Open Space for new encounters, reflections, and co-creation: exploring inspiration, motivation and artistic creation of artists engaged with themes of war, conflict, displacement and social (in)justice.
This was part of an Open Space of the INSPIRE project examining artistic inspiration, creative practice and imagination in the context of war, conflict, exile and oppression carried out by Kasia Grabska at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo. With visual artists Chuu Wai and Anna Konik, Marisa Cornejo, Kasia co-organized an open space in Geneva at Utopiana and Espace Kugler with artists who have lived experiences of exile, displacement, violent conflict or political persecution and whose creative practice relates to these themes. Through their personal experiences and methodologies invited artists created a hybrid, multi-layered perspective on the creative space of exile and political oppression.
During the open space, the artwork from an earlier INSPIRE workshop which is a life size painting, created with the methodology of Chuu Wai was exhibited.