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Presentation of Krytyka Polityczna Athens: Universitas at Museum of World Cultures, Gothenburg

November 11, 4pm
UNIVERSITAS group show – on the subject of migration and learning – is presented AthenSYN in collaboration with Avtonomi Akadimia. The exhibition marks an attempt to conduct a discussion about common learning in today's Europe with an eye to our common future. It is part of UNIVERSITAS, an artistic research project conceived by AthenSYN and Avtonomi Akadimia, a series of artist workshops with migrants and Athenians in the refugee camps of Athens and the venues of the Athens Biennale, curated by Katja Ehrhardt. Based on the combination of culture and education through shared knowledge, it aims to create a practice- based model of a "community of teachers and learners. It develops a new form of shared knowledge, which remembers its origin as a community; and sets a new paradigm by creating a place of study and horizontal transmission of knowledge for the less privileged that demonstrates the cancellation of existing bio-political exclusion of migrants. This new paradigm is shaped into a book of stories Krytyka Polityczna Athens, edited by Joulia Strauss.
UNIVERSITAS exhibition was first presented in Athens, in April 2017 in collaboration with Athens Biennale and curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis. It presented works by Thomas Killper, Sebastian Bayse Schäfer, Vilelmini Andrioti, Gudrun Barenbrock, Manaf Halbouni, Joulia Strauss, Georgia Kotretsos, Susanne Winterling, Dimitris Tzamouranis, Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Kalliopi Vagiannaki and Liwaa Yazji. It was supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens.

UNIVERSITAS was conducted in collaboration with the Allianz Cultural Foundation.

Finally, we had an exhibition of iHopP and selected works from Universitas by Manaf Halbouni, Kalliopi Vagiannaki, Joulia Strauss, Yorgos Maraziotis and Ahmad Alkhatieb at Världskulturmuseet in Gothenburg during Festival Illegal. This comes shortly after the exhibition at Transeuropa Festival in Madrid 25 - 29 October, curated by Yorgos Maraziotis.