We are increasingly experiencing – in Europe and around the world – that democracies are in crisis. Triggered by economic and political turning points, but also by challenges caused by wars, flight and displacement, some of which are emotionalized, distorted and stylized into serious crises in societies dominated by social media. Against this backdrop, artists all over the world are working to demand and maintain appreciation and free access to democratic processes.
They are also concerned with constantly renegotiating the topic of democracy as an ongoing social process in a new and controversial way. They do this on various levels in terms of content and form. Projects and discourse formats that are currently being developed in this sense are taken up by the production houses, promoted, presented at festivals and curatorially linked.