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"EU-MAN Presents The Third Culture"
2007-03-01 until 2007-03-18
PURISTAMO of the Cable Factory
Helsinki, , FI Finland

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of establishing the European Union Migrant Artists’ Network (EU-MAN), Helsinki will witness a large-scale exhibition called “the Third Culture”, which will be held in the PURISTAMO of the Cable Factory. The opening will be on the 1st of March 2007, Mr. Risto Ruohonen the Finnish government museums Director General will host the opening of the exhibition, which is scheduled to continue till the 18th of March. 23 participants from 5 EU countries and 12 different nationalities will participate in the exhibition; EU-MAN will publish a catalogue for this exhibition. The articles that the catalogue contains are written by four art critics, Taava koskinen, Otso Kantakorpi, Ali Najjar and Farouk Yousif.

EU-MAN was established on the 10th of January 1997 in three EU countries Finland, Denmark and Holland; it now has about 200 members in 13 EU member, about 60 members live and work in Finland. The main office is located in Helsinki.

EU-MAN has published several publications and continues to publish a quarterly magazine called “Universal Colours”, which is distributed to more than 500 art organizations, relevant organizations and individuals, in each edition, the magazine focuses on one artist as the artist of the issue, and it deals with many matters such as a current news, exhibitions’ reviews, articles about art in general and migrant art in particular.

EU-MAN arranged 17 international exhibitions in Finland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden Poland and Russia; more than 120 members benefited of those exhibitions.

EU-MAN has participated intellectually of the EU visual art and cultural life, and “The Third Culture” large-scale project is one of these participations.

The Third Culture concept that EU-MAN took on since its starting, was parallel to all its other activities, because it is the culture of the “in-between” or the focus of EU-MAN on the hybrid culture between the first culture of the migrant and the second one of the hosting country.

The Third Culture is in coinciding with a well known theory with the same name, that theory, which treats the conflict between the humanists and the physical scientific studies.


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