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Giovanni Cocco, Rocco De Benedictis, Fabrizio Gatti, Massimo Sestini

Stories without borders

Eurozine Gallery The Eurozine Gallery presents highlights from "Stories without borders", the exhibition series first displayed in Conversano, Italy to coincide with one of southern Italy's most important literary festivals, Lector in fabula, and Eurozine's 2014 conference, entitled "Law and Border: House search in Fortress Europe". [ more ]


Steffen Kverneland


Eurozine Gallery The Eurozine Gallery presents highlights from Steffen Kverneland's prize-winning graphic biography of Edvard Munch. In an essay accompanying the new exhibition, Kverneland describes how the medium of the comic book opens up new approaches to biographies of artists. [ more ]


Henrihs Vorkals

Romantic transformations

Eurozine Gallery In cooperation with "Studija", the Eurozine Gallery presents Latvian artist Henrihs Vorkals. Critic Laine Kristberga describes Vorkals as "a conceptually thinking perfectionist", who has always had a contemporary view on art, even during the Soviet era. [ more ]


Read also Laine Kristberga and Mark Allen Svede on Vorkals' work. [ more ]


Semih Poroy

Without words

Eurozine Gallery In cooperation with "Varlik", the Eurozine Gallery presents some of Semih Poroy's political cartoons, a powerful, wordless comment on current affairs, always on the side of free speech. [ more ]


Read also Tan Oral on Semih Poroy. [ more ]


Barbara Holub

Three chapters for a future of the unplanned

Eurozine Gallery In cooperation with "dérive", the Eurozine Gallery presents Barbara Holub. Her drawings create an opportunity to reassess habitual ways of seeing, and tell us: there are no innocent images; the images are already in us, writes Ines Gebetsroither. [ more ]


Read also Ines Gebetsroither on Barbara Holub's works. [ more ]


Anna Meyer


Eurozine Gallery In cooperation with "Polar", the Eurozine Gallery presents Anna Meyer's series of paintings "Heisszeit": a powerful response to ecological and economic crisis and "a call for art once again to be negotiated politically", writes critic and curator Maren Lübbke-Tidow. [ more ]


Read also Maren LŸbbke-Tidow on Anna Meyer's paintings. [ more ]


Daniel Knorr

Stolen history (and other projects)

Eurozine Gallery Together with A Prior Magazine the Eurozine Gallery presents four projects by Daniel Knorr. This, writes curator and critic Dieter Roelstraete, is an art "wholly woven into the bodily fabric of everyday life, of a relentless and vital physicality". [ more ]


Read also Dieter Roelstraete on Daniel Knorr's bare necessities. [ more ]


Leonhard Lapin

Leonhard Lapin


Eurozine Gallery Estonian artist Leonhard Lapin's work mirrors the "suprealist world", where art is packaged for consumer culture. "Suprealism brings popular kitsch into the art gallery and high culture to the masses; it introduces into art the naivety of the producer of kitsch while retaining the elitism of the professional artist." [ more ]


Read also Leonhard Lapin's suprealist Manifesto. [ more ]


Cecilia Parsberg

Cecilia Parsberg

The wall

Since 2003, graffiti artists worldwide have been leaving their marks on the Palestinian side of the demarcation wall being built between Palestinian and Israeli territory. Swedish artist Cecilia Parsberg's photographs in the Eurozine Gallery record what she calls "an international multitude, a writing-carpet". [ more ]

Cecilia Parsberg

Networking on the wall

Palestinian artists and cultural workers talk about the "art" drawn on the wall demarcating Palestinian and Israeli territory. Their opinions are revealing of the wall's significance in the Palestinian experience and the function of "network as resistance". [ more ]



Josef SchŸtzenhšfer

Josef Schützenhöfer

Art comes from labour

From 27 April to 29 May 2006, 24 oil paintings by Josef Schützenhöfer were on display on the facade of Rembrandtstraße 31 in Vienna and in the Eurozine Gallery. For over ten years, Schützenhöfer has worked with big-format series concerned with industrial workers, the conditions they work under, and the products of their labour. [ more ]

Klaus Zeyringer

The social is not abstract

Josef Schützenhöfer's "Social Painting" and the provocation of the figurative

Residual authoritarianism and social inequality are both a target and a spur in the paintings of Josef Schützenhöfer. Drawing on (art) history and contemporary imagery, they articulate an original realist aesthetic. [ more ]


Mircea Stanescu

Mircea Stanescu


Mircea Stanescu opened the Eurozine Gallery with an exhibition of elusive snapshots. [ more ]

Hans Rainer Sepp

In the heart of Romania

Mircea Stanescu's photo series "Airbag"

"Anyone travelling irony's winding path can escape the irreal, as long as they take an airbag for protection." Allusion and occlusion in images of the Romanian everyday. [ more ]




Focal points     click for more

The politics of privacy
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [more]

Russia in global dialogue
In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

Ukraine in focus
Ten years after the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is in the throes of yet another major struggle. Eurozine provides commentary on events as they unfold and further articles from the archive providing background to the situation in today's Ukraine. [more]

Eurozine BLOG

On the Eurozine BLOG, editors and Eurozine contributors comment on current affairs and events. What's behind the headlines in the world of European intellectual journals?
Victor Tsilonis
Greek bailout referendum, Euro Summit, Germope
Victor Tsilonis of "Intellectum" (Greece) comments on recent developments in the Greek crisis: the short-lived euphoria of the 5 July referendum, Alexis Tsipras's subsequent "mental waterboarding", and the outlook for a German-led Europe. [more]

Time to Talk     click for more

Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch an online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As a new wave of populism feeds on and promotes fears of migration, aggrandising itself through the distrust it sows, The Red House hosts a timely debate with a view to untangling the key issues. [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Timothy Snyder
Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
The history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. Prior to Ukraine's presidential elections in May 2014, Timothy Snyder argued cogently as to why Ukraine has no future without Europe; and why Europe too has no future without Ukraine. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgård
Out to where storytelling does not reach
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgård on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe
Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

Conferences     click for more

Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

Multimedia     click for more
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]

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