Decentralisation of European artistic space and focus on marginalised parts of Europe are the basis for the concept of Corners platform that was introduced to the Croatian art community during May and June 2016. Projects within the platform are international and multidisciplinary, aiming to encourage artists, researchers and audience to interact, with the goal of achieving artistic ties by using stories about the edges of Europe they have visited. A year after having premiered in the Zagreb neighbourhood Trnje, Corners platform is back in Zagreb with two projects targeted at the youngest members of the local community whose works will be exhibited June 3 in Pogon.

The projects are the result of cooperation among artists from different parts of Europe. They are conceived as workshops, with a particular emphasis on participation by the audience and the participants. Nedyelko Delchev (Sofia, Bulgaria) and Maciej Salamon (Gdansk, Poland), …

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For the last two weeks the artists had a chance to carry out workshops across different age groups, but they also met many random people. Most of our guests have never experienced Polish culture before; they based their knowledge upon pieces they heard in mass media, therefore they were concerned about issues of increasing nationalism, tense political situation or racism. Fortunately, their doubts got quickly resolved.

Fourteen days, eight projects, twenty-five artists – these are the numbers, which constitute the upcoming edition of Corners art platform. Its main goal is the attempt to interact and bound with local and European communities. The artists opt for various …

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Geographically speaking, the city of Stockholm might be placed on a corner of Europe, but in the terms of economics, politics and culture, it sure stands out as one of the centers of Scandinavia, Europe, and the whole world. Thanks to Intercult (a cultural organization from Stockholm that engages in trans-border cultural projects), in the second part of February 2017, that city also became a meeting point for dozens of cultural workers from three different platforms: Baltic Audience Links, River//Cities and Corners.

One snowy morning we all crowded the champagne bar at the top floor of Södra teatern, the oldest theatre building in Stockholm with an amazing view on the whole city. Contrary to what you might imagine, we weren’t there to drink champagne but to take part in the Audience Links Xchange, a conference that tackled the questions of audience development, starting from the point that one of the greatest challenges for cultural operators and institutions is to reach the broadest possible audience.

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Through associations, educational establishments, institutions of all types and individual endeavours, hundreds of people have collaborated to roll out the transnational cultural platform ‘Corners of Europe’, which took place from 19 September to 2 October in San Sebastian. Diverse motives and desires have lead a varied group of volunteers to participate in this initiative, which aims to weave together cultural ‘corners’ of Europe.

Citizen participation was one of the main driving forces that created and carried out the ‘Corners of Europe’ cultural platform in the Gipuzkoa capital. “I completely identify with the project because, although I come from a Caribbean island, I’m Dutch, …

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The “Corners of Europe” initiative has brought several projects from different places in Europe to the Amara district in San Sebastian. Local residents and agents took part and developed these projects within San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture. From 19 September to 2 October, local residents from Amara enjoyed dance performances, guided tours, exhibitions and projections, in which almost 30 artists were involved.

The “Corners of Europe” initiative has brought several projects from different places in Europe to the Amara district in San Sebastian. Local residents and agents took part and developed these projects within San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture. From 19 September to 2 October, local residents from Amara enjoyed dance performances, guided tours, exhibitions and projections, in which almost 30 artists were involved.

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Corners of Europe is a platform that insists on collaboration projects with the idea of connecting artists from various geographic corners of Europe, with different professional backgrounds and artistic approaches. It encourages the networking of individuals who express themselves in …

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Our reality is structured by interactions, relations, and tactics. Sometimes we decide about them consciously, but often we merely adopt them, using them to interfere with each other within the communities that we belong to. Can art become a part …

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Put yourself in my place, a performance by Milijana Babić and Ida Hansson produced for the Corners platform, explores the social perception of art in Croatia and Sweden.

Besides being based on the idea of decentralization achieved through research on the marginal areas of Europe – beyond its cultural, political, and social centres – the Corners platform seeks to de-aestheticize art and aestheticize the everyday by presenting art …

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Over the last month as part of my work on CORNERS I have witnessed the development of an incredible body of collaborative artwork. I’ve seen the first iteration of a number of pieces as I visited Stockholm and the Stockholm County municipality of Haninge. I also discussed concepts and ambitions with project leaders during a trip to Donostia / San Sebaistan. I am working on this project thanks to Isis Arts who asked me to work with them to develop a ‘Digital Extension’ for Corners (With the amazing support of our friends at Sourcefabric).

Over the last month as part of my work on CORNERS I have witnessed the development of an incredible body of collaborative artwork. I’ve seen the first iteration of a number of pieces as I visited Stockholm and the Stockholm County municipality of Haninge. I also discussed concepts and ambitions with project leaders during a trip to Donostia / San Sebastian. I am working on this project thanks to Isis Arts who asked me to work with them to develop a ‘Digital Extension’ for Corners (With the amazing support of our friends at Sourcefabric).

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So, while we are fixing the last details of our collaborative actions, we can think more deeply about the process of creating works that can involve local communities and connect people at the corners of Europe. The Participation Lab with …

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It is not only the audience, the public that attends to arts venues, such as exhibitions, events, educational or divulgative gatherings (for not talking about auctions and art fairs) that is relatively small in numbers – it is commonly estimated …

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