"Scenarios about Europe: Scenario 3", GFZK Leipzig

State in Time Leipzig

with Michaël Aerts, CANAN, Jovan Čekić, Zorica Čolić, Köken Ergun, Dejan Grba, Živko Grozdanić, IRWIN, Asier Mendizabal, Line Løkken, Tadej Pogačar, Nika Radić, Jura Shust, Slavs and Tatars, Hannes Zebedin

The exhibition series, Scenarios about Europe continues with its third and last part. The same curators have been invited for the third time to make proposals on how to think about Europe from the perspective of the arts and how to implement these projects in various cities between May 2012 and March 2013. The scenarios in Leipzig are considered to be an applied study, a prologue of a larger project. They allow testing and speculation whereas the context in the respective cities requires very specific approaches according to the political, economic and social circumstances be it in Minsk or in London.

Why three scenarios and not one, two or more? 1,2,3… indicates most clearly a series, it refers to children´ s counting-out rhymes, to consecutive numbering. The design of the altogether three flyers by Aurelia Markwalder and Oliver Klimpel refers itself to various cultural contexts. Scenarios about Europe: Scenario 1 was written with an Arabic number, Scenarios about Europe: Scenario 2 with a Roman two and for Scenario 3 a Chinese three has been used. In this project, Europe´s culture is clearly embedded in other cultures and cannot be understood as a solitaire.

In collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig and the Goethe Instituts in Munich and the regional Goethe Instituts in Central and East Europe, Southeast Europe, North West and South West Europe and East Europe/Central Asia, in Brussels, Istanbul, Warsaw, London, Minsk, Vilnius, Oslo, Beijing and Madrid.

This project is part of the Excellency Initiative of the Goethe-Institut.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig is supported by the City of Leipzig, the Ministry of Science and Art of the Free State of Saxony and the Friends Organisation of the Leipzig Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition “Scenarios about Europe – Scenario 3” is also supported by the Goethe-Institut, the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and the Allianz Kulturstiftung.