Works on paper - graphics, drawings by artists working in non-EC European Countries.
A touring exhibition in England, Lithuania, Norway, Iceland and Bulgaria.
Ryan and Predrag Pajdic initiated this project. They will be the two key
Project will be under the administration of the following arts foundations:
Ciurlionis National Museum of Lithuania, Kaunas, Lithuania
City Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
London Exhibition (March, April 2002) will be under the following administration
Woodfine: Lecturer in Drawing, Wimbledon School of Art (Attached to
Pirdo: Artlink Art and Public Relations, advice on tour, targeting
Heber-Percy and Bridget Ashley Miller (Directors of Percy Miller Gallery,
and specific work will change for each venue,
provide a continuing platform for drawing, graphic, work on paper.
expose audiences to a neglected area of artistic endeavour which
The project is innovative in that this is an area relatively unexplored curatorially, and rarely used as a basis for contemporary exhibitions. Is drawing important to artists today?
people see it as a live, developing practice? Is it a craft or and intellectual/conceptual
Most artists involved are used to hanging exhibitions site-specifically.
Drawings do not always end up between a mount and glass. Expectations of how a graphic exhibition might look will not be met by this exhibition.
will the project be structured?
Areas of expertise listed above will be delegated to the relevant people.
leg of the tour will be tailored to suit the venue. (This will allow development
support Equal Opportunities (See our policy below). Artists have been
offer regardless of gender, colour, ethnic or national background, religious
or political beliefs, trades union membership, family circumstances, sexual
orientation or other irrelevant distinction.
in this sense can include any art form and is a visual language. We do
not mean only
project has strengthened these links and has also brought in new artists.
our original, successful, application for R&D to the London Arts Board
we proposed selecting artists from non-EEC, European countries especially
Eastern Europe because we had
Throughout our plans have been to include a majority of artists from Eastern Europe and in no way was this a ´ticking the box´ syndrome.
is a truly international show, involving the National Gallery of Lithuania
in Kaunas, Norway at Gallery 3,14 in Bergen, The City Gallery in Sofia,
Bulgaria as well as London UK at
Crossing the Border is an exhibition of visual artists from countries known as ´Eastern/Central
Europe´ (Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria etc.) alongside other Non-EC countries (Norway, Iceland)