la criee centre for contemporary art presents A.C.T. DEMOC[K]RACY project
la criee centre for contemporary art presents The A.C.T. DEMOC[K]RACY project
The Art Cooperation Transmission Democ[k]racy project brings together seven institutional players, more than forty artists and around thirty researchers. Combining residencies, seminars and exhibitions, A.C.T. DEMOC[K]RACY will move on from Rennes, France to Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Cluj in Romania, and finally Belgrade in Serbia, from September 2012 to August 2014.
Because the withdrawal into separatist identities that occur in many European countries are alarming symptoms of a crisis of democracy within Europe, the partners of A.C.T. DEMOC[K]RACY choose to promote art as a critical space in the fundamental debate on the future of democracy. This is both to recognize the importance of creative freedom, while questioning the training procedures and registration of artists works in the social space.
The A.C.T. DEMOC[K]RACY project is passionately in favour of movement, interchange and openness as the first conditions for the free circulation of ideas and works.
The A.C.T. project partners:
La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes – France
Altart Foundation, Cluj-Napoca – Romania
Cultural Centre of Belgrade – Serbia
Onomatopee, Eindhoven – The Netherlands
European Higher School of Art of Brittany – France
University of Arts and Design, Cluj – Romania
Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj-Napoca – Romania