The 1990s is the decade contemporary Europe was born — Europe expanded and diversified when technology and post-Cold War politics turned the world into a ‘global village’. Understanding who we are today — the challenges we face, the possibilities we have — begins post 1989, when a divided Europe ended and the plurality of the many Europes we inhabit today began. Art and culture are the driving forces behind these changes and they became part of the European agenda with the signing of the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992. Furthermore, the art of the 1990s profoundly reflects a fundamental shift in civil society with the irruption of the internet and open border politics within Europe.
Our Many Europes is a programme organised by L’Internationale: Moderna galerija (MG, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS, Madrid, Spain); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA, Barcelona, Spain); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium); Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej W Warszawie (MSN, Warsaw, Poland); SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey); Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands).
The project also includes collaborating institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the United Kingdom.