Transeuropa is one of the longest-lived transnational art and political festivals in Europe. Founded in 2007 in London, Transeuropa takes place every two years in a different European city. Transeuropa builds a biennial event that is both artistic and political, opening a transnational space to face, through the power of creativity, the great challenges of our time.
Renowned intellectuals, artists and activists have supported Transeuropa and contributed to its development. Artists and poets such as Dan Perjovschi, Tania Bruguera, Stefano Boeri, Danielle Arbid, Marcelo Exposito, Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi, Fiona Sampson, Ma Yongfeng, Hiwa K and Oliver Ressler have brought their creations and ideas. Key thinkers of our time such as sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, philosophers Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Bernard Stiegler, Etienne Balibar, Geneviève Fraisse and Michela Marzano, academics such as Saskia Sassen or Rosi Braidotti, or art critics and curators such as Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hou Hanru and Steven Wright shared their ideas and proposals.
The 2019 edition of Transeuropa was organised in collaboration with the Mediterranean Archipelago Biennial.
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BAM – Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo is the biennial exhibition of theatre, music and visual arts dedicated to the peoples and cultures of the countries bordering the sea, focusing on the themes of welcome and dialogue.
The 2019 edition of BAM – Mediterranean Archipelago Biennial, entitled ÜberMauer, took place in the same year in which three anniversaries of strong political and symbolic significance took place: the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Tiananmen Square revolt and the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings. These are the starting points for the project, which includes a rich programme of events scattered throughout the city’s historic sites, from the centre to the outskirts, with the participation of internationally renowned artists.
The programme was written and curated by Fondazione Merz and European Alternatives together with the City of Palermo.