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The European Pavilion 2024: Liquid Becomings launched in Belgrade

1 Jul 2024

On 29 June in Belgrade, the curators and consortium of The European Pavilion 2024: Liquid Becomings announced the participating artists and sailing routes of the boats. Following an open call launched in March 2024, the participating artists were selected to join the curators for four journeys on boats sailing along the Danube, the Vistula, the Rhine, and the Tagus. Each crew, the first departing on 27 August on the Danube, will follow its own itinerary and will be committed to imagining alternative modes of togetherness, and exploring ways of creating a future for Europe that is better, fairer, regenerative: just and abundant for all. Held at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, the event in Belgrade included a sail through some of the capital’s historical landmarks, the premiere of MOTILITY, Marija Balubdžić’s newly composed theme song for Liquid Becomings, and the presentation of Four Rivers, a series of textile paintings by Siniša Ilić inspired by the routes.

Ccurator Naomi Russell speaking with press, photo by Bojana Janjić Aga

Traveling Pavilion

The European Pavilion 2024 is a journey, an adventure, a radical experiment. Choreographing an artistic flow across four European rivers, Liquid Becomings is a travelling pavilion that goes out to Europe’s diverse communities and plural societies. After sailing on the four European rivers, the artistic crews will come together in Lisbon for a three-day festival on 7-9 November 2024. Drawing on the symbolic richness of water while underlining the urgencies it also conveys, and emphasising the fluidity of European identity itself, Liquid Becomings brings an unexpected and innovative perspective to the debate on Europe.

The European Pavilion 2024: Liquid Becomings brings together artists and curators from 17 nationalities. Commissioned by the European Cultural Foundation, it is a collaboration of international organisations led by Dutch Stichting Passaros and its network espaço agora now: Teatro Meia Volta (PT), MS Fusion (AU), United Artist Labor (SE), FLOW (PL). It is curated by Bojan Đorđev, Laura Kalauz, Maria Magdalena Kozłowska, Siniša Ilić, Alfredo Martins, Annette Mees, Naomi Russell and Olga Uzikaeva, with Agnieszka Brzezanska and Ewa Ciepielewska.

The announcement of the artists and the boat routes took place during a sail at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers in Belgrade, photo by Bojana Janjić Aga
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