Berlin > Cluj > Istanbul | 3 residencies + 3 site specific exhibitions + 3 different cities. An ongoing negotiation of changing existential parameters related to the complex urban European socio-cultural configuration.
SEME is an independent international project designed to reconfigure and reshape independent galleries and art-spaces in Berlin, Cluj, Istanbul into micro-residencies for artists. The focus is the artists’ physical inhabitation of the space, site specific art work, and the changing movements of their existence in relation to a city’s multilayered and deconstructed urban networks.
The artists, leaving the galleries etherodox living spaces, move toward the cities to trace the dynamics that design the function of their identity within the complexity of the urban context. The artist’s physical production in situ, site specific performances and installation, articulates the changing configuration of their role in relation to the indoor and outdoor syntaxix space. Reflecting the fluidity of the socio-economics and cultural parameters within the hosting cities.
A new map of the cities, represented by the works produced, is installed in the exhibit spaces. A storage of new signs: seeds left in the cities creative hub, independent art spaces, in order to produce new portraits of changing urban identities. Seeds as the cities new fragile utopias
The start up of the project will be at 91 mq artspace project, Berlin. It will be curated by Fabio Campagna.
EUROPEAN CITIES AS OPEN AND DECONSTRUCTED PLATFORMS _ ONGOING CREATIVE CITIES URBAN NETWORKING _ EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT ART SPACE NET _ NEW FORMAT OF ARTIST RESIDENCIES _ PHYSICAL INTERFERENCE BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC DIMENSION _ CRITICAL THEORY _ FLUID IDENTITIES AS EXISTENTIAL VECTORS OF EXPERIMENTATION
SEME BERLIN 2010
91 MQ ART PROJECT SPACE
Landsberger Allee 54, BERLIN
artist arrival 4Th june 2010
Vernissage / End of the residency: 10 Th june 2010
Finissage party: 19 Th june.
The next steps in Cluj, then in Instabul. Events that will be organised during the spring/summer season 2011.