Changing Europe, Changing Arts #2
In a series of four public sessions chaired by columnist-author Bas Heijne, EUNIC Netherlands will examine how cultural diversity is manifesting itself within today’s sector. The focus is especially on the grey area between the community arts and social arts on the one hand and high art on the other hand.
Challenging and enriching
Examples from various European countries demonstrate how our multicultural society can enrich culture and the arts. The central questions were: what makes the projects at hand so special; who attended these events; what was their general impact on the visitors; which questions were raised, which debates were triggered, and which changes in society were brought about? Other pivotal questions: which effect is the multicultural society having on the artists and event organizers themselves and on the artistic choices they are making?
Session 2 – 25 October 2010
Goethe-Institut, Herengracht 470 Amsterdam, 15.00 - 18.00h
With Shermin Langhoff of the German theatre Ballhaus Naunynstraße and Tilman Frommelt of the Austrian project Brunnenpassage. The session will be held in English. Admission is free of charge. Background Information
Other sessions are scheduled for 15 November and 29 November.
In the second session, 25 October 2010, we focus on performing arts projects in Germany and Austria. After introductions by Shermin Langhoff, artistic director of Ballhaus Naunynstraße in Berlin and Tilman Fromelt of Brunnenpassage in Vienna. Bas Heijne will ask them questions like: What is unique about these initiatives? Who is your audience? What was the social impact? Which questions were raised and which debates triggered? What effect is Europe’s multicultural society having on your artistic choices? This interview will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
In the first session our guests were Annie Fletcher, Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Maria Draghici and Irina Gadiuta, laBOMBAstudio in Bucharest, Romania. Download an impression of this meeting here (pdf).
Changing Europe, Changing Arts is realised with the support of the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands.
EUNIC Netherlands is the Dutch chapter of EUNIC, which is an international network of European cultural organizations bringing together all 27 EU member states. The secretariat of EUNIC Netherlands is housed at SICA.