3 - 12 April 2013
The exhibition explores artists’ responses to the shifting nature of being a citizen in changing societies.
2013 is the European Year of Citizenship and organisations linking culture and politics have been involved in shaping a debate around what citizenship should mean in an increasingly mobile world.
Traditional notions of territory and nationality are becoming less relevant than the reality of where you live, whether you or your family originate from that area or not. Simultaneously, working relationships are based as much on virtual as actual contact. And yet any urban space in Europe is made up of communities with multiple loyalties and conflicting attitudes and aspirations. Views of what citizenship implies are more complicated than either bureaucratic rules or political parties find convenient.
Organised by the Association of Creative Professionals and the Société Mutuelle pour artistes EU (www.smarteu.eu). Works have been selected from the SMartBe Foundation’s collection in Brussels, and internatioal artists based in the UK.
As well as the visual works on show, visitors will be able to read a specially commissioned work by the poet Daljit Nagra.