The picture shows a tapestry with the carpet details on the wood. It is a collage with carpets of different origin and material: from knotted kelims, virgin wool and silk carpets to industrially produced Tretford, Sisal and wool carpets. The picture is part of the exhibition "EVROVIZION", which will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus from 11 November 2023 to 10 February 2024.
Nevin Aladag, Social Fabric, Percussion © Nevin Aladag

EVROVIZION

CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES

11 Nov 2023
 - 
10 Feb 2024
NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation]
19 Palias Ilektrikis
1016 Nicosia

Opening: Saturday, 11.11.2023, 19:00

NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] invites you to the opening of the exhibition EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 19:00. Curated by Sabina Klemm and Sanja Kojić Mladenov, the co-creative exhibition explores the current social and political situation in Europe and the idea of a European identity. A project by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), it is being presented in Nicosia in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Zypern and NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation]. 

EVROVIZION focuses on less visible and marginalised geopolitical and cultural spaces, in particular in southeastern and eastern Europe. These are so-called “semi-peripheries'' and “places of diversity” that often play only a minor role in many international theoretical discourses and exhibition practices. In close cooperation with regional protagonists and each local art scene, new artistic projects are being added to the exhibition during the course of its tour. 

After the presentations at the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Serbia and the Goethe-Institut Athen in Greece, the exhibition is coming to its fourth station, NiMAC in Cyprus. The project has been expanded to include a new work by Greek Cypriot artist Kyriakos Theocharous and Turkish Cypriot artist Nurtane Karagil – curated by Maria Efstathiou. Further local expansion of the exhibition is also planned: Adnan Softić will for example develop new works in close cooperation with local actors.

Artists Nevin Aladağ, Lana Čmajčanin, Henrike Naumann, Johanna Diehl, Adnan Softić, Maria Tsagkari, Kyriakos Theocharous and Nurtane Karagil will be present during the opening ceremony as well, where they will be available to discuss their work with the public. Exhibition curators Sabina Klemm, Sanja Kojić Mladenov and local curator Maria Efstathiou will guide visitors through the show. 

Ioulita Toumazi, fellow of the Slavs and Tatars’ international residency program, will co-curate the Pickle Bar performance, to be presented in Nicosia early in 2024. Both the residency-mentorship programme and the Pickle Bar installation by the artists’ collective are part of the EVROVIZION project. The integration of the Pickle Bar installation into the exhibition creates an open space for local dialogues. Before each exhibition opens, a young local professional (an artist, curator and/or researcher) is invited to participate in the Pickle Bar mentorship program in Berlin. For two months, they are integrated into the artists’ studio and mentored in their personal projects – some of which may eventually be presented as part of EVROVIZION. Slavs and Tatars and ifa selected the young Greek Cypriot curator and researcher Ioulita Toumazi as a fellow of the 2023 Pickle Bar residency-mentorship program. 

Information on public events and guided tours will be announced soon.

Following the exhibition in Nicosia, a new issue of the EVROVIZION magazine will be published, thus enriching the “archive of the journey.” EVROVIZION.CROSSING NICOSIA will be dedicated to the presentation of the ever-growing project in Nicosia and its impact on the city’s cultural identity.

Cities of the travelling exhibition
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021), Novi Sad (Serbia, 2021–22), Athens (Greece, 2023), Nicosia (Cyprus, 2023-2024), Tbilisi (Georgia, 2024), Chișinău (Republic of Moldova, 2024), Varna (Bulgaria, 2025), Brussels (Belgium, 2025), Kraków (Poland, 2026), Vilnius (Republic of Lithuania, 2026), Kaliningrad (Russian Federation, 2027), Berlin (Germany, 2027) 

Artists participating in the exhibition in Nicosia
Nevin Aladağ, Igor Bošnjak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lana Čmajčanin, Johanna Diehl, Petrit Halilaj, Ivana Ivković, Janine Jembere, Nurtane Karagil, Vladimir Miladinović, Henrike Naumann, Selma Selman, Emilija Škarnulytė, Slavs and Tatars, Adnan Softić, Kyriakos Theocharous, Maria Tsagkari

Curators
Sabina Klemm, Sanja Kojić Mladenov

Local curator
Maria Efstathiou

Fellow of the Pickle Bar residency, local co-curator of the Pickle Bar performance
Ioulita Toumazi

Organisation, production
Goethe-Institut Zypern
(in charge of the project: Dr. Gabriele Gauler,
project coordinator: Natalie Stylianou)

NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation]
(in charge of the project: Maria Efstathiou, 
project coordinator: Marika Ioannou)

Exhibitions worldwide

With over 20 touring exhibitions currently travelling across the globe and with its diverse event programmes on contemporary art, the ifa links the German art scene with internationally active cultural creators and forms cooperations and networks. The projects, many of which were developed in co-creation with local partners, cover the various disciplines of modern and contemporary fine arts – from current themes in architecture, photography and design to Bauhaus and monographic exhibitions such as Rosemarie Trockel or Wolfgang Tillmans. These projects generate local meeting platforms and allow international perspectives on topics of global relevance. The ifa also provides loan exhibits to interested museums.

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