During April, while we are in social isolation and restrained from making and attending exhibitions in the physical world, we invited 4 artists and 4 curators to take the stage (read the website of 4Cs) and use it to communicate with their works and words in a convivial culture.A personal blog from the UK in recognition of the value of art online at this time of extreme anxiety and economic hardship. Thank you to all the artists, and here’s to the flourishing of conflict-defying and border-flouting friendships, and to art across the digital cosmos. Edward Hopper’s "Nighthawks in the age of the coronavirus". This image is striking, as it upgrades the loneliness in Hopper’s painting to a heartbreaking abandonment. In this new version, there are not even persons, subjects to the experience of loneliness; the viewer is left with that experience himself. We are not invited to see how others feel lonely, we are forced into loneliness.Interviews by Julia Flamingo, MA student of Culture Studies in The Lisbon Consortium Faculty of Human Sciences Universidade Católica Portuguesa to Luísa Santos and Joana Patrão in the frame of "Céu de Sal, Sal da Terra".The Museet for Samtidskunst and The Lake have a new podcast section with artist Peter Voss-Knude, who talks about the exhibition and the pop album "The Anti-Terror Album".There isn’t a better way to say this. We are dying. Humanity is dying – physically, socially, and culturally.
Schools, Universities, Museums have closed last week. Today, access has been restricted to shops and to public spaces. The streets are emptied. And I think of Gregor Graf’s images that have become so close to reality.Due to the Coronavirus situation at global level, the current activity of 4Cs - The Anti-Terror Album at the Museet for Samtidskunst in Roskilde - will remain closed until March 28 or until the authorities come up with new instructions.With The Anti-Terror Album, Peter Voss-Knude turns the language of terrorism inside out, offering new takes on what anti-terror measures ought to look like.The INTERFACES Conference “Cultural synergies, creativity & innovation” is a two-day international event that explores how cultural synergies could contribute to innovation and creativity in the field of CULTURE.
Ana Fabíola Maurício, 4Cs Project Manager will be part of Panel 1: Inclusion, DIVERSITY, Access, and Equity in the Arts and Culture Sector, Friday 6th of March at 11 am.The upcoming X Lisbon Consortium Graduate Conference in Culture Studies will be focusing on the concept of Face as an object of artistic, cultural, biological and technological interest.M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) and deBuren (the Dutch-Flemish house for culture and debate) are co-convenors of the two-day conference “Considering Monoculture". This two-day interdisciplinary programme will consider current and historical manifestations of monoculture as well as its implications for art, culture and its institutions.The Católica Research Centre for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing of Universidade Católica Portuguesa and the Centro de Investigação, Desenvolvimento e Inovação da Academia Militar joined again to hold the 2nd Iberian Congress on Resilience and Well-being.The sound: a dry slap on the cold tile floor. [...] The paper-white as it was, black as it is becoming - lies there, giving in, totally resilient to the man's restless activity.The cultural association Maison Ventidue opens the doors of L'Appartamento to artists, curators, critics and researchers.
Closing of the call for proposals on February 25th.From 5 to 7 February 2020, designers, researchers, philosophers and artists will reflect and work together on how to stimulate and cultivate diversity and critical thinking while catalysing the positive resources needed to address the impending environmental, social and cultural catastrophe.CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
International Summer School
Performing Arts and Migration. Theories and Practices for Inclusive Cities
June 09-14 | Arena del Sole Theatre, BolognaReflections following a week at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation for the exhibition ‘Errata’ and associated events.
'Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” (George Orwell, ‘1984') On 30 January, CECC will host its annual Fieldwork, this time under the theme New Horizons 2020.
Luísa Santos will present an upcoming research project born out of 4Cs.A three-part workshop exploring the possibilities of shared meaning-making between cultures, modalities and disciplines through arts-based inquiry.The Peng! Collective presented the video “Fluchthelfer.in Become an Escape Agent” at Manifesta 12 in Palermo. It was the result of a Campaign launched to help refugees cross the internal EU borders.Rouzbeh Akhbari will be the artist in residency at the 4Cs second residency in Lisbon.Peter Voss-Knude will work on his exhibition "The Anti-Terror Album" for Museet for Samtidskunst in 2020.Public institutions such as libraries, museums and archives consist of a huge amount of plundered material and are organized around imperial structures that facilitate the normalization of these holdings in these institutions. Based on this assumption the seminar aims to provide a framework for discussion of transformative potentialities of imperial collections and different modalities of undoing its legacies.Second period of residencies at Tensta konsthall with Bernd Krauss, Prem Krishnamurthy and Christian Nyampeta.4Cs at the 7th session of #MAKETHEMOST – EU Funding for arts and culture, in Lisbon on September 30th. Festival Visions d'exil - Multidisciplinary festival of agency of artists in exile - the 3rd edition will happen from 01.11 to 30.11.2019The Lisbon Consortium's Inaugural Lecture 2019-20, which will take place on October 9, at 6.00pm in room 511 (Building Faculdade de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais), at Universidade Católica Portuguesa.Dwelling on the Threshold is a three-day workshop at Nida Art Colony exploring the potential of spaces of passage, flux and fluidity. Between September and October of 2019 Paul Maheke, Eglė Budvytytė, Jin Mustafa, Elin Már Øyen Vister and Mark Ther will spend two months at a residency at Nida Art Colony. From the suburbs to the coastline, Prouvost experiences and represents via a multitude of media (from singing and speech to dance and magic) the possibility of building a system where discrepancies are nothing but opportunities of sharing.Museet for Samtidskunst hosts two workshops run by artist Stine Marie Jacobsen in the fall of 2019.
The workshops are a part of an art project on memory and the media’s framing of the news.Errata consists of a series of ‘rehearsals’ in non-imperial modes of archival literacy. Photography is being used here as part of a ‘potential history’, a way of unlearning the imperial habits and gestures through which citizens of differentially ruled body politics have been trained to inhabit the privileged position of experts – in photography, art, politics and human rights discourse – and explore the plight of others, congealed in objects, books and documents, while those others with whom they share the world are forced to endure secondary and subservient roles.In Berlin, Hervé Yamguen is studying works of Michel Serres and Kenneth White to understand better the evolution of humanity from its beginnings to the technological age of our now, including the possibilities of travel to change surrounding landscapes and see different parts of the world."Libertas. Da condição de pessoa livre" was the opening performance of "Vasco Araújo. A Moment Apart" at MAAT.
The performance is one of the moments of the 4Cs Lisbon Mediation Lab.A group of Royal College of Art students created a temporary research studio at Gasworks exploring what it means to be a resident in both the global art world and with respect to the wider geopolitical context of borders and restricted mobility.The streets are her stage; the city and the passers-by, the motivation for her performance. Who is this woman? Where is this woman heading to? What does this woman want?The Summer School intends to be an advanced course of new practices of cinema, combining a critical thought with the contact with great creators of film and contemporary art. From July 2nd to 6th. Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto, Portugal.Recordings of "Not a Pillar not a Pile (Dance for Dore Hoyer)". Katarina Zdjelar's video installation at MAAT.
Part of the Lisbon Film Programme curated by Azar Mahmoudian.Ahlam Shibli (1970, Palestine) is a Palestinian photographer whose work, indeed documentarist, can be seen as a reportage, yet not so dramatic. What follows is the result of an interview conducted with her: a reflection around issues of power and coexistence, as they are portrayed through her series “Trackers” (2005) where she pictured Palestinians of Bedouin descent, who made the choice to enrol in the Israeli Defence Force.Video recordings from "This Is No Longer That Place: A Public Discussion" - March 2019.Two videos of RitaGT and Sunshine Socialist Cinema presentations. Recorded by Linda Koncz.João Biscainho exhibition at Galeria Fundação Amélia de Mello - Universidade Católica Portuguesa, curated by Luísa SantosLecture organised on the occasion of Ariella Azoulay's visit to Barcelona to prepare the next exhibition at Fundació Antoni Tàpies - Erratum (October 2019)A view from the UK where “the simplifiers, the oligarchs, the enemies of freedom” are making their presence felt, just as they are across Europe. A snapshot of work by Kader Attia, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Kathrin Böhm who provide a counter to the narrow and angry face of prejudice.Portions of Share online publication with articles from all the participants.Golden Lion for Best National Participation - Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale | Sun & Sea (Marina) - Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė
Commissioner: Rasa Antanavičıūte, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Curator: Lucia Pietroiusti. May 11–October 31, 2019 Call for Papers - On Cinema. New perspectives of research.
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts | Revista de Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes | Portuguese Catholic University, Porto.
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2019On May 21, 2019, from 6.30 p.m. onwards, CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture will be debating experiences, fears and hopes concerning Europe, bringing in perspectives from very different angles and backgrounds through the voices of several of our PhD Students. The moderation will be led by the Director of CECC, Peter Hanenberg.The conference Cultural Literacy & Cosmopolitan Conviviality will address modes of conviviality that cultures may have resisted, promoted or facilitated down the ages and especially in the present.The IX Lisbon Summer School will critically consider the developments of the Neurohumanities in the past decades and question its immediate and future challenges and opportunities. With Katarina Zdjelar, Mary Jirmanus Saba, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Coco Fusco at MAAT and Rua das Gaivotas 6.On March 30 and 31, some faculty members and Lisbon Consortium's students got together for a study trip to Malpartida de Cáceres, to visit the Vostell Malpartida Museum and to Elvas, for a guided tour to the Contemporary Art Museum by Ana Cristina Cachola.The Director of CECC, Professor Peter Hanenberg, presented 4Cs at CARE - CAtólica REsearch -, Campus UCP Foz, in Oporto. Audio recordings from "This Is No Longer That Place: A Public Discussion" - March 2019.
Collective exhibition with the collection of contemporary photography of Novo Banco at Museu do Dinheiro opens on May 14th.
Curated by Luísa Santos with exhibition design by Maria Eduarda Duarte.CECC researcher and Professor Ana Cachola wrote a chapter on the work of artist Binelde Hyrcan for the book 'Atlantica: Contemporary Art from Angola and its Diaspora'.The project State of Unsettlement is set up as a design-research platform to explore and discuss the political climate and the impact of design in times of Brexit. The opening of the cycle Artists@Católica, an initiative of the Cultura@Católica programme.
Tuesday, April 9 at 6 pm at the Library exhibition room.The African Art in Venice Forum presents its second edition on 7-9 May 2019.
In line with the Forum’s vision of inclusivity and accessibility, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched on March 18 for the development of a digital platform to livestream the event.International conference - Notes on Europe. The dogmatic sleep
Oporto, October 29-31, 2019. Deadline for abstract submission – April 5, 2019Presentation of some of the work from Portions of Share artists.Communities of Practice Towards Social Change - A journey through the Idea Camp (2014-2017) offers an insight into the concept of the Idea Camp and the communities it has brought together.The applications for the next edition of the International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices are open until 15.03.2019"Conditions of Entry" is a collaborative research project between Royal College of Art students on the Curating Contemporary Art programme.This Is No Longer That Place: A Public Discussion
This two-day workshop events asks to what extent art can affect change when addressing issues of migration, displacement, and access.Las Golondrinas (The Swallows) is the name of a Mexican song from the end of the 19th century which is still part of melancholic goodbyes and nostalgic memories. Present in Latin American culture and its particular experience of migration, this song also entitles Maya Saravia's exhibition at Balcony Gallery. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (1977, Yaoundé, Cameroon) has been appointed artistic director of sonsbeek 2020. The 12th edition will take place in and around Arnhem from June 5 to September 13, 2020."Portions of Share" is the first moment of Lisbon's Mediation Lab.Research article for INYI JOURNAL: International Network on Youth Integration.B1-AKT //Migrant Integration Lab within the context of its global awareness campaign initiatives inspired by the Global Goals for Sustainable Development launched a grass root Public Policy/Citizens Diplomacy International awareness campaign, an open social media dialogue.Artist Amira Hanafi reflects on the process of assembling and translating a work of multivocal storytelling of the 2011 Egyptian uprising and its aftermath.Solo, Dance and Anarchy - The Apron Stage: A dance video essay, depicting nine “dancers”, coming on “stage”, to perform a “dance”.Lithuanian artist Laima Kreivytė residency in Egypt.Emily Davis on Noor Abuarafeh's residency in London.4Cs Mediation Lab, ‘Celebrating crafts for social change’ will be ENSAD’s action within 4Cs 2018-19.
It is a workshop and class that offers students to co-create a pedagogic service of know-how transmission.Migration, a documentary theatre piece performed in the Macao Arts Festival in May 2018, produced by the non-profit theatre company Macau Experimental Theatre, puts this agency onto the bodies of a group of Indonesian workers in Macao. The third Biennial Conference Cultural Literacy & Cosmopolitan Conviviality will be held at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon) in May 2019.In 1970, Judy Baca created with the collaboration of local gang members the mural entitled Mi Abuelita, one of the first community murals in L.A. This project introduced an innovative approach in the creation of inclusive and non-conflictual public art. WHOSE LAND HAVE I LIT ON NOW? Contemplations on the Notions of Hostipitality unfolds through an exhibition, performances, lectures, film screenings and other time-based experiences to deliberate on concepts of hospitality and the triggers of hostility in hospitality.Banu Cennetoğlu and The List - Liverpool Biennial 2018 - Beautiful world, where are you? Lithuanian artist Saulius Leonavičius residency exchange with MASS Alexandria in Egypt.Open call for contributions - PARSE encourages experimental forms of research publication including artistic research and practice led research.The Baltic Sea: A Liquid Memorial proposed by German artists Horst Hoheisel and Andreas Knitz.
The workshop will take place at VAA Nida Art Colony on 16-23 September 2018. Visual Essay about Aimée Zito Lema exhibition in Lisbon.
Published in "Contemporânea" in March 2018.From September to October 2018, an Egyptian artist Amira Hanafi will be residing at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) in Lithuania as part of the residency exchange between NAC and MASS Alexandria. During the two months in Nida, Amira will produce new work on the topics related to conflict, rootless communities, migration, displacement, ways of making strange territories your own, conviviality, identity and related experiences. The work of Aimée Zito Lema (Amsterdam, 1982) addresses the dynamics between individual and collective memory, with a particular focus on the recording and intergenerational transmission of events, both through material history and through the human body as a mnemonic repository. Placing aesthetic and social practices side by side, her work inhabits a world of critical interaction between the material and the human.A roundtable discussion with Isabel Capeloa Gil and Filipa Oliveira on Conviviality and the Institutional, a publication based on a conference of the same name held as part of a European cooperation project coordinated by the Universidade Católica and co-financed by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme 4Cs – From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture. Last February, Kader Attia and Jean-Jacques Lebel presented “L’Un et l’Autre [One and the Other]” at Palais de Tokyo. Jean-Jacques Lebel (b. 1936, France) is an artist, curator, writer, activist, event organiser, and was the author of the first European happening; Kader Attia (b. 1970, France) grew up between Paris and Algeria, and his interdisciplinary approach to research explores issues such as traditions, colonialism and collective memory. Michael Rakowitz’s sculpture is part of an enormously ambitious, painstaking, ongoing project titled "The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist". The workshop “Cultivating Conviviality” aims to show the importance of understanding and integrating the social, political and cultural issues of the present and past migrations in solving conflict situations by applying design methodologies. More specifically, the objective of the workshop is that of co-creating new tools of conviviality that will allow society as a whole, to improve “togetherness” by highlighting specific knowhows of migrants, or “expert newcomers” as we decided to name them. These tools are the results of different problematics that link each specific context and territory, to food and culture.The residency is part of a new collaboration between MASS Alexandria and the VAA Nida Art Colony, made possible by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Founding Director of MASS Alexandria Wael Shawky.For the UK residency, the Royal College of Art has partnered with Delfina Foundation to provide an opportunity for an artist who is interested in working with people in the context of cultural intolerance and those who feel marginalised in London. The aim is to facilitate a close interaction with communities and audiences who are not usually engaged with the existing cultural offer and do not have a voice in it. Students and professionals are invited to participate in the workshop "The Baltic Sea: A Liquid Memorial"WHOSE LAND HAVE I LIT ON NOW? Contemplations on the Notions of Hostipitality unfolds through an exhibition, performances, lectures, film screenings and other time-based experiences to deliberate on concepts of hospitality and the triggers of hostility in hospitality.On the occasion of the exhibition "Susan Meiselas. Mediations", the Fundació Antoni Tàpies has invited the Syrian artist of Kurdish origin, Guevara Namer, to become an artist-in-residence. Guevara Namer is a photographer and documentary filmmaker. The purpose of the residence is to invite an artist in the specific context of Barcelona and the Fundació to establish a dialogue between her artistic practice and that of the current exhibition.With Eric Baudelaire, Chto Delat and the Otolith Group, curated by Azar Mahmoudian
At Tensta Konsthall 29 May-14 June 2018NAC is collaborating with Dr. Vasilijus Safronovas – a researcher from the Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology of Klaipėda University – to do a survey (historical data, visual material) on emigration and immigration to the peninsula after WW II.This Mediation Lab, divided into three activities, has been designed to connect the figure of Francesc Tosquelles and the world of mental health with the world of art. With the Mediation Lab we have introduced one of the pioneers of critical psychiatry in post-war Europe. Institutional Psychotherapy is recovered here through the figure of Francesc Tosquelles: a discourse and practice that address not mental illnesses, but vital, social and ethical problems. Institutional Psychotherapy foresaw the dysfunctions that would eventually afflict people in contemporary societies and the dysfunction of the institutions.During her month-long residency at Rua das Gaivotas 6, Aimée Zito Lema (n. 1982, NL) has developed research on memory and the intergenerational transmission of events through material history and the human body. New Eelam, by Christopher Kulendran Thomas (London) in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann (Berlin), is a long-term artwork in the form of a start-up—a real-estate technology company founded by the artist to develop a flexible, global housing subscription that aims to make homes as streamable as music or movies. Based on collective co-ownership rather than private property, it aims to rewire property relations through the luxury of communalism rather than of individual ownership.Conviviality and the Institutional is a two-day conference in the frame of 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a cooperation project supported by the European Commission in the frame of Creative Europe - Culture Sub-programme. Coordinated by the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 4Cs aims to explore how art and culture can constitute powerful resources to address the subject of conflict. As part of the mediation lab Tensta konsthall is elaborating further on the tailor made strategies of art mediation that is at the very core of The Silent University: Language Cafe. Friday and Sunday afternoon a group led by Fahyma Alnablsi is meet. The Language Café welcomes those who wish to learn the basics of the Swedish and Arabic language, meet new friends and share experiences and ideas.As part of the EU project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, Tensta konsthall starts a residency in Tensta. A two-bedroom guest apartment becomes the foundation for the artists, curators, writers and others participating in the residency program that contain both longer and shorter stays. The goal of the workshop was to approach several aspects of the Sea Conflict.The idea was to reflect about sea areas problematics with the people involved into the conflict and with the people who live directly this situation (neighbours, dockers, street illegal vendors, the collective of the old fisherman, artisans, etc).