Featured Artists: Hoesy Corona, Alanna Reeves, Mike Thron, Michal Gavish, Julie Wills, MK Bailey, Antonio McAfee, Emily Fussner, Stephanie Williams, Lionel Frazier White III, and Sobia Ahmad.
Featured Writers: Lukas Jüliger, Roser Capdevila, Bernardo P. Carvalho, Julia Fiedorczuk, Axel Lindén, Drago Jančar, Marek Šindelka, Tiziano Fratus, Michael Roher, Ann De Bode, and Laurie Agusti
The Europe Readr is a curated set of European literature brought together under the concept of “The Future of Living” to present a variety of perspectives that contribute to the debate on the future of Europe and to put an emphasis on the importance of culture as a driving force of international integration and sustainable development.
Featured exhibiting artists’ works will explore themes ranging from vulnerability, the natural world, identity, competing human economic and ecological needs, nostalgia, and the limitations of our physical bodies.
Sept 27 - Oct 13
Germany: Hoesy Corona + Lukas Jüliger
Spain: Alanna Reeves + Roser Capdevila
Oct 17 - Nov 2
Portugal: Mike Thron + Bernardo P. Carvalho
Poland: Michal Gavish + Julia Fiedorczuk
Nov 6 - 22
Sweden: Julie Wills + Axel Lindén
Slovenia: MK Bailey + Drago Jančar
Nov 28 - Dec 14
Czech Republic: Antonio McAfee + Marek Šindelka
Italy: Emily Fussner + Tiziano Fratus
Dec 18 - Jan 3
Austria: Stephanie Williams + Michael Roher
Belgium (Flanders): Lionel Frazier White III + Ann De Bode
Jan 7 - 23
France: Sobia Ahmad + Laurie Agusti
Roser Capdevila (1939) is an artist, writer and illustrator. As an artist, she created graphics, oil paintings and watercolours; in 1980, she devoted herself to illustration, especially for children and young adults. Since 1990, she has been involved in the production of The Triplets animated series. Her works have been translated into all major languages. In 2010, she received the Spanish Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts and the Medal of Honour of the Parliament of Catalonia.
Readers follow an inquisitive bird flying over the city, only to stop at places where something interesting is happening: the city park, the mall, the bus station and the train station. The illustrations of the urban everyday life are full of wonderful details that catch the eye only after leafing through the book a couple of times: that way, we can find a character or two who come with us. The book promotes interactive reading, with readers composing their own stories about the hustle and bustle of the modern city.