CONVERSATIONS - Sewing Workshops for Asylum Seekers Opening of the exhibition: 25. October 2017, 9 pm Weltmuseum Wien Neue Burg, Heldenplatz 1010 Vienna   The project Conversations – Sewing Workshops for Asylum Seekers is an accompanying project to the solo exhibition Conversations of the Serbian/Austrian artist Dejan Kaludjerović, which will be held in Vienna in October 2017 on the occasion of the reopening of the Weltmuseum Wien. Kaludjerović's work series Conversations: Hula Hoops, Elastics, Marbles and Sand (2013 - ongoing) is based on interviews with children (6 - 10 years old) coming from different cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds. It deals with issues

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18. September – 29. October 2017. The fourth edition of the program, Curators’ Agenda: VIENNA 2017 (C’A), is taking place for six weeks in Vienna in September and October 2017. C’A presents an annual, unique, know-how program for international, emerging curators who are interested in exploring Vienna’s contemporary art scene and deepening their practical knowledge on production and realization of exhibitions. The participants are selected on the basis of an open call, that is published worldwide five months before the program starts. The selection is based on the motivation letter and biography of the applicants. The

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Past, Present and Future of Migrations from the Balkans to the Countries of Central and Western Europe EUROPOLY is a multidisciplinary project that tackles the important issue of migrations from the Balkan region to the countries of Central and Western Europe, starting from the huge influx of economic migrants (so-called Gastarbeiters) in the 1960's, over to refugees and brain drain caused by Yugoslav conflicts of the 1990's, to the most recent refugee crisis. The mission of the project is to investigate and map rich social, cultural and artistic impact this long-drawn-out migratory

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22. September – 06. November 2016 Third edition of the program, Curators’ Agenda: VIENNA 2016 (C’A), is taking place for six weeks in Vienna in September and October 2016. C’A presents an annual, unique, know-how program for international, emerging curators who are interested in exploring Vienna’s contemporary art scene and deepening their practical knowledge on production and realization of exhibitions. The participants are selected on the basis of an open call, that is published worldwide five months before the program starts. The selection is based on the motivation letter and biography of the

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Langer Weg der Gastarbajt /Long journey of guestworkers is a project initiated and produced by several Vienna based organisations, associations and individuals connected through the Platform for Temporary Creation, BLOCKFREI being one of them. The project itself is dedicated to the phenomena of working migration (Gastarbeit), marking the 50th anniversary of signing the contract regulating the administrative conditions of guest working force originating from Yugoslavia and coming to work in Austria. This agreement, signed between these two countries on March the 4th 1966, represents the official beginning of this specific

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07. August 2016, 21h Square in front of the St Mark's Cathedral Korčula, Croatia In August 2016, the Festival celebrates its 5th edition. ŠUŠUR! Festival of Words 2016 has devoted this year’s program to the socio-political aspect of intellectual migration and associated cause-effects. The goal is to examine the emergence of nomadism in the context of art, primarily literature, and try to find an answer to a question whether the origin of this phenomenon lies in a search for inspiration and adventure, or it is a consequence of the necessity and actuality. The topic of

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23. September — 31. October 2015   Two years after the pilot project Curators Connection, the five-week program under a new name Curators’ Agenda: VIENNA 2015 (C’A) is being organised for the second time, in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The aim of the project is to establish an annual, unique, know-how program for international, emerging curators who are interested in exploring Vienna’s contemporary art scene and deepening their practical knowledge on production and realization of exhibitions. The participants are selected on the basis of an open call, that is published worldwide

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viennacontemporary 24. – 27. September 2015 Marx Halle Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19 1030 Vienna BLOCKFREI is happy to announce that it will present three art collectives from Serbia in the category of "editions" during the viennacontemporary art fair: 1. The Centre for Graphics and Visual Research Akademija - Faculty of Fine Arts 2. Silkskrin collective 3. Belgrade Raw collective These collectives represent some of the most distinctive players in today's contemporary art scene in Serbia, and include established figures alongside the emerging artist. Gathered around shared goals, they produce editions of graphic prints and photographs in small series, available in limited

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9 - 10. August 2015, 21.30h Square in front of the St Mark's Cathedral, Square in front of the St. Peter's Church Korčula, Croatia  ŠUŠUR! Festival of Words 2015 is focusing on the phenomenon of “summer readings”, romance novels and noir stories in the perception of regional and local authors of former Yugoslav countries. In the warmest month of the year, on 9. and 10. August, ŠUŠUR! Festival brings literary treats to Korčula for the fourth time with the hot topic of Love & Mystery novels, reserving for each genre one evening of

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The project VIENNA/SERBIA RAW - Our New Neighbours used art practices of documentary photography in the context of one of the most relevant social issues nowadays – asylum seekers problematic – mutual for both Serbia and Austria, in order to enable higher visibility and awareness of their cultures and heritage, but also their everyday problems. Due to lack of activities, which would enrich their isolated lives, this project had the aim to encourage the participants to deal with their past, fears and hopes in a creative way, both among themselves,

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