Project Europa

Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible, curated by Kerry Oliver-Smith, was on view this spring at the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Fla., and travels to the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, next year.

The catalog, published by the University Press of Florida, includes essays by Marius Babias and Boris Groys (Amazon).

A symposium was held in April (see PDF of abstracts, and a report by Gerardo Munoz). Talks included:

  • Franҫois Cusset, “Art as Minor Politics: Critical Practices and the Twilight of Democratic Dreams in Today’s Europe”
  • Alex Alberro, “Between the Particular and the Universal in Post‐Cold War European Art”
  • Maria Hlavajova, “Former West”
  • Shepherd Steiner, “Dialectical Inroads to a Post‐Political Photography: The Problem of Pure Politics in the work of Lidwien Van De Ven”
  • Nora Alter, “A Politics of Listening”
  • T.J. Demos, “Dreams of Europe”
  • Claire Bishop, “The Projective City: Exhibitions as Social Space in the Early 1990s”
  • Tim Griffin, “Democracy and Demographics”

The Gainesville Sun reviewed the show.