What does it look like — the "artistic face" of Europe today? And how can art encourage dialogue? The international exhibition project "Diversity United" sets out to give tentative answers. It presents a complex and diverse tableau of contemporary artistic practises in Europe.
The exhibition comprises works by 90 artists from 34 European countries. It was conceived by a curatorial committee of international exhibition-makers.
"Diversity United" offers an opportunity to reflect on some of the most relevant issues of our times:
"How do artists from different generations and backgrounds respond to today's pressing issues, and to Europe's past and future? Their works are commentaries on the themes of power and equality, migration and territory, political and personal identity — and on the recurring question of Europe's role in the world. At its essence, art is unbounded and inspires us to reflect anew in a free exchange of ideas which transcend borders and differences".
"Diversity United" first opened in Berlin, at the former Tempelhof airport, in June. At the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, it will be on display from 23.11.2021. Thereafter, the exhibition is to travel to Paris.
The exhibition is held under the patronage of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
The panel is organized by the Goethe-Institut St. Petersburg as part of the cultural programme of the "Year of Germany in Russia 2020–21".