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Video recorded by IETM at Gasteig München - Kleiner Konzertsaal on Saturday 3 November 2018 from 13:00 to 13:30. 

Munich, Germany
Saturday 3 November 2018

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Eurocentrism is the new colonial by Fabio Roberto Tolledi and Nora Amin

IETM Munich Plenary Meeting 2018

Saturday 3 November 2018

IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts presented the talk Eurocentrism is the new colonial by Fabio Roberto Tolledi and Nora Amin on Saturday 3 November 2018 as part of the IETM Munich Plenary Meeting 2018.

Whether European artists and professionals struggle against it or play along with it, Eurocentrism—in other words, post-colonialism—is undoubtedly influencing artistic production and shaping art dissemination networks. Will Europe overcome its colonial past and think outside its box? Can Europe be part of the world and not consider its values and aesthetic as universal? Can Europe relate to other cultures by different means other than exoticism and cultural appropriation?

IETM Munich Plenary Meeting 2018

1 November 2018 to 4 November 2018

Under the theme Res Publica Europa, IETM Munich has gathered 467 performing arts professionals for a collective exercise of reimagining the European project. During four days we reflected on how the European idea relates to various identities existing within, across and outside the continent, discussed the role of art in enhancing civic participation and new forms of citizenship, and exchanged ideas on how to better advocate for the arts.

The meeting’s program has also tackled some of the most vital issues affecting the performing arts professionals today: international collaboration in the field of production, relations with audiences, gender equality, art and globalization, art in rural areas, and artists' mobility, among others.

Curated around the meeting’s theme, the artistic program was an eclectic selection of performances from the German-speaking realm. Besides, participants had the opportunity to meet with the artists involved in the artistic works presented and dive into discussions about their creative processes and aesthetics.

A series of artistic walks and a guided tour gave us the opportunity to discover the hidden history behind buildings and landmarks of the Bavarian capital, and get an insider’s view on the local booming artistic and creative neighborhoods. The meeting’s informal atmosphere and the multiple networking and mentorship opportunities it offered allowed participants to develop new professional connections and forge alliances to make a stand for the arts in tomorrow’s world.

IETM Munich was organized in collaboration with Meta Theater.

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