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Friday 14.04.2017

Residencies for artists working on political, social, global and economic issues


Zen Marie and Dimitri Madimin
Dismemberance of the Geneva Conventions / Inauguration of the Sugar Free Accords.
Performance for .perf - walk on the public site
Photo Credit: Emmanuelle Bayart

artists residency in Geneva
Embassy of Foreign Artists
http://www.eofa.ch/en/residency/residencies-for-artists-working-on-political-social-global-and-economic-issues/

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deadline is 30th of April

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The Embassy of Foreign Artists is a Geneva-based residency program for creators and researchers involved in artistic and cultural projects. Given Genevas global role as a city with many NGOs and international institutions, EoFA wish to offer residencies to artists working on projects involving political, social and global issues that would benefit from this unique surrounding.

Nested in the heart of Europe, yet remaining outside the EU, Switzerland, particularly Geneva, has been a place of asylum for intellectuals around the world over since the European wars of religion of the 16th century. Erasmus, Mikhail Bakunin, Hannah Arendt, Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil and Paul Klee are just some of the noteworthy people to have lived in Geneva.

Switzerlands neutral stance allows Geneva to flourish in a space removed from international tension. Reflection and dialogue amongst nations are welcomed, whether it be political discourse with the UN and the International Committee of the Red cross (ICRC), scientific discourse with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), or economic discourse through the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Taking into consideration the important influence of these fields on contemporary artistic practices, it is essential to give international artists as well as researchers and intellectuals the opportunity to come to Geneva to develop their research.

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