XIII Biennial Alex 2007: "Our Creative Diversity: Kairos" Alexandria 25th November - 4th December 2007

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Alexandria—The XIII Edition of the Biennial of Young Creators from Europe and the Mediterranean will be held in Alexandria (Egypt) from 25 November to 4 December 2007.

It will be organized by the Biennial of Young Creators from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM), the Governorate of Alexandria, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Alex Med Research Center of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Atelier d'Alexandrie, under the patronage of the Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures.

This is the first time that this event will be held outside Europe, in the South of the Mediterranean: this is an important sign of real and concrete cooperation, where the intercultural dialogue is in the centre of everyone's commitment.

The Biennial arrives in Alexandria at its 13th edition, from 1985 on it passed from Barcelona (1985/1987), to Thessalonica (1986), Bologna (1988), Marseille (1990), Valencia (1992), Lisbon (1994), Turin (1997), Rome (1999), Sarajevo (2001), Athens (2003), Naples (2005).

In the present international context characterized by a crisis in cultural relations between North and South and an extended tension among the countries of the "Rive Sud" the Biennial wants to spread the message that cultural differences are not a threat but represent an important resource to be exploited: cultural diversity plays a fundamental role and shall foster initiatives to open the dialogue within the Mediterranean, since comprehension is based on dialogue. Art is another form of dialogue and it has a crucial role, as culture, in the process of integration and reciprocal comprehension: it is understood by everyone without any need to share the same language.

The theme for the XIII Edition of The Biennial 2007 is: "Our Creative Diversity: kairos" (Greek word pronounced keeros, meaning fit time, opportunity, a point in time where change is possible).

The Biennial 2007 of Alexandria is organized in seven Artistic Areas, each of them including several disciplines:
• Visual Arts (Plastic Arts, Photography, Installation, Performance, Video Art, Comic Strip, Cyber
• Art, (Public Art)
• Applied Arts (Architecture, Visual/ Industrial/ Web design, Fashion, Digital Creations)
• Show (Theatre, Dance, Urban Acts)
• Literature (Writing, Poetry)
• Music (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk/ Ethno, Contemporary, Digital, Dj's)
• Gastronomy
• Images on the Move (Film, Video, Animated Films)

For further details and the application form, click here.


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