Mapping Schengen Art – Part VII

Here is the seventh instalment of Schengen border art, an ongoing project in which I map the multifarious ways in which the Old Continent’ (real and imaginary) frontiers have been represented/performed/subverted.


Freedom Bus Project – Crossborder – International Network of History and Art (2015)


Art Bridges Europe – AA.VV. (Itinerant multimedia project 2015)


Residenzpflicht – The invisible borders – Philipp Kuebart (2012-14, exhibition)






The Mediterranean Tunnel  – MTO (street art, 2015)

Med tunnel





Immigration –  Daniel Garcia (2015; mixed media)








Surprising Europe – African migration experiences (multimedia project ; 2013)


Breaching Borders: Art, Migrants and the Metaphor of WasteSteyn and Stamselberg (book; 2014)
Breaching borders





Mapping Europe’s border art – Part III

Here is the third instalment of Schengen border art, an ongoing project in which I try to map the multifarious ways in which the Old Continent’s (real and imaginary) frontiers have been represented/performed/subverted.


Schengen – Helmy Nouh (2013, film)


Schengen film





Migrants moving history: Narratives of diversity in Europe (2007, documentary)


Migrant Moving history







The list – Banu Cennetoglu (2006, installation)







Permanent Waiting Room (2008, Installation)




Melilla – Flo Razowsky (2007, photos)




New Voices from Europe and Beyond’ – ARC Publications/ Literature Across Frontiers (Poetry Anthology Series)









Mapping Europe’s border art – part II

In my previous post I presented the project Schengen border art. What follows are some more examples of creative representations and performances of/about European frontiers. Enjoy!


There is no place – Lisl Ponger (2007, photographs)

There is no place







Foreigners registration office – Ximena Aburto Felis (2007, video)

Foreign registration





Blue Wall of Silence – Vibeke Jensen (2007, installation)



Frontiers – You’ve reached Fortress Europe (2008, videogame)

Fortress Europe game




Schengen – Raphael Haroche (2006, song)

Rafael Schengen



Mapping Europe’s border art – a project

Art and other creative expressions about European borders have been a recurrent theme in this blog. So much so that I have decided to launch a new side project specifically dealing with this topic. After all, isn’t the end of the year a time for new resolutions? The tentative title of this endeveour is ‘Schengen border art’, and I am planning to develop it in the upcoming months. The goal is to map contemporary artistic performances whose main subject is the Old Continent’s frontiers, be it the ‘real’ boundary demarcations in the political, social, economic realms or their imagined projections, and in the people who cross, build or challenge them on a daily basis. These artistic performances can take different forms: from novels, poems and paintings to photographs, videos, sculptures, land art, simulations, installations, theatrical and other types of  ‘live’ performances. The number of these artistic expressions has mushroomed in recent years as a result of the growing interest in (and controversy over) Europe’s borders and their management. Below you will find a preview of this body of work. And stay tuned for updates on this project!

After Schengen – Ignacio Evangelista (2013)



Maritime Incidents – Heiko Schäfer (2008).



Migration, Installation – Raul Gschrey (2010)








Memorabilia – Sabina Shikhlinskaya (2012)








Contained Mobility – Ursula Biemann (2004)





Fortress Europe – Asia dub foundation (2003)

Asia Dub foundation





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