The Polish-German-Israeli program about artist exchange called "Exercising Modernity" is going into its third round. The topics of the program are the ways in which modernities across the world have envisioned the future and the new man and woman, new society, new ways of life and new everyday order.
In 2021 the Exercise Modernity Academy "We were / are the Future" is designed for researchers specialising in humanity, curators, architects, and artists who come from or reside in Israel, Germany or Poland. The academy will be parted in two phases. The first phase will take place during January and February 2021 in an online format. Phase 1 focuses on three main topics: new ideas and visions, new art for a new life and new states and societies.
Phase 2 is going to take place between May and June 2021. It is going to be offline if the state of the pandemic allows it. Transport and accommodation costs will be covered partially.
The participation at the academy is free, the deadline for application is 20 December 2020.
The Academy is organised by Pilecki Institute Berlin, The Liebling Haus – White City Center and Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is a national cultural institute, whose mission is to build and communicate the cultural dimension of the Poland brand through active participation in international cultural exchange. The Institute has carried out cultural projects in 70 countries. As of early 2016, the AMI has presented more than 5,500 cultural events, attracting an audience of more than 52 million on five continents.
The Pilecki Institute is working in Berlin to strengthen international cooperation and to offer a new scope for researching and processing the experiences of the 20th century, including the importance of European phenomena such as democracy and freedom in recent history.
The Liebling Haus – The White City Center was co-founded by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and the German government at a historical and cultural crossroad in the heart of Tel Aviv.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)