4Cs - From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture

Multi-Chapter Exhibition

About the Multi-Chapter Exhibition

The multi-chapter exhibition is coordinated by FCH-UCP and organised by all partners with the goal of raising the awareness of community members regarding their roles as active agents in the cultural scene at local, regional, national, and international levels.

Rather than a travelling exhibition that presents the same works in different institutions, which often has a homogeneity effect, this multi-chapter exhibition will allow partner institutions to contribute with their own context-based exhibition to the overarching concept of the 4Cs. All chapters of the exhibition will be conceived under the same conceptual umbrella: the transition from Conflict to Conviviality.

Each one will follow its own narrative, therefore forming a larger non-linear narrative composed of eight chapters. Each chapter will be organised and curated by one partner institution and show a group of international artists or commission a new project by one artist. The final exhibition chapter will work as a conclusion of all exhibition chapters developed in each previous partner institutions.

New Eelam

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.

Infinite Creativity for a Finite World

More than just an exhibition, ExpoAction offers visitors the opportunity to plunge into the heart of a plurality of actions in progress carried out by a new generation of designers committed over the long term to the valorisation of collective creative impulses, to reveal the power of social bonds.

Aimée Zito Lema. 13 Shots

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.

Spike Island | Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer with Oba: Nosferasta

Spike Island presents the first iteration of "Nosferasta". "Nosferasta" is commissioned and produced by Gasworks, London and Spike Island, Bristol and is part of the European Cooperation project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, co-funded by Creative Europe and the Royal College of Art. The film is also supported by Creative Capital and Cinereach.

The Spectral Forest

The exhibition The Spectral Forest presents newly commissioned and existing works by eight international contemporary artists. Departing from the history of deforestation and afforestation, and displacement and resettlement, on the Curonian Spit, as well as the significance of the sacred groves in the Baltic region, the exhibition is conceived as a promenade through an enchanted forest. The exhibition is curated by Rado Ištok.

Nosferasta: The Book

Marking the first UK commission by Brooklyn-based filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer in collaboration with Oba, Gasworks has published a 176-page book that explores the ever-expanding vampiric universe of Nosferasta.

Adam Khalil & Bayley Sweitzer with Oba: Nosferasta

Gasworks presents a major new film commission by Brooklyn-based filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer. Acclaimed for Empty Metal (2018), a science-fiction political thriller set against a backdrop of police brutality and mass surveillance, their films delve into contemporary indigenous experience and minority survival with a fiercely subcultural attitude.

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. Errata

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.

Rouzbeh Akhbari: Por Ser A Terra Muito Calmosa

"Por Ser A Terra Muito Calmosa" is a solo exhibition by Rouzbeh Akhbari (1992, Tehran). Part of a multifaceted research project titled "Tales from the Garden of Zār", this exhibition unfolds in various formal and conceptual layers. The exhibition is curated by Luísa Santos and Ana Fabíola Maurício.