Asta Vrečko’s Interview with Aleksander Bassin
10 June 2019, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana. The interview “The Non-Aligned Movement and All the Related Exhibitions Helped Foreground Art” was conducted at the occasion of the Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned exhibition, since Bassin had been actively involved in various fields of Yugoslavia’s international collaborations in culture.
New Mappings of Europe is a two-year collaborative project of four different art and cultural institutions from Serbia, Slovenia, Austria and the United Kingdom, which will generate knowledge about the migrants’ cultural heritage in Europe and make cultural and art institutions more accessible to local communities of migrants of the first and second generations as well as to the new communities of asylum seekers and refugees. The project consists of four exhibitions, accompanied by a rich public mediation programme, artist residencies, a common web platform, and an international conference. The aim of the project is twofold: on the one hand to deal with past phenomena related to migrations, and on the other, to link these phenomena to current migrations.