Official Opening – ‘Act for Democracy!’
Thursday 31 May
Stadsschouwburg – Rabozaal
We warmly invite you to join us for the official opening of the second edition of the Forum on European Culture: ‘Act for Democracy!’ at 17.00 on Thursday, 31 May at the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam.
At a time when the future of Europe seems more uncertain than ever, artists and thinkers from all over the world are gathering in Amsterdam to exchange ideas about Europe and its future.
At this crucial juncture in European history, we open the second edition of the Forum on European Culture with Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat, one of Turkey’s most critical voices Aslı Erdoğan, and Spain’s most famous and controversial artist Santiago Sierra. With a theatrical contribution by stand-up philosopher Laura van Dolron and music by Julian Schneemann & friends.
What role can artists and thinkers play in Europe, as the people who create and consistently defend the democratic and artistic freedom that defined Europe, yet as those who are now under attack? What is the power and impact of art and imagination for Europe? How should we ‘Act for Democracy’?
The opening will be followed by a reception in De Balie at 19.00.
We would be delighted to welcome you!
Best regards on behalf of the Forum team,
Yoeri Albrecht (Director, De Balie) and Cees de Graaff (Director, DutchCulture)
About Forum on European Culture
The Forum on European Culture is a biennial forum on the strength, impact and value of art and culture for Europe.
The complete programme is now available online and ticket sales have started at www.cultureforum.eu.