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Emerging artists examine changing cultural identities in 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp

The 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp: Moved, Mutated And Disturbed Identities


DDM Warehouse Exhibition (photo credit: DMM Warehouse)

 In the seventh edition of the Asia-Europe Art Camp , 18 emerging visual artists from the two regions examined rapidly changing cultural identities through their creative works.The theme of the Camp was Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities and involved two residencies in two very different cities - Luxembourg, which attracts immigrants from every part of Europe, in 2009, and Shanghai, a megalopolis of people from all over China in 2010.

The Camp aimed to challenge the artists to realities and identities in these two places while encouraging them to respond using their own local contexts and experiences. Well-known artists, curators and art critics, including Sylvie Blocher (France), Paul de Felice (Luxembourg) and Hu Jie Ming (China) provided mentorship to the participants.

The artworks produced are shown at the DDM Warehouse in Shanghai, China. This exhibition will run until 10 October. A video presentation which documents the two-year process is also showing until 31 October at the Luxembourg Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. The Asia-Europe Art Camps started in 2003. These art camps are organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). They offer a platform for dialogue and exchange for young visual artists to learn more about each other's contexts and cultures.

The 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp was organised in partnership with Casino Luxembourg, the University of Luxembourg and DDM Warehouse Shanghai. The Luxembourg Pavilion exhibition is also supported by Luxembourg’s Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research and Luxembourg@ExpoShanghai2010. View photos of the exhibition...


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