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Easttopics RESIDENCY PROGRAMME booklet online.

Easttopics has launched its third Residency programme booklet for the 2019 Spring/Summer season, picking and gathering actual calls and programmes dedicated to visual and perfomative arts in the Central and Eastern European region

The booklet is available online here: www.easttopics.com/calls

Easttopics is a non-profit initiative launched in 2013, led by young art professionals based in Hungary and Serbia and dedicated to the promotion of the Eastern European contemporary art field. Working as a think tank for the Eastern European art communities, Easttopics is a genuinely interdisciplinary cooperative which goal is to draw the Eastern contemporary art field and the international art scene closer to each other.

Easttopics aims at mapping and providing more visibility to protagonists of the Eastern European art life, should they be artists, art professionals, institutions, events or publications. It also wishes to act as a dynamic platform fostering connections, exchanges, community building, and cooperation for both practice-based and research-based projects on a local, regional, and international level.

This cross-border project takes form as an expanding online website and database focusing on the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Easttopics is also accepting call, residency and programme announcements for the upcoming 2019-2020 Fall/Winter season.





Fruzsina Kigyós, Róna Kopeczky, Alexandra Nagy


OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST: ​The Penitentiary: Battery Project

The Penitentiary: Battery Project is holding an open call for local artists for its August 1st opening.

They are looking for artists who are interested in transforming Patarei Prison, located in Tallinn, Estonia, while still reflecting upon the space’s past.

The Penitentiary is a collaborative umbrella project by artists Marina Andrijcic-Ojeda and Catarina Ferreira. Under this title the artists will operate a series of independent, site-specific art exhibitions to take place in abandoned war-era prisons throughout Eastern Europe. They will create personal works as well as curate that of other international artists to instill an open dialogue of national memory through creative action. With this unity of worldwide culture, the project will explore what it means to be democratic; to possess the privilege of free speech; to live a life where expression is encouraged and government is overtaken by the hands of those who thrive in these same freedoms.
As a span of dictators and regimes have occupied this region for hundreds of years, in present day the project will shed light on each prison’s overhead political history concurrent to its state of physical abandon. By hosting this series in the very prisons haunted by the Communist era, The Penitentiary will gain first-hand experience of the aftermath impacting nearby communities and their landscapes. The project invites the community to reconnect with these reinvented spaces and introduces the use and availability of unrestricted public art as a means of closure and new purpose.

The Battery Project is The Penitentiary’s first exhibition and will take place at Patarei Prison, located in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The Battery Project will accompany Estonia’s upcoming art scene to expand creative action.

With largely-projected videos obscuring intimacies of human relationships and the spaces they are shown, experimental sound installations moving through echoing rooms, dangling sheets of paper casting shadows of hand-cut pattern, and angular light sculptures illuminating colored air, The Battery Project will showcase the contrasting translations of Patarei’s history from the hands and minds of multiple artists.

In addition, The Penitentiary will host a program of supporting events to coincide with the exhibition. These events will offer public engagement, education and entertainment to Tallinn’s community with featured screenings, interactive installation, opening and closing receptions and beyond.

For more info: http://the-penitentiary.com

All mediums are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to sculptural installations..