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THE ALIEN WITHIN – A living laboratory of Western society
14.11 2014 – 1.3 2015

Programme Nov/Dec

In response to the prevailing mood of political exhaustion and great instability of the overall political climate in and around Europe, The Alien Within questions the future of Western society, in particular the endangerment of its structures by a conscious deployment and politicization of fear as a new norm.

Within such a scenario, many questions arise: Should art practices address inconvenient issues head-on, forcing us to take a position? Can they dominate our demons, exorcise our undesirable fears in good? Does fear form the basis for a 21st-century European cosmopolitanism able to confront the wish for government and ungovernable paranoia? Can a medium-sized Scandinavian city like Malmö epitomize this model, and be celebrated for it?
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