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Artistic cooperation in border regions

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  • The series kicked off with a podium discussion and a touring artists workshop on 26.04.2019 in Frankfurt (Oder) as part of the student art festival Art an der Grenze na granicy and the Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst.
  • In cooperation with the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, a lecture was given on 14.06.2019 by Norbert Cyrus (Research associate of the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) - Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION) on the thematization of boundaries in the social sciences and in visual arts.
  • The Europe-wide perspective will be the focus in Konstanz/ Kreuzlingen, from 23.-26.10.2019 in the Culture Action Europe annual conference "Beyond the Obvious", this year under the title "Culture Crops: cultural practices in non-urban territories". IGBK is one of the cooperation partners for organizing the conference at the German-Swiss border.
  • Further best practice examples will be presented at Kloster Bentlage in Rheine on 15./16.11.2019, amongst others with representatives of the taNDem project of the EUREGIO Germany/ Netherland and of Münsterland e.V. Program: Panel discussion with artist tandems from Germany and the Netherlands - Workshop in German and Dutch to advise artists working internationally - round table on funding in the Euroregion for artists and cultural projects, today and within in the upcoming financial framework of the European Union. More information coming soon here on the website.


IGBK discusses artistic cooperation in various border regions of Germany in a series of events 2019 under the title "Übergänge/ Nachbarschaft".

The events debate the specific quality of artistic work on intra-European borders. What conditions are cooperations subject to? What funding opportunities exist, especially from the EU side, and how do these affect the artistic work in those regions?

The juxtaposition of the talks will also provide ideas as to what the term border in 2019 means artistically and politically in Europe, at the time of the Brexit negotiations and against the backdrop of new nationalisms within the European Union. Are boundaries transitions, and how are these transitions ordered? Which cultural boundaries continue to exist, which ones are new and how do artists deal with them?

Artistic exchange between regions and across borders can decisively be a vehicle for cultural and political cohesion. What changes will there possibly be with a new European Parliament and what will be the possibilities under the new Multiannual Financial Framework of the EU, which will run from 2021 onwards? How can artists become active?

Marcel Noack and Jörg Wagner, members of the board of IGBK, are the project leaders for "Übergänge/ Nachbarschaft".


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Workshop „Working abroad - Künstlerische Projekte im Ausland“
26.04.2019, a.o. with an input by the Euroregion Pro Europa Viadrina e.V.
Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst

Podium discussion on artistic cooperations in border regions
26.04.2019, with Berenika Partum, Joachim Mühle und Marcel Noack
Festival site Art an der Grenze na granicy

Read the program here.

Read the comprehensive documentation on the podium discussion here (PDF in German).


14.06.2019, lecture and discussion at Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin, 19h

Aula of the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Bühringstraße 20, 13086 Berlin

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"Vom begrenzten Sehen zum Sehen von Grenzen. Die Thematisierung der Grenze in Sozialwissenschaften und bildender Kunst" (in German)

Lecture by Dr. Norbert Cyrus (Research Associate of the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) - Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION) with folllowing conversation

A cooperation of the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) and the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

View the program here.