Plain Sight DC and the EU National Institutes of Culture in Washington, DC (EUNIC) are proud to present ‘A Window to Europe: Through Literature and Art‘, a series of short exhibitions featuring eleven visual artists from the Washington, DC region who will create work in response to eleven books by European writers, as part of the 2021 ‘Europe Readr‘ project. This exhibition series, in which the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington will be taking part, is presented in partnership with the EUNIC Global and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
The ‘Europe Readr‘ is a curated set of European literature brought together under the concept of ‘The Future of Living‘ to present a variety of perspectives that contribute to the debate on the future of Europe and to put an emphasis on the importance of culture as a driving force of international integration and sustainable development.
Plain Sight is an independent project created by Teddy Rodger and Allison Nance and born out of the many art space closures during the Covid-19 pandemic. By transforming an under-utilized storefront into an active street-view gallery, Plain Sight will present a series of exhibitions created by local artists that can be experienced in a completely contact-free way.
Featured exhibiting artists’ works will explore themes ranging from vulnerability, the natural world, identity, competing human economic and ecological needs, nostalgia, and the limitations of our physical bodies.
Writer and poet Tiziano Fratus will represent Italy and work in contact with Emily Fussner, a visual artist active in Washington DC.
For more information, go to iicwashington.esteri.it