Exhibition Series A Window to Europe: Through Literature and Art

A Window to Europe © Studio Werken

Mon, 09/27/2021 -
Wed, 10/13/2021

Plain Sight DC

A Window to Europe
Through Literature and Art

September 27, 2021 - January 23, 2022

Featured Artists: Hoesy Corona, Alanna Reeves, Mike Thron, Michal Gavish, Julie Wills, MK Bailey, Antonio McAfee, Emily Fussner, Stephanie Williams, Lionel Frazier White III, and Sobia Ahmad.

Featured Writers: Lukas Jüliger, Roser Capdevila, Bernardo P. Carvalho, Julia Fiedorczuk, Axel Lindén, Drago Jančar, Marek Šindelka, Tiziano Fratus, Michael Roher, Ann De Bode, and Laurie Agusti

About A Window to Europe
Plain Sight DC and the EU National Institutes of Culture in Washington, DC (EUNIC) are proud to present A Window to Europe: Through Literature and Art, a series of short exhibitions featuring eleven visual artists from the Washington, DC region who will create work in response to eleven books by European writers, as part of the 2021 Europe Readr project. Featured artists are Hoesy Corona, Alanna Reeves, Mike Thron, Michal Gavish, Julie Wills, MK Bailey, Antonio McAfee, Emily Fussner, Stephanie Williams, Lionel Frazier White III, and Sobia Ahmad. This exhibition series is presented in partnership with the EUNIC Global and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

The Europe Readr is a curated set of European literature brought together under the concept of “The Future of Living” to present a variety of perspectives that contribute to the debate on the future of Europe and to put an emphasis on the importance of culture as a driving force of international integration and sustainable development.

Featured exhibiting artists’ works will explore themes ranging from vulnerability, the natural world, identity, competing human economic and ecological needs, nostalgia, and the limitations of our physical bodies.

Sept 27 - Oct 13
Germany: Hoesy Corona + Lukas Jüliger
Spain: Alanna Reeves + Roser Capdevila

Hoesy Corona (Baltimore, MD) is an uncategorized queer Latinx artist of Mexican descent living and working in the United States. He creates work across a variety of media spanning installation, performance, and video. He develops otherworldly narratives centering marginalized individuals in society by exploring a process based practice that investigates what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. He choreographs large scale performances and installations that oftentimes silently confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Reoccurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, nature, isolation, celebration, and the climate crisis are present throughout his work. Hoesy has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and abroad.

Lukas Jüliger, born in 1988, studied illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg and at ENSAD in Paris. In 2013, he debuted with the enigmatic coming-of-age narrative "Vakuum" at Reprodukt and was critically acclaimed as a promising new talent. In 2018, "Berenice," an Edgar Allan Poe adaptation in a modern guise, was published by Carlsen Verlag in the "Die Unheimlichen" series curated by Isabel Kreitz. With "Unfollow," Lukas Jüliger presents his most extensive work to date.

Oct 17 - Nov 2
Portugal: Mike Thron + Bernardo P. Carvalho
Poland: Michal Gavish + Julia Fiedorczuk

Nov 6 - 22
Sweden: Julie Wills + Axel Lindén
Slovenia: MK Bailey + Drago Jančar

Nov 28 - Dec 14
Czech Republic: Antonio McAfee + Marek Šindelka
Italy: Emily Fussner + Tiziano Fratus

Dec 18 - Jan 3
Austria: Stephanie Williams + Michael Roher
Belgium (Flanders): Lionel Frazier White III + Ann De Bode

Jan 7 - 23
France: Sobia Ahmad + Laurie Agusti

Featured Cultural Institutes and Embassies:
Austrian Cultural Forum Washington
Instituto Camões, and Embassy of Portugal, Washington DC
Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. 
Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain
Alliance Française of Washington
Delegation of Flanders (Belgium) to the USA
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington
Embassy of Slovenia in Washington, D.C.
Czech Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Embassy of Italy in the United States, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington
Goethe-Institut Washington

About our Partners:

About EUNIC DC: The European Union National Institutes for Culture is the European network of organizations engaging in cultural relations. Together with our partners, we bring to life European cultural collaboration in more than 100 countries worldwide with a network of 132 clusters, drawing on the broad experience of our members from all EU Member States and associate countries.EUNIC advocates a prominent role of culture in international relations and is a strategic partner of the EU, actively involved in the further definition of European cultural policy. EUNIC is a platform for knowledge sharing and for capacity building amongst its members and partners.

About Europe Readr: The digital Europe Readr platform brings current social issues to readers around the world. It encourages reflection on the world we want to live in, presenting us with an opportunity to consider the European Union as a community in all its diversity and interconnectedness and as a community with a common future. Numerous accompanying events around the world—from Paris to Helsinki, from Washington to Beijing—encourage the creation of public spaces dedicated to reading and the exchange of ideas on the world of the future. They are organized by the Network of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in cooperation with a number of local partners around the world. Europe Readr puts into practice the new paradigm of European collaboration in culture, based on dialogue and promoting culture as a driving force of sustainable development and social inclusion.

About the Delegation of the European Union to the United States: The Delegation of the European Union to the United States represents the European Union in the United States, working in coordination with the diplomatic and consular missions of all the EU Member States.