The Art Cooperation Transmission Democ[k]racy project brings together seven institutional players, more than forty artists and around thirty researchers. Combining residencies, seminars and exhibitions, “A.C.T.” shifted its base from Rennes (EU) to Eindhoven (EU) and will move to Cluj (EU) and Belgrade (EU).
When artistic practices offer the conditions for emancipation, they define the place and the moment for the implementation of a democratic practice. Establishing a critical and experimental community on Art and Democracy in Europe, gathering over than thirty multidisciplinary researchers, involving many artists and even more students, “A.C.T.” brings you, from January 2012 until June 2014, three seminars and one symposium on education, freedom, urbanism and poetics. Through these themes, the conditions for intellectual and artistic emancipation within European Democ[k]raci[es] will be explored.
The withdrawal into separatist identities which is taking place in many European countries, is an alarming symptom of a crisis of democracy within Europe. The partners of “A.C.T.”choose to promote Art as a critical space in the fundamental debate on the future of Democracy: recognizing the importance of freedom of creation, while questioning the training methods and the anchoring of the artists’ work in social space. This project is passionately in favour of movement, exchange and openness to stimulate free circulation of ideas and artworks and to broaden European cultural life.
A.C.T. Democ(k)racy PARTNERS/HOSTS:
- La Criée centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France
- Kulturni beograda Center, Belgrade, Serbia
- University of Art and Design in Cluj, Romania
- European School of Arts Bretagne - Rennes, France
- Altart Foundation, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
This programme is supported by the European cultural foundation.
Onomatopee’s contribution to the project is supported by the municipality of Eindhoven.