Exhibition Evrovizion.Crossing Stories and Spaces

Evrovizion.Crossing Stories and Spaces

Sat, 29.04.2023 -
Fri, 16.06.2023

Goethe-Institut Athen

The touring exhibition is now in Athens

Opening of the Exhibition and Performance: Friday, April 28, 2023, 19:00
Duration of the Exhibition: Saturday, April 29 – Friday, June 16, 2023

Guided tour by the local curator Ioli Tzanetaki:
Date: June 7, 2023
Hours: 18:00

Languages: English, Greek
Duration: 30'
Reservation is required. Sign up at prog-athen@goethe.de
(Please include the date you wish to attend, the number of persons who wish to join, and your contact information.)

Curated by Sabina Klemm and Sanja Kojić Mladenov, the co-creative exhibition EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES explores the current social and political situation in Europe and the idea of a European identity. A project by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), it is being presented in Athens in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Athen, and EMΣT | National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens.

After the presentations at the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Serbia, the exhibition is coming to Goethe-Institut Athen in Greece. A smaller selection of the artworks will be shown in Athens; yet, at the same time, the project has been expanded to include a new work by Greek artist Maria Tsagkari – curated by Ioli Tzanetaki. Further local expansion of the exhibition is also planned: the artists Johanna Diehl and Adnan Softić will develop new works in close cooperation with local actors. The exhibition in Athens started with a special opening event on April 28, during which the artist Ivana Ivković performed her work MONUMENT: THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS. Artists Johanna Diehl, Adnan Softić and Maria Tsagkari were present during the opening ceremony as well, where they were available to discuss their work with the public. Exhibition curator Sanja Kojić Mladenov and local curator Ioli Tzanetaki guided visitors through the show. Dora Vasilakou, fellow of the Slavs and Tatars’ international residency program, welcomed the audience to the Pickle Bar installation.

Both the residency-mentorship program and the Pickle Bar installation by the artists’ collective Slavs and Tatars are part of the EVROVIZION project. The integration of the Pickle Bar installation into the exhibition creates an open space for local dialogues. Before each exhibition opens, a young local professional (an artist, curator and/or researcher) is chosen to participate in the Pickle Bar mentorship program in Berlin. For two months, they are integrated into the artists’ studio and mentored in their personal projects – some of which may eventually be presented as part of EVROVIZION. Slavs and Tatars and ifa selected the young Greek curator and researcher Dora Vasilakou as a fellow of the 2022 Pickle Bar residency-mentorship program. Vasilakou will co-curate the Pickle Bar performance, to be presented in Athens on June 7, 2023 at 19:00. Further public events and guided tours will be announced soon.

Following the exhibition in Athens, a new issue of the EVROVIZION magazine will be published, thus enriching the “archive of the journey.” Co-edited by Danai Giannoglou, EVROVIZION.CROSSING ATHENS will be dedicated to the presentation of the ever-growing project in Athens and its impact on the city’s cultural identity. 
  •  EVROVIZION, Room to Negotiate by Adnan Softić, installation view, Goethe - Institut Athen, Athens, 2023. Photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis ©ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
  •  ΕVROVIZION, You Have No Idea by Selma Selman, installation view, Goethe-Institut Athen, Athens, 2023. Photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis ©ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
  •  EVROVIZION, Pickle Bar by Slavs and Tatars, installation view, Goethe-Institut Athen, Athens, 2023. Photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis ©ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
  •  EVROVIZION, BALKANGREUEL – BALKAN CRUELTY by Lana Čmajčanin, installation view, Goethe-Institut Athen, Athens, 2023. Photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis ©ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
  •  EVROVIZION, Pickle Bar by Slavs and Tatars (detail), installation view, Goethe-Institut Athen, Athens, 2023. Photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis ©ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

Cities of the travelling exhibition
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021), Novi Sad (Serbia, 2021–22), Athens (Greece, 2023), Nicosia (Cyprus, 2023), Tbilisi (Georgia, 2024), Chișinău (Republic of Moldova, 2024), Varna (Bulgaria, 2025), Brussels (Belgium, 2025), Kraków (Poland, 2026), Vilnius (Republic of Lithuania, 2026), Kaliningrad (Russian Federation, 2027), Berlin (Germany, 2027)

Artists participating in the EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES project
Nevin Aladağ, Igor Bošnjak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lana Čmajčanin, Johanna Diehl, Petrit Halilaj, Ivana Ivković, Janine Jembere, Vladimir Miladinović, Henrike Naumann, Selma Selman, Emilija Škarnulytė, Slavs and Tatars, Adnan Softić, Maria Tsagkari

Artists participating in the exhibition in Athens
Lana Čmajčanin, Johanna Diehl, Ivana Ivković, Henrike Naumann, Selma Selman, Slavs and Tatars, Adnan Softić, Maria Tsagkari

Sabina Klemm, Sanja Kojić Mladenov

Local curator
Ioli Tzanetaki

Local co-editor of the

Danai Giannoglou

Fellow of the Pickle Bar residency,
Local co-curator of the Pickle Bar performance

Dora Vasilakou

Local artists of the Pickle Bar performance
(multidisciplinary artistic duo by Vassilis Noulas and Kostas Tzimoulis)

Organization, production
Goethe-Institut Athen
(In charge of the project: Dr. Stefanie Peter,
General coordination: Eleanna Papathanasiadi)

Visiting days and hours

Monday–Thursday: 08:00–22:00
Friday: 08:00–17:00
Saturday: 08:00–14:00
Closed: June 10th, 2023


Saturday, April 29 – Friday, June 16, 2023

The performance of Ivana Ivković was realized with the support of Athens Culture Net.