Oct 20

Displacement and Togetherness — @CULTUURCENTRUM STROMBEEK

Historical and cultural perspectives on migration

Fr Oct 18, 2019 — Th Dec 12, 2019

Organisation: ICR, EUROPALIA, Salonul de proiecte

Address: Gemeenteplein 1- B-1853 Grimbergen

    This exhibition aims to bring together several historical and present-day perspectives on migration. Since entering the European Union, the flow of population fleeing from Romania „to the West” in search for a better life has risen to an unprecedented scale – millions of people left Romania within the past ten years. In revealing intersections between East-West viewpoints, this display brings together multiple positions that articulate a critical, lucid perception of the West, and touches upon the issue of the failure to adapt—sometimes compounded by a conscious refusal to do so—to the artistic mechanisms of the “free” world.


Curators: Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest, in collaboration with Luk Lambrecht and Lieze Eneman

Artists: Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu, Filip Berte, Tudor Bratu, Mekhitar Garabedian, Emilio López-Menchero, Vincent Meessen, Christine Meisner, Jimmy Robert, Iulia Toma

The historical section of the exhibition features contributions by: Horia Bernea, Andrei Cădere, Jacques Charlier, Florina Coulin, Jindřich Chalupecký, Andrei Gheorghiu, Ion Simona Runcan, Decebal Scriba, Emil Simiu.