Our Many Europes


Exhibition view In the Open or in Stealth. The Unruly presence of an intimate future. MACBA, Barcelona, 2018. Pictures by: Roberto Ruiz

Our Many Europes. Europe's Critical ‘90s and the Constituent Museum

Our Many Europes is a programme organised by the European museum confederation L’Internationale andhttps://www.gu.se/en/hdk-valand co-financed by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme. The members of L’Internationale and its partners HDK- Valand Academy (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (NCAD, Ireland) will present more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions, workshops) in the framework of this project.

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.

The project Our Many Europes, organised by the L’internationale museum confederation and co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme. L'Internationale comprises seven major European art institutions: Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain); MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Spain); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium); Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie (Warsaw, Poland), SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey) and Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, Netherlands), and collaborates in the project with the HDK-Valand Academy (Gothenburg, Sweden) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD, Dublin, Ireland). Together, these institutions will present a programme with over 40 public activities (lectures, exhibitions, workshops) until May 2022.

The project also includes collaborating institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the United Kingdom.

Related activities

Organised in the framework of Our Many Europes in Museo Reina Sofía: