultural activists from 8 different countries will go on board of a ship, connecting the two Black Sea ports of Varna (Bulgaria) and Batumi (Georgia). The program includes lectures, presentations and discussions, real-time interventions and documentation.
FLUID GROUND is part of the ATLANTIS network. This initiative fosters crossborder cultural exchange between art professionals through collaborative exhibition projects, residencies for artists and curators, panel discussions, workshops and conferences.
The symposium across the Black Sea is based on the idea of inter-disciplinary collaboration, cross-linking artistic practice, knowledge production, research and reflection in this remote and mobile location. The freighter will temporarily be transformed into a thinktank, confronting relevant cultural, artistic, economical, social and political discourses and practices, and blending them together. Thus a journey across the Black Sea will offer an adequate platform to examine questions pertaining to Europe’s identity and integrity.

Participants: Inka Thunecke / director Heinrich-Böll-Foundation (Berlin), Karoline Weber / media philosopher (Stuttgart), Ulrike Grelck / art historian (Berlin), Livia Pancu / curator Vector Association (Iasi), Simonetta Ferfoglia, Heinrich Pichler / artist collective "gangart" (Vienna), Nadja Abt / artist (Berlin), Sebastian Bodirsky / filmmaker (Berlin), Anna Soucek / curator (Vienna), Susanna Gyulamiryan / director Arts and Cultural Studies Laboratory (Yerevan), Nino Palavandishvili / curator GeoAIR (Tbilisi), Anastasia Zhivkova / curator (Kiev), Jakob Racek / curator (Plovdiv)

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Press contact: Art Today Association, Jakob Racek, E: jr@jakobracek.com

This project is kindly supported by Goethe-Institute Bulgaria and the Austrian Embassy in Sofia.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This press release reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.