Why the Art Biennale?

Of course, CRAFT will be represented at the 57th International Art Exhibition, since on this occasion La Biennale di Venezia have offered a special project to us – a Session – where we can perform our work during 5 working days.

This year’s Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, will highlight art that exists in between accepted categories and genres – says the curator Ralph Rugoff – and which questions the rationales behind our categorical thinking. The performance programme will exemplify this kind of approach, testing aesthetic, behavioural and social conventions in a wide range of events.

For CRAFT our focus will be both on Rugoff’s programme and cultural heritage. We are aware that the aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018) was to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space.

All over the world a lot of cultural heritage is available, but especially in Europe there is a common cultural heritage worth remembering, discovering (again) and be aware of.

In a world where the cultural diversity is increasing, the shared cultural heritage is a tool to promote intercultural understanding and create relations between identities, representations and performances of history, this by connecting higher educational institutions with cultural institutions and companies to working an interdisciplinary, new and innovative way.

For those reasons and many more, we created CRAFT, an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership including six partners in total, representing five European Countries (Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Italy & Slovenia) with interdisciplinary roots.

See you at the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice!

Anna Marie Fisker

Project Leader