Re:Thinking Europe with the NInA (Poland)

120 minuten

This programme is part of Re: Creating Europe and will take place in Warsaw, Poland. How much do we, European citizens, actually know from each other’s histories – or, better said our common European history? And can we speak of a common European past, or do we remember the past too diversely? 

In a European meeting of Polish, Dutch and Flemish artists and thinkers, organized by Forum on European Culture, we will explore the politics of remembrance in Europe and the ways in which artists play with the European past and present, East and West. 

This cross-cultural meeting will be held in Poland, a country in the so-called “former East. Poland’s relation to Europe is marked to a great extent by the history of the partitions of Poland, communism, and the fall of the Iron Curtain: a history that is not shared in the same way by the Western countries of Europe. As the current state of affairs in Europe illustrates, Poland’s relation with Europe remains fragile and therefore even more important to discuss.

Paneldiscussion with, among others, Thomas Bellinck (artists, Flanders) and Maria Hlavajova (director art gallery BAK Utrecht, artistic director Former West), Robert Malecki (professor at the University of Warsaw), Darius Gajewski (Polish film director) and Yoeri Albrecht (moderator). The National Audiovisual Institute (NInA ) is a cutting-edge audiovisual arts center in Poland that has recently opened its doors to the public. A high-tech multifunction auditorium ready for 4K screenings, concerts, and theatre plays, a mediatheque with a rich collection of unique audiovisual materials, a plethora of workshops and classes for both children and senior citizens — all of it and more now available to visitors at the newly renovated headquarters. Offline projects complement the Institute’s online activities and intermesh with upcoming projects that NInA is developing for the Internet.
This program is part of the series ‘Re:Creating Europe’
From June 1-3 2016 De Balie and DutchCulture organize a Forum on European Culture entitled “Re:Creating Europe” about the value and impact of arts and culture for Europe and its future.