11 November 2023 - 10 February 2024
Opening on Saturday, 11 November at 07:00 PM
NiMAC - Nicosia Arts Centre
Nicosia, Cyprus

Artists: Nevin Aladağ, Igor Bošnjak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lana Čmajčanin, Johanna Diehl, Petrit Halilaj, Ivana Ivković, Janine Jembere, Nurtane Karagil, Vladimir Miladinović, Henrike Naumann, Selma Selman, Emilija Škarnulytė, Slavs and Tatars, Adnan Softić, Kyriakos Theocharous, Maria Tsagkari.

Curatrd by Sabina Klemm, Sanja Kojić Mladenov and Maria Efstathiou

NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] invites you to the opening of the exhibition EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 19:00. Curated by Sabina Klemm and Sanja Kojić Mladenov, the co-creative exhibition explores the current social and political situation in Europe and the idea of a European identity. A project by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), it is being presented in Nicosia in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Zypern and NiMAC.

EVROVIZION focuses on less visible and marginalised geopolitical and cultural spaces, in particular in southeastern and eastern Europe. These are so-called “semi-peripheries” and “places of diversity” that often play only a minor role in many international theoretical discourses and exhibition practices. In close cooperation with regional protagonists and each local art scene, new artistic projects are being added to the exhibition during the course of its tour.

After the presentations at the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Serbia and the Goethe-Institut Athen in Greece, the exhibition is coming to its fourth station, NiMAC in Cyprus. The project has been expanded to include a new work by Greek Cypriot artist Kyriakos Theocharous and Turkish Cypriot artist Nurtane Karagil – curated by Maria Efstathiou. Further local expansion of the exhibition is also planned: Adnan Softić will for example develop new works in close cooperation with local actors.

Artists Lana Čmajčanin, Ivana Ivković, Adnan Softić, Maria Tsagkari, Kyriakos Theocharous and Nurtane Karagil will be present during the opening ceremony as well, where they will be available to discuss their work with the public. Exhibition curators Sabina Klemm, Sanja Kojić Mladenov and local curator Maria Efstathiou will guide visitors through the show.

Ioulita Toumazi, fellow of the Slavs and Tatars’ international residency programme, will co-curate the Pickle Bar performance, to be presented in Nicosia early in 2024. Both the residency-mentorship programme and the Pickle Bar installation by the artists’ collective are part of the EVROVIZION project. The integration of the Pickle Bar installation into the exhibition creates an open space for local dialogues. Before each exhibition opens, a young local professional (an artist, curator and/or researcher) is invited to participate in the Pickle Bar mentorship programme in Berlin. For two months, they are integrated into the artists’ studio and mentored in their personal projects – some of which may eventually be presented as part of EVROVIZION. Slavs and Tatars and ifa selected the young Greek Cypriot curator and researcher Ioulita Toumazi as a fellow of the 2023 Pickle Bar residency-mentorship programme.

Following the exhibition in Nicosia, a new issue of the EVROVIZION magazine will be published, thus enriching the “archive of the journey.” Co-edited by Evagoras Vanezis, EVROVIZION.CROSSING NICOSIA will be dedicated to the presentation of the ever-growing project in Nicosia and its impact on the city’s cultural identity.

Cities of the travelling exhibition
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021), Novi Sad (Serbia, 2021–22), Athens (Greece, 2023), Nicosia (Cyprus, 2023-24), Tbilisi (Georgia, 2024), Chișinău (Republic of Moldova, 2024), Varna (Bulgaria, 2025), Brussels (Belgium, 2025), Kraków (Poland, 2026), Vilnius (Republic of Lithuania, 2026), Kaliningrad (Russian Federation, 2027), Berlin (Germany, 2027).