Found ă mentalism II is inspired by Picasso’s words about his famous Guernica; “[…] an artist who lives and works with spiritual values cannot behave indifferently when faced with a conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at risk”. Through Found ă mentalism II we want to invite thinking and change-making, and to ensure that art carries the spirit of Picasso’s words forward; we can be anything but indifferent to conflicts and struggles around us. Through the project, we suggest a perspective and a possibility for a more positive future.

Found ă mentalism II heralds the growth of a diverse cultural, political and economic European society. Global conflict and increasing migration flows provide an opportunity for art to act against a potential for violence, and to embrace cultural diversity and tolerance. Found ă mentalism II proposes a journey through a European culture that is simultaneously common and diverse. We ask if art can come to act as the mutual support between these diverse cultures, and if it can provide a remedy for current societal crises.

Participating artists: Anka Leśniak, Annalise Bully, Antka Hofmann, Arne Kalkbrenner, Carolin Koss, Dani Nordt, Daniel Kiczales, Dmytro Petryna, Ekkhard Tischendorf, Else Gold, Faig Ahmed, Feng Lu, Frenzy Höhne, Gery De Smet, Henri Deparade, Institut für analytische Kryptometrie, Karen Gäbler, Katerina Belkina, Katrin König, Kay Kaul, Małgorzata Myślińska, Marcin Owczarek, Marcus Shahar, Martin Müller, Martyna Jastrzebska, Mavi Garcia, Melanie Kramer, Nathalie Bertrams. Nevet Yitzhak, Otto Berndt, Steffen, Paolo Assenza, Peter Makolies, Philipp Gloger, Ran Slavin, Rose Stach, Stefan Plenkers, Stephanie Marx, Till Ansgar Baumhauer, Tobias Köbsch, Ulrike Mundt, Urban Grünfelder.

Dates: Friday 1 June – Sunday 29 July 2018
Venue: Space A, B, C1-C4, Spot A & B, St James Cavalier
Curators: Andrea Hilger, Antka Hofmann
Category: Visual Arts
Organisers: Spazju Kreattiv – Fondazzjoni Kreattività, OSTRALE


Found ă mentalism II is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.