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.
Over the past years Europe has met several deep crises. Through the lens of crises and by encouraging people engaged in the artistic and cultural sector, insights as well as alternative models, know-how and future concepts are going to be developed. An interactive virtual exhibition platform will open the results of the project to a wider European public