[artinfo] Residencies for artists working on political, social, global and economic issues

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Fri Apr 14 12:58:25 CEST 2017

Residencies for artists working on political, social, global and 
economic issues

Embassy of Foreign Artists


deadline is 30th of April

The Embassy of Foreign Artists is a Geneva-based residency program 
for creators and researchers involved in artistic and cultural 
projects. Given Genevas global role as a city with many NGOs and 
international institutions, EoFA wish to offer residencies to artists 
working on projects involving political, social and global issues 
that would benefit from this unique surrounding.

Nested in the heart of Europe, yet remaining outside the EU, 
Switzerland, particularly Geneva, has been a place of asylum for 
intellectuals around the world over since the European wars of 
religion of the 16th century. Erasmus, Mikhail Bakunin, Hannah 
Arendt, Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil and Paul Klee are 
just some of the noteworthy people to have lived in Geneva.

Switzerlands neutral stance allows Geneva to flourish in a space 
removed from international tension. Reflection and dialogue amongst 
nations are welcomed, whether it be political discourse with the UN 
and the International Committee of the Red cross (ICRC), scientific 
discourse with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), 
or economic discourse through the World Trade Organization (WTO) and 
the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Taking into consideration the important influence of these fields on 
contemporary artistic practices, it is essential to give 
international artists as well as researchers and intellectuals the 
opportunity to come to Geneva to develop their research.

Zen Marie and Dimitri Madimin
Dismemberance of the Geneva Conventions / Inauguration of the Sugar 
Free Accords.
Performance for .perf - walk on the public site

residence at eofa.ch

Embassy of Foreign Artists
rue subilia 45
1227 Carouge

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