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Focus Europe II+III

The exhibition presents the works of the 18 artists who participated in the European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria in 2020 and 2021.

Date :

26.02.2022 until 18.04.2022

Focus Europe II+III

Dates

26 Februar ‒ 18 April, 2022: Exhibition
Opening hours: Tue to Sat 2-6 pm, Sun+holidays 10 am to 6 pm and after appointment
The exhibition spaces and Café Botanika are wheelchair accessible.
The exhibition and accompanying programs are admission free.

25 February, Friday 7 pm: EXHIBITION OPENING
Shuttle taxi from Freising Station to the Center for Art: 6.50 pm (in front of the main entrance); return: approx. 8.50 pm

  • Greetings: Josef Mederer, president of the District Council
  • Opening speech: Liudmyla Nychai, director of NVAIR, partner organization in the Ukraine

The opening will take place ON SITE and be simultaneously livestreamed ONLINE.

20 March, Sunday 4 pm: KUNST#TAG 084
Artist talk with exhibiting artists

  • Interlocutor: Björn Vedder, art historian and philosopher
  • Moderation: Eike Berg, director of the Center for Art

29 March, Tuesday 5 pm: meetup+art
Guided tour of the exhibition with Alexandra M. Hoffmann

Participating artists

Artist-in-Residence 2020

Rima Almozayyen (I)
Clemens Bauder (A)
Constanze Budcke (OBB)
Katinka Hajas (HU)
Sigrid Krenner (A)
Marie Jaksch (OBB)
Laura Leppert (OBB)
Johnny Linder (OBB)

Artist-in-Residence 2021

Daniél Bernáth (HU)
Tanja Hamester (OBB)
Manuela Hartel (OBB)
Andrea Juneková (SK)
Roman Khimei (UA)
Elisabeth Kraus (OBB)
Mariya Pavlenko (UA)
Miriam Salamander (OBB)
Natália Trejbalová (SK)

 

About the exhibition Focus Europe II+III

The exhibition Focus Europe II+III presents 17 participating artists of the residency programs 2020 and 2021. The presentation includes a wide variety of artistic positions and media, inviting visitors to an exciting parcours of artworks from the fields of painting, drawing, installation, video and photography in the exhibition spaces of the Center for Art.

The exhibition is at the same time a review of two years of artistic engagement with the corona pandemic and bears witness to this emotional time. Despite many difficulties, the District of Upper Bavaria succeeded in maintaining the European artist exchange even under difficult conditions. Two artists were surprised by the first lockdown in Freising and stayed longer than planned. The residency with the Ukrainian partner organization NVAIR moved completely into the digital realm for the time being. The result is the virtual exhibition "Artist is Absent," which can be explored not only on the Internet but also in the Schafhof every Saturday from March 15 to April 16 in the newly set-up 3D studio "Virtual Reality | Space" with VR glasses.

The aim of the European artist exchange is to strengthen cultural relations between European countries through partnerships and to enrich the Upper Bavarian art scene. As cultural ambassadors, the artists create connections to and between people of different regions and cultures through their sensibility and their works.

 

Partner organizations in 2020/2021:

Vallisa Cultura Onlus, Bari, Italy
Budapest Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
K.A.I.R, Košice, Slowakia
Salzamt, Linz, Austria
Nazar Voitivich Art Residence, Kyiv + Travneve, Ukraine
Zentrum für Polnische Skulptur, Orońsko, Poland