kim? announces open call for Trauma & Revival: Contemporary Encounters residency programs conceived by: kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia) and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy) under the umbrella of UNIDEE – University of Ideas.
Coordinated by kim? and Cittadellarte, in cooperation with BOZAR, the residencies in Rīga (Latvia) and Biella (Italy) propose workshops, lectures, master-classes, discussions, encounters, debates, and open studio events gathering emerging artists and researchers from Eastern and Western Europe, including Russia. Thanks to its content, themes, and showcased artists, the travelling exhibition Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-1968 (curated by Peter Weibel and Eckhart Gillen), will serve as a point of departure for all residency participants, because of its historical and inspiring perspective on the above mentioned issues. A range of interdisciplinary tutors and presenters will follow, support and contribute to the creation or learning process of the participants during their residencies.
The two-week residency by kim? Contemporary Art Centre, taking place at its venue in Riga, Latvia will pay attention to the historical complexities, common memories and imagined futures that have been significant in the East – West dichotomy relationship, particularly in the infrastructure of the Baltic countries, which has been a frontier between Russia and Europe. The programme, curated and designed by professionals coming from various fields will question the notions of frontiers and borders, disconnection, separation and union, a common realm, joint memories and futures, among other important topics.
The two residencies are developed under the framework of Trauma & Revival. Cultural relations between Eastern and Western Europe, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union (2015-2018).
Deadline for application: February 9, 2017