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Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

Acupuncture #3: A space to call their own | The voices of the community in the post-industrial district of Csepel, Budapest

Artistic Acupuncture 3#: In 2019, Nada Gambier and Mark Etchells explored the post-industrial district of Csepel, Budapest (Hungary). Within this artistic research, both artists focused on concepts of cultural identity and urban renewal,
in close collaboration with Artopolis Association / PLACCC Festival.

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Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

Acupuncture #4: A BESA policy for Kosovo | How to address visa restrictions from a traditional viewpoint of mutual responsibility

Morten Traavik visited Kosovo twice in order to develop his "Artistic Acupuncture" mission focused on the visa regulations policy in the country. By exploring major issues such as cultural identity and social justice, he came up with a new way to facilitate artistic exchanges in Kosovo - in close collaboration with Teatri ODA.

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Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

Acupuncture #2: Hospitable, hostile? The place of women in public space

With a background in anthropology and a practice that often involves concerns about women’s rights, Maria Sideri focused her artistic research in Marseille on the elements of dominance and accessibility that constantly define public space. In close collaboration with Lieux publics, based in Marseille (France), Maria Sideri started her "Artistic Acupuncture" by exploring different districts of the city and by encountering many people who informed her field trip.

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Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

Acupuncture #1: Processes of Becoming - Graz Reininghaus and its future development between utopia, imagination and reality.

Danae Theodoridou – a performance maker and researcher who focuses her work on the notion of ‘social imaginaries’ and the way art can contribute to the emergence of social and political alternatives – has been invited by La Strada Festival to develop her "Artistic Acupuncture" in the area of Reininghaus in Graz, Austria.

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Mathieu Braunstein

Bottom-up vs Upside down

How do artists adapt to the contemporary world? How do they react to more limited resources and increasingly stringent policies? What new forms of collaboration are they coming up with? From Exeter to Budapest, Amsterdam to Bordeaux and Marseille, creative ecosystems, funding, and cultural references have changed. Join us on a quick tour of Europe.   

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Marie Le Sourd

The international mobility of artists: mobility of ideas and aesthetics

What does it mean, today, for an artist to be mobile? For some, mobility is a choice and a luxury; for others, it is an economic or political necessity. For many more it is not a realistic option, or can only be accessed at the invitation of a 'western' collaborator. Meanwhile, mobility is being reshaped by the twin pressures of environmental and political upheaval...

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Jean-Sebastien Steil & Ariane Bieou

Interview with Trevor Davies

Licensed city planner Trevor Davies is the director of the Metropolis biennale of art in the public space, organized by Københavns Internationale Teater in Copenhagen. He is also the head of the application committee for the city of Åarhus in the run to host the European Capital of Culture program in 2017. Davies talks about art and play as instruments of social engineering and urban ecology. From flash mobs to more elaborate artistic performances, playful happenings in the city innocently engage the fundamentals of society and politics.

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Maddy Costa

Art and New Technologies

How do new technologies affect creation in public space: in Norwich, European artists have explored new opportunities offered by these innovative tools.

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Mathieu Braunstein

Column #3 : Cardboard Beacons

Wherever you find the artist Frank Bölter, who we just read about in column #1, you’ll find his simple paper-made artistic creations in public space… and that’s no accident.

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