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UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19 will bring together over 250 national and international artists from 25 countries. Organised by national charity UK Young Artists (UKYA) – who champion the next generation of creativity by supporting and developing the careers of artists aged 18-30 – the first UKYA City Takeover will immerse visitors in an array of extraordinary, innovative and contemporary work. Visual arts, theatre, live art, music and spoken word will animate cultural spaces and unusual places across Nottingham.
UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019 will be one of the largest biennial events to be held in the UK with over 100 free performances, exhibitions and participatory events, plus five new public engagement commissions. Highlights include unique performances and interventions on public transport, performances within Nottingham’s famous underground caves and churches, and a nonstop 12-hour event.
On the eve of the UK leaving the European Union UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19 will present a provocative and exciting survey show of international contemporary art, performance and music. UK Young Artists is working with BJCEM-Biennal of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean; Seojung Arts Centre (Seoul) and Yiyuan Tang (Shanghai) to bring 100 international artists to the UK. Artists featured include visual artists Bernhard Buff (Germany), Iolanda Di Bonaventura (Italy,) Nika Kupyrova (Ukraine) and Thodoris Trampas (Greece); musicians Camille Christel (UK) and TrueMendous (UK); live performances by Red Pig Flower (South Korea), theMiddletonCorpus (UK) and Yu-Hsien Wu (Taiwan).
UK Young Artists has for the last 10 years championed young artists and performers through festivals, events, talks and workshops both in the UK and internationally. The charity encourages artistic development with a focus on cross art form practice. Alumni who have benefited from the support of UKYA include Rachel Maclean who represented Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale; Hetain Patel whose acclaimed work mixes visual art, dance and performance; and award-winning poet and playwright Toby Campion.
Nottingham has a rich cultural heritage and a tradition of artist led projects including the influential Midland Group (1943 to 1987), which was committed to the presentation of ‘progressive and experimental visual arts in Nottingham’. The opening of Dance4, an international centre for dance development, and two public galleries, Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange, has helped cement Nottingham as a centre for the arts. More recently The New Midland Group, comprised of three independent artist studios, Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary, have built on the legacy of the Midland Group, seeking to further develop the promotion of visual arts and artists. UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019 will continue this tradition of bringing international artists to Nottingham and draw focus to the dynamic arts scene in the city.
Michelle Bowen, Director, UK Young Artists
“For the last decade UKYA has sought to discover and develop new talent, celebrating the best young creatives here in the UK and internationally. UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19, our most ambitious project to date, takes place on the eve of the UK leaving the European Union. It presents a powerful survey show by a generation of politically and socially engaged artists, from all nationalities, seeking in uncertain times to respond to and also reimagine the future.”
Peter Knott, Area Director for Arts Council England
“It’s really exciting to hear that UKYA’s City Takeover: Nottingham 2019 is going to showcase an extraordinary array of contemporary work from more than 250 artists from 25 countries, right here in Nottingham. Investing in opportunities for young people to see, participate and enjoy contemporary work from their peers nationally and internationally is a key part of what the Arts Council does to nurture the next generation of creative talent, and I can’t wait to see the whole city – from theatres and galleries, to shops, businesses and cafes – really come alive with music, performance, digital arts, literature and more next February.”
Barbara Matthews, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University
“As a founding partner and the current host of UK Young Artists, we’re thrilled that Nottingham is to experience this celebration of exceptional artistic talent. NTU is passionate about widening access to cultural education and we know that this event will inspire young people across the city and beyond.”
UKYA’s Instagram is highlighting an artist from the City Takeover everyday until the opening in February @ukyoungartists
Full programme of events available at www.ukyoungartists.co.uk
Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale
October 2020, Republic of San Marino
During BJCEM General Assembly held in Lecce today, it was unanimously approved the candidacy of the Republic of San Marino to host, in October 2020, Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale, the nineteenth edition of the Biennial of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean.
The Director of the Cultural Institutes Vito Testaj spoke in front of BJCEM Assembly representing also the Secretary of State for Education and Culture Marco Podeschi and the Government of the Republic of San Marino, with the participation of BJCEM representatives for the Republic of San Marino: Rita Canarezza for the Cultural Institutes – National Gallery San Marino, Karen Venturini for the University of the Studies of the Republic of San Marino.
One of the symbolic places of Mediterranea 19, will be the National Gallery of San Marino, the new Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art inaugurated On July 7, 2018. Other places will be the former Monastery of Santa Chiara, the current site of the degree courses in Design, the former Railway Galleries, the ancient cisterns of Palazzo Pubblico, the theaters of the Historical Centers of Città and Borgo Maggiore.
The scientific cutatorial and the concept of the Biennale will be managed by the young curators of “A Natural Oasis?”, a transnational research project promoted since 2014 by the Cultural Institutes of San Marino in collaboration with the University, in the franework of BJCEM Network.
Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale – Republic of San Marino 2020 is the culmination of the extraordinary collaboration, started in 1992 that sees San Marino among founding members of BJCEM in 2001 in Sarajevo. Mediterranea 19 will allow artists, curators, representatives of associations and art centers, from all over Europe and from the countries bordering the two shores of the Mediterranean, to live together from 23 to 28 October, in the amazing UNESCO setting of the Republic of San Marino, sharing their artistic and cultural research.
Nel corso dell’Assemblea Generale BJCEM, tenutasi a Lecce, il 19 ottobre 2018, è stata approvata all’unanimità la candidatura della Repubblica San Marino a ospitare, nel mese di ottobre 2020, Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale, la diciannovesima edizione della Biennale dei Giovani Artisti dell’Europa e del Mediterraneo.
All’Assemblea di Lecce è intervenuto il Direttore degli Istituti Culturali Vito Testaj anche in rappresentanza del Segretario di Stato per la Pubblica Istruzione e Cultura Marco Podeschi e del Governo della Repubblica di San Marino, e i rappresentanti BJCEM per la Repubblica di San Marino: Rita Canarezza per gli Istituti Culturali – Galleria Nazionale San Marino, Karen Venturini per l’Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino.
Uno dei luoghi simbolo di Mediterranea 19, sarà la Galleria Nazionale di San Marino, il nuovo Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea inaugurato il 7 luglio 2018. Altri luoghi saranno l’ex Monastero di Santa Chiara, attuale sede dei corsi di laurea in Design, le ex Gallerie Ferroviarie, le antiche cisterne di Palazzo Pubblico, i teatri dei Centri Storici di Città e Borgo Maggiore.
La curatela scientifica e il concept della Biennale saranno affidati ai giovani curatori di “A Natural Oasis?” progetto transnazionale di ricerca promosso dal 2014 dagli Istituti Culturali di San Marino in collaborazione con l’Università, proprio all’interno del Network BJCEM.
Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale – Republic of San Marino 2020 rappresenta il culmine della straordinaria collaborazione, iniziata nel 1992 che vede San Marino tra soci fondatori della BJCEM stessa nel 2001 a Sarajevo.
Mediterranea 19 permetterà ad artisti, curatori, rappresentanti di associazioni e centri d’arte, provenienti da tutta Europa e dai paesi che si affacciano sulle due sponde del Mediterraneo, di vivere insieme dal 23 al 28 di ottobre, nella splendida cornice UNESCO della Repubblica di San Marino, condividendo la propria ricerca artistica e culturale.
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Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée
BJCEM, Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, is an international Network founded in Sarajevo on July 2001. The Association has been created with the aim of giving an institutional frame and an organised management to the Biennale, event held for the first time in 1985 in Barcelona. Nowadays, the Network is composed by 55 members from 21 Countries gathering public bodies, state departments, foundations, municipalities, independent associations, cultural institutions. BJCEM has established collaborations with partners all over Europe, Middle East, Africa and more widely with organizations and projects focused on the Mediterranean Diaspora. BJCEM is member of the Anna Lindh Foundation and the Culture Action Europe network.
The aim of the Network is to create opportunities of training, mobility, exchange, mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and collaboration among young artists.
Among the activities that BJCEM organises, the most important is the Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, an event that gathers together hundreds of young artists in a different city, showcasing their art in the various disciplines, such as cinema, music, food, art, theatre, dance and literature. BJCEM organised 18 Biennials throughout its 30 years activities: Barcelona (1985), Thessaloniki (1986), Barcelona (1987), Bologna (1988), Marseille (1990), Valencia (1992), Lisbon (1994), Turin (1997), Rome (1999), Sarajevo (2001), Athens (2003), Naples (2005), Puglia (2008), Skopje (2009), Thessaloniki / Rome (2011), Ancona (2013), Milan (2015) and Tirana/Durres (2017), involving more than 10.500 young artists and over 750.000 visitors.
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