PROJECT VISION EUROPE – EXHIBITION
Exhibition at the IGB Karlsruhe
Since 2014, Alina Atlantis has been working on projects for a pan-European identity. She is convinced that only a united, intact Europe can secure social and economic peace. On the one hand, more and more people in Europe meet through programmes and initiatives and become enthusiastic Europeans. On the other hand, the unification process seems to be making a U-turn: Brexit, the unresolved refugee crisis, the banking crisis, the euro crisis, a devastating increase in youth unemployment (in Griedenland it is almost 60%, as of 2016). What is the matter with Europe? Where is Europe going? What does Europe mean? What can Europe do? – What Europe lacks is a vision, a model. …. Talkshows, articles, books, exhibitions, programmes, initiatives often reach only an elite part of the people in Europe. For most Europeans Europe is somewhere else, but not where they are right now. Europe must be integrated into the everyday life of all Europeans. Europe exudes a deep fascination that inspires. Everyone should know the fascinating vision.
Do you know Coca Cola? – yes. Do you know the vision Europe? –
For over 10 years, Alina Atlantis has analysed the vision of Europe from various European countries and worked out a common intersection. The visibility, comprehensibility as well as the dissemination and anchoring of this common vision was conceived as a Europe-wide cultural-political peace project. Parallel to the research work, thousands of sketches and drawings were created with which Alina Atlantis develops the great theme of Vision Europe both visually and in terms of content. The exhibition shows a part of the unique pieces, which are exhibited for the first time – accessible to the public – and document the development of the 40 square meter vision Vision Europe.
Alina Atlantis works with painting, performance, installation and irritating thought programs in everyday life. The central theme is the overcoming of learned dualistic thought patterns and the key position of images in the process of forming reality. How far can we think? What can we think of? How do pre-images change our consciousness and our actions?
The focus of her artistic work is on pictures from oil tempera and oil chalk, which can also be large-format at times. In Alina Atlantis’ work, the often orange-red background is to be understood as a symbol for an intense life energy. Dynamic, almost labyrinthine line structures in the pictures, consistent reduction of the colours to two basic tones – often blue-white or red-yellow – create a positive, energetic, hopeful atmosphere of departure, which is connected with an invitation to one’s own activity. Interaction with the viewer and the audience is important to Alina Atlantis. Therefore she also works live in companies and public places. The numerous guests at the vernissage got an impression of this when Alina Atlantis directly visualized her associations with Europe on a large screen.
For visitors to the exhibition: IGB Karlsruhe / D – 76133 Karlsruhe / Fritz-Erler-Str. 25 / Tel.: + 49 (0) 7 21 / 82 99-0
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