[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award will be presented to Athens Biennale from Athens and to Visual Culture Research Center from Kiev in Brussels on 31 March 2015.
[quote align=’left’]Visual Culture Research Center has been chosen for their work building on the public sphere, creating sorely needed open space for artistic imagination.[/quote]The Visual Culture Research Center was founded in the Ukraine capital of Kiev in 2008 as a platform for collaboration between academics, artists and activists. The centre is an interdisciplinary meeting ground for social activism and progressive artistic programming. that is making an unprecedented contribution to the shaping of cultural production and debate in Kiev and across the Ukraine and the region.The centre contributes to the shaping of cultural production and debate in Kiev and across the Ukraine. It succeeds in connecting diverse Ukrainian and international audiences to develop a more complex understanding of how we can gain from art and critical cultural thinking.
“From Europe’s most fragile borders, facing unforeseeable futures, Visual Culture Research Center and Athens Biennale courageously show us how culture can be a means of solidarity and common ground that create tangible alternatives to the economic and political conflicts of our time.”
— Chris Dercon, Jury member, Director, Tate Modern
- On 3 December 2014, Athens Biennale will host a symposium that jointly discusses Athens Biennale’s future collaborations with local and international cultural players and organisations. Further information will follow on the event’s page.
- On 9 December 2014, Visual Culture Research Center director, Vasyl Cherepanyn will be in Amsterdam to participate in a discussion Conflicting Memories: Ukraine, A political crisis from a cultural perspective. This event is co-organised by ECF’s Tandem programme and Castrum Peregrini.