DE.a.RE – DEconstruct and REbuild
Promoted and developed by the international association BJCEM-Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée and co-funded by the European Union (Grant Agreement Project 101052900), DE.a.RE is a three-year long research project supported by the Creative Europe Program. DE.a.RE has the objective of enhancing the competencies of artists, fostering the visibility and circulation of emerging talents and artworks in Europe and beyond and reflecting and debating on the role of artists as vectors of change in contemporary societies.
DE.A.RE is managed by BJCEM Executive Office and by a Scientific Committee comprised of:
YEAR 1 / 2022
Uncivilised Paradigms is a free online course open to 50 participants that embarks from socially engaged practices, New Genre Public Art, critical pedagogy and activism, in dialogue with contemporary artistic practices. The premise of Uncivilised Paradigms is that artistic practices are not only able to deconstruct complex interdependent socioecological crises but are in fact, able to develop ideas and stories for reciprocal states of being to dismantle them. Uncivilised Paradigms focuses on moving from debilitating mindframes and narratives.
Through a series of seminars, working group sessions and master classes, the programme explores artistic practices, proposals, and research from the Euro-Mediterranean region that can lend themselves as tools to learn from. The aim of this course is two-fold – to reflect on our epistemologies while also developing practical tools that answer the question: what does ‘being ecological’ in times of multiple and converging crises mean? During the course, the participants will be asked to develop their own proposals to raise awareness on the environmental impact of artistic practices, institutions and more specifically, the cultural events of the Mediterranea Biennale.
The course intends to thead questions concerning environmental issues within the geopolitical realities of the globalised Mediterranean – such as, aridity lines, increased levels of toxicity in waters, electronic colonialism in seabeds and desertification – to issues arising within our societies and their institutions. Uncivilised Paradigms will cast a spotlight on practices that dismantle the nature-culture divide; challenge hegemonic and anthropocentric ideas of being with our worlds; question the social construct of civilisation; and that actively resist socio-political and environmental forms of oppression and injustice.
Fifty young participants, from thirty-nine different countries, have been selected to take part in Uncivilised Paradigms
Adrian Abela, Brigita Antoni, Ermina Apostolaki, Mya Berger, Adna Camdzic, Riccardo Centazzo, Iliada Charalambous, Aadita Chaudhury, Gian CRUZ, Felicia Cucuta, Yara El Turk, Amalie Elfallah, Carrie Foulkes, Rory Hierzer, Mati Jhurry, Ariana Kalliga, Katerina Kallivrousi, Margherita Kay Budillon, Libby Langsner, Yusi Liu, Paul Majer, David Mann, Lizaveta Matveeva, Anas Mghar, Chun Minji, Sebastiano Moltrer, Azal Narmon, Yubing Pan, Emmi Pennanen, Jaxon Pope, Federico Rudari, Bárbara Sánchez Barroso, Luana Santos, Edanur Seçim, Giacomo Segantin, Olivia Siino, Agata Szymanek, Filippo Tartaglia, Hoyee Tse, Sebastian Varra, Dora Vasilakou, Nikolaos Verginis, Eva Lín Vilhjálmsdóttir, Gerta Xhaferaj, Julia Yanase, Farida Youssef, Damianos Zisimou, Rahman Zikri, Volynova Nastia. Pētersone Tīna
BJCEM brand new Instagram page
The brand-new BJCEM Instagram page, developed through DE.A.RE project, will be used mainly to build a large and engaged audience. At the same time, the channel will be used to build awareness on BJCEM brand, making it recognizable, at international level, as a reliable Network, able to develop and share opportunities for young creators and to involve them in artistic paths made of co-productions and research.
In particular, contents will be developed around these topics:
Dissemination of activities related to DE.A.RE project, such as Master Classes, International Conferences, Surveys, etc.
Dissemination of activities coordinated by BJCEM Network: call for artists, residencies and exhibitions opportunities.
Dissemination of European projects in which BJCEM is involved as partner.
Highlight and promote the works of young artists/curators coming from EuroMed area.
Past achievements: BJCEM Network as more than 20 years of history. Thousands of artists have been involved in its activities throughout 19 editions of the Biennale of Young Artists. It is an infinite heritage to be preserved and disseminated.
Some behind the scenes related to the work in an international network such BJCEM.