PAROL! - writing and art beyond walls, beyond borders is the European arts project connecting the arts, detention and society. Inmates from fourteen prisons in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland and Serbia collaborate with writers, visual and performing artists till April 2015. This collaboration results in exhibitions, lectures and publications.
PAROL! is implemented in fourteen prisons in five European countries with the support of the respective Ministries of Justice and aligned authorities:
Belgium / Dendermonde, Hoogstraten, Oudenaarde, Wortel, Tilburg branch
24 February - 2 March 2015
Art works created by the prisoners of the Women’s Detention Center in Thiva
Romantso Cultural Centre, Anaxagora 3-5, Athens
Generała Władysława Andersa 13, Warszawa
The PAROL! Exhibition in Warsaw WIDZENIA shows different forms of visual art expressions which can be situated on the edge of (audio)visual art, theatre, therapy and public debate.
ART CANNOT BE IMPRISONED
Circolo dei Lettori, Turin
Exhibition of the hand-manufactured raku ceramics and antiqued terracottas, haiku and texts of the prisoners of the prisons in Saluzzo and in Turin.
PAPER WINS OVER STONE
22 January – 21 February 2015
Inmates from Dendermonde Prison collaborate with writers, visual and performance artists. Artists from Italy and France joined inmates from Dendermonde for an inspiring exchange.Read more
Do I Have a Right to Art?
6 November 2014, Belgrade
Apsart organises an European exhibition and conference about working with disadvantaged groups and institutions through art and the creative process.Read more
Dom Omladine, Americana Hall, Belgrade
Writing Without Borders
14 October 2014
Workshop with writing coach Danielle Eeraerts at the exhibition site Landloperskapel, Merksplas. Inmates going into dialogue with people from outside the walls.Read more
ART OF THE BOX
10 – 26 October 2014
Inmates from PSC Hoogstraten (B), the prison of Tilburg (NL), Athens (EL) and Warsaw (PL) collaborate with writers, visual and performance artists.Read more
27 April - 4 May 2014
Four inmates in dialogue with Lien Nollet & Fabien DeLathauwer
Oudenaarde prison, BE
Single screen video, schouwburg De Woeker, Woeker 3
Woeker 7, Oudenaarde
Mobility of Art in Prison between five European countries
Dec. 2013 - Feb. 2015
A cross-bordering exchange of literary & artistic creations
A way of sharing and inspiring co-inmates
The European project PAROL! (2013-2015) establishes a link between art, detention and society at large.
X presents literary and visual work by artists working with inmates from thirteen prisons in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland and Serbia.
The exhibition provides insight into European prison cultures and artistic practices and into the interaction that has taken place between different countries. Ensconced in the Muntpunt collection for a month are literary and visual disciplines ranging from short poetry, slam poetry, photography and video art to the art of storytelling and the graphic arts.
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BE38 7350 1834 1472
ContactAn Leenders: director Creatief Schrijven vzw
Carine De Wilde: project manager
Diederik De Beir: initiator, coordinator word
Karel Verhoeven: curator, coordinator visual art
+ 32 3 229 09 90