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 series of regional conferences EUROPOLY is to explore and map the rich social, cultural and artistic

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Residency program for international, emerging curators Duration: 22. September – 06. November 2016 Location: Vienna, Austria The second 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

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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, 9pm 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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Residency program for international, emerging curators   Duration: 23. September – 31. October 2015 Location: Vienna, Austria   Two years after the pilot project Curators Connection, the six-week program under a new name Curators’ Agenda: VIENNA 2015 (C’A) is being organised for the first 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

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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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22. - 24. December 2014 Cultural Center GRAD Belgrade, Serbia Cultural center GRAD (Serbia) and BLOCKFREI created in 2014 an educational platform RE:KULTURA - MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE with the aim to present to cultural professionals a corpus of practical knowledge and best practices relevant for the Serbian cultural context. Three-day series of lectures and workshops – with focus on the topic Audience development – had a purpose to support the needs of cultural operators, engaged in cultural institutions and civil organizations in Serbia and to provide them with tools which would help them strengthen

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VIENNAFAIR 2014 2. – 5. October 2014 Messe Wien Messeplatz 1 1020 Vienna   BLOCKFREI proudly announces its appearance at the 10th VIENNAFAIR on which occasion will present the project Independent Art from Serbia. BLOCKFREI will act as an umbrella association and exhibit art pieces by five artists closely connected with the independent initiatives active in the Serbian contemporary art scene during the past decade. Selected artists and initiatives are the following: Aleksandrija Ajduković / The Street Gallery - Micro Art Dejan Kaludjerović / BLOCKFREI Mane Radmanović / The Big Gallery - KC GRAD Siniša Ilić / TkH - Walking Theory Žolt Kovač /

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