artists & participants
For the opening of the new location of the Larissa Contemporary Art Center in Thessaly, a special cultural event is organized, for the first time in Greece: "Going Public". A group of international artists are invited to develop a research on the concept of "community and territory". Some of theme will work directly on the place, creating workshops and dialogues with local communities; some others work over the concept of intervention in public spaces worldwide.
GOING PUBLIC is a project founded alongside the International Philosophy Festival in Italy. The 2005 edition will examine the pressing theme of the New Europe particularly through the shifting peoples, economies and cultures from East to West and vice versa, from the theory of De Certeau to Bauman on social interactions. It will be structured in various different sections: territorial workshops with local groups (young, old, migrants etc.), the creation of artworks (photographs, videos, urban interventions, performances), public debates and film screening, and the publication of a book on the issue. There are two important appointments which will contribute to the 2005 project: the initial phase will be held in Larissa, Thessaly (Greece), as requested by the town itself, for the opening of the new location of the LCAC. The title of the first part of the project is COMMUNITIES and TERRITORY, and it will include international artists who are involved in various workshops (May/June) in the area facing Balkans. The aim is to throw light on bordering territories and local communities, on migrations and flux of people, on activities of little communities residing in Larissa, but coming from the big balcanic area and from the east of Europe (rom, vlachos, refugees from Asia, Russia, Albania, Serbia, ect…).
The second part will take place in autumn in Modena, focusing on the Baltic regions. GOING PUBLIC'05 means to trace a path of exchange and mutual influences along the axes from Balkans to the Baltic regions.
GOING PUBLIC has always been structured as a research workshop with the aim of founding genuine collaboration projects among its partners. It is experimental by nature and encourages research into topics of great current importance (mobility, borderlines, new geography, the new EU, future economic and cultural orders etc…). GOING PUBLIC has always been thought of as a project which does not come to and end with the completion of a specific event, but which carries on throughout the year with meetings, presentations in various European institutions, debates, publications, the creation of video material to send around the world etc…
ARTISTS: Maja Bajevic (Bosnia), Pablo Leon de la Barra (Mexico/London), Fabiana de Barros (Brasil/Swisserland), Raimond Chaves+Gilda Mantilla (Colombia/Spain/Perù), Nikos Charalambidis (Cyprus), Gianmaria Conti (Italia), Hariklia Hari (Greece), Maria Loizidou (Cyprus), Nomads&Residents (NYC/ Rotterdam/ Rome), Adian Paci (Albania), Maria Papadimitriou (Greece), Personal Cinema (Greece), Alexandros Psychoulis (Greece), Marietica Potrc (Slovenia), Rirkrit Tiravanija (NYC/ Bangkok), Vangelis Vlahos (Greece).
Debate: Yorgos Tzirtzilakis (Greece), Marti Peran (Spain), Carlos Basualdo (Argentina/USA), Jerome Sans (France), Michelangelo Pistoletto (Italy).
The event is held by: Ministry of Culture, Larissa Town Council - Cultural Department, Larissa Katsigra Municipal Gallery, Larissa University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture - Department of Anthropology National Railway Company Philarmonic of Larissa University Library of Medicine Military Airport of Larissa Larissa Dance Centre The Friends of LCAC society Radio Agrotika Rom Community of Larissa Community of Farkadona
and promoted by: Contemporary Art Centre of Larissa and Province of Modena
only in german
Going Public 05 /1
Communities and Territories
Künstlerischer Direktor: Claudia Zanfi
LARISSA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
mit Maja Bajevic, Pablo Leon de la Barra, Fabiana de Barros, Raimond Chaves & Gilda Mantilla, Nikos Charalambidis, Gianmaria Conti, Hariklia Hari, Maria Loizidou, Nomads & Residents, Adrian Paci, Maria Papadimitriou, Personal Cinema, Alexandros Psychoulis, Marietica Potrc, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Vangelis Vlahos