The first RESHAPE workshop will discuss transnational/postnational artistic practices

The notion of transnationality/postnationality offers a tempting perspective. It inspires to change the mindset for a while; to get rid of currently dominating patterns of thinking and operating, that most often represent the dominant structure of national states. However promising it may sound, to most of art workers it would be a misleading fantasy: for the actual political map does influence our professional and private lives on the every day basis, shaping our ways of thinking and enabling or interrupting relations.

Some may find the national borders pretty symbolic, for the others of us they are the most real barrier that remains very difficult to overcome. It feels liberating to imagine the political structures above the actually existing national and state patterns, but the actual political context will quickly remind us its powers.

The first workshop within the RESHAPE project will tackle many questions that are connected to the notion of transnational artistic practices, artists-in-residences, mobility and similar. The workshop will be organized in Copenhagen from 12 to 14 June by the leading partner in the project, ONDA. This trajectory (Transnational / postnational artistic practices) is facilitated by Marta Keil and Reshapers taking part in it are Dominika Swiecicka, Gjorgje Jovanovik, Heba El-Cheikh, Ingrid Vranken, Marine Thevenet, Martinka Bobrikova, Pau Cata and Petr Dlouhy.

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