Cycle Festival - Showcase Event

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Residenz des isländischen Botschafters

Trabener Strasse 68

14193 Berlin

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Cycle Music and Art festival deals with the centenary of Icelandic sovereignty in its programme during the years of 2017 to 2018. Part of this programme takes place in collaboration with the Embassy of Iceland in Berlin, Germany. The Ambassador of Iceland to Germany hosts the festival’s showcase event at the residence in Grunewald district of Berlin. The showcase will feature an art exhibition as well as music- and art performances. The works all reference the history of sovereignty and independence from the perspective of inclusion, empathy, and equality. The event puts the meaning of this historical commemoration in Iceland in an international context and presents participating artists to the vibrant Berlin art scene.

In 1918 Iceland was granted full sovereignty in its union with The Kingdom of Denmark, a union that was subsequently broken by the founding of the Icelandic republic in 1944. This event marked the beginning of a long process of de-colonisation in the West - Nordic area as the three nations of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland have, at different moments in history, sought and gained increasing independence from Denmark. This process still underwrites W-Nordic politics.

The Festival is not based on a political alignment with regards to the question of independence but rather that question’s actuality for culture and identity in the region. This actuality forms an interesting counterpoint to developments in world politics where, in a profoundly different context, people are increasingly rallying around sovereignty and national identity.

Artists can play a unique role in providing critical reflection, visions and new imaginaries for societies as they move towards the future. Artists are also experts at evoking emotion and creating understanding beyond, or stretching, the potential of language.

Curatorial Team: Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Sara S. Öldudóttir

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Residenz des isländischen Botschafters

Trabener Strasse 68

14193 Berlin

Germany

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