Informacja o organizacjiZMUC is a grassroots organisation working within the field of contemporary art with the idea that it can transform the society. Since 2010 in a program Movable Art Residencies we made possible for over 80 artists from 11 different countries to work together in local communities in Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania.
Komponent/działanie, którego partnerstwo dotyczyKomponent 1. Pamięć europejska
Zakres tematyczny projektuDialog międzykulturowy
Ramy czasowe projektu01-06-2016 – 31-12-2017
Rola partnera w projekcieLider
Opis projektuTitle: Mobile Refugee Art Residency Context: 2016 marks 25 years from the breakup of Yugoslavia and the 65th anniversary of the United Nations multilateral treaty – the Refugee Convention. UN has compared the present plight of Syrian refugees to the crises caused by the war and sectarian violence in Iraq and the breakup of Yugoslavia. Aim: The project focuses on the importance of individual strategies in the process of resisting victimization. By sharing personal experiences, local and arriving artists and citizens will focus on the needs of individuals who had no other choice but to flee their homeland and head towards Europe. By coupling the inherently European multimedia model with unique and diverse cultural traditions available only for few days at each location, the project will make an extra effort to welcome the latest wave of refugees who have fled war in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. Project will run art residencies, ateliers, mini-conferences, and exhibitions at eight different locations, in countries along the Balkan refugee route: Greece, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Hungary, and Germany. 25 workshop leaders - visual artists, writers, journalists, art professionals and grassroots activists will work with refugees and care-givers, both artists and non-artists, with both European citizens and those who desperately want to become Europeans. An unspecified number of original works of art will be produced and exhibited in impossible conditions to share and advancing personal strategies of resisting victimization. Borrowing from the Roma the model of Gypsy caravans – assuming that dislocation always played a crucial role in art, as in life, this effort will reassure all those who have to travel, live and work along the Balkan refugee route.