We see their pictures on the news, illustrating rhetorics about the political and economic causes and preassumed effects of migration - but what are their names? Why are they here? What are their own personal stories? And why don't the media bother to report on people's dreams? Once we were all migrants. €urovisions takes you on a trip in Europe and the homelands of newcomers: Travelling, migrants, nomads, tourists and souvenirs are guiding you through time and history.

€urovisions is a live cinema performance by "European Souvenirs". Produced in collaboration with Chris Allen and Tim Cowie of the Light Surgeons; coordinated by ZEMOS98 collective.


In her performance Permanent Words, Nezaket Ekici explores the role of women in (Muslim) societies. Hanging upside down chadored, the performance artist addresses quotes from the Koran, newspapers and her personal diary and thus refers to changing gender roles and tensions between religion, tradition and modernity. Watch here a short preview version.

Nezaket Ekici, "Permanent Words", 2014, Courtesy Nezaket Ekici, Copyright: Heinrich Boell Foundation Brandenburg.


In 2012 ArtBOX co-initiated the project Enter Views on Crisis (EVOC) with HyperWerk/ Academy of Art and Design/Basel. EVOC aims to decode, analyse and map the crisis, through the creation of an oral history archive, utilising a specific interview-format to collect information about individual points of view. This open-source archive will be available to researchers, students, opinion makers and artists, helping them to decode and analyse one of the seminal historical events of the early 21st century. Artistic interpretations of the interviews, presented in exhibitions and online, will enrich human interaction across borders, national and societal.

"Enter Views on Crisis - Work in Progress", 2015, 4'30, Courtesy and Copyright Enter Views on Crisis. Concept and Production: Andrea Iten, Martin Schaffner, Max Spielmann.


The video tutorial Everyone Can Be a Remixer deals with audiovisual remix in the Internet era. The idea behind this is that every cultural content - derived and derivable - stems from the audiovisual ecosystem s of an eternal network of connections that puts us in the situation of prosumers, consumers and producers of content. It is about the narrative ways and the learning processes arisen from the contexts in which we live. Everyone Can Be a Remixer is, more than anything else, an invitation to take part.

ZEMOS98, "Everyone Can Be a Remixer", 2013, 23', Courtesy Zemos98 / 2013. CC BY SA.

Mirror of Alterity

Refugees and the Fear of the Other. Contemporary art from Middle and Eastern Europe. What has been a scandal in Bratislava – now to see in Berlin!

Europe has become a refuge for the disregarded and persecuted people in the regions of war and conflict all over the world. The whole of Europe? No, a big part of European populations is frightened by strangers and refuses to welcome refugees. The fear of the unknown stirs up emotions and partly evokes xenophobic affects. Especially in Eastern parts of Europe, a majority of the populations balk at the reception of refugees – while their governments make use of this tense atmosphere by strengthening an increasingly populist and authoritarian style of politics.


"Culture, the City and the Commons" was an interdisciplinary encounter  produced by ZEMOS98 and taking place in Seville, Spain during three days between 29 June and 1 July, 2016.


On billboards and advertising pillars in various Austrian cities, one can find at present 150 posters showing various artists-composed slogans dealing with the “sold out” of values in times of crisis.

The Society of the Spectacle

Croatian Association of Fine Arts presented "The Society of the Spectacle" - an international group exhibition as part of REALISE project from March 10 - April 10, 2016 in Zagreb.

The Impact of Art for Social Change

Within a series of workshops, a conference and an exhibition, ArtBOX initiated together with the municipality of Thessaloniki an exchange about the impact of art for social change.

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Atlantis at the Venice Biennial 2011

REALISE_The Resilience of Art in Liquid Crises

Art has always responded highly sensitively towards crisis. In recent years, crisis has relentlessly encompassed Europe and the whole planet and has deeply affected the social fabric of societies as well as individual concepts of life. It is in this context that the importance of artistic creation - especially the artists’ ability of critically and sensually re-imagining - emerges as a potent force. The REALISE project asks questions about how contemporary artists deal with the oscillating and omnipresent phenomenon: What aspects of crisis are reflected upon? What kind of ideas and alternative models of resistance towards crisis can be developed? How can art contribute to promote strategies of resilience? In what ways art and culture itself are in crisis? Is there something like Creative Crisis Intelligence?


REALISE project is initiated by the ATLANTIS network. Founded in 2008, this loose union connects European contemporary artistic and cultural institutions from Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Moldova, Slovakia and Spain through cross-border cultural exchange and cooperation by commonly implementing projects such as “Atlantis – Hidden Histories – new Identities. European Art 20 Years after the Iron Curtain” (2008-9), “HEICO – Heritage, Identity and Communication in European Contemporary Art Practices” (2010-12) and currently “REALISE_The Resilience of Art in Liquid Crises” (2014-16). 


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