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ABOUT CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

'Continental Breakfast' is an international co-curatorial and multidisciplinary project founded by Trieste Contemporanea in 2003 and mainly dedicated to investigate the creativity and the innovation in the field of contemporary visual art. It fosters and supports the creation of partnership projects in the field of contemporary art in Central Eastern Europe and is composed at present by a network of institutions in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.

The project deals with the perception of the "other" in and beyond the new Europe, investigating the theme of mutual recognition of a common European identity and searching, in the different European regions, existing elements that can enhance the richness of the common and original cultural identity of Europe. The project studies the common cultural foundations more or less consciously historically rooted in the cultural background of the different areas. Hence the title of the project that defines a type of breakfast that is common throughout Europe but in fact acquires diverse tastes and values through local cultural variations.


Accomplished CB Activities

1. Continental Breakfast Warsaw – The social relevance of contemporary art in Europe, international symposium (March 26 - 27, 2004 – Warsaw, Poland; organisers: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum).
2. Warsaw CB Working Group (WG) meeting (March 27, 2004 – Warsaw, Poland).
3. Venice CB WG meeting (July 10, 2004 – Venice, Italy).
4. Continental Breakfast Belgrade – 45th October Salon, international exhibition (September 10 - October 31, 2004 – Belgrade, Serbia; organiser: Belgrade Cultural Centre, the City Assembly of Belgrade).
5. Continental Breakfast Belgrade – Symbolic and Personal Geographies of Contemporary Art, international conference (September 11-12, 2004 – Belgrade, Serbia; organiser: Belgrade Cultural Centre, the City Assembly of Belgrade).
6. Belgrade CB WG meeting (September 12, 2004 – Belgrade, Serbia).
7. Continental Breakfast Trieste – European Cultures at work, international conference on literature (December 2, 2004 – Trieste, Italy; organiser: Trieste Contemporanea).
8. Continental Breakfast: The expanded Map – Second CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators (June 7-8, 2005 – Venice, Italy; organiser: Trieste Contemporanea).
9. Venice CB WG meeting (June 8, 2005 – Venice, Italy).
10. Continental Breakfast Ljubljana, international conference (September 2-3, 2005 – Ljubljana, Slovenia; organiser: Muzeum Ljubljana).
11. Continental Breakfast Ljubljana – Memory W(h)ole, international exhibition (September 3-20, 2005 – Ljubljana, Slovenia; organiser: Muzeum Ljubljana).
12. Ljubljana CB WG meeting (September 4, 2005 – Ljubljana, Slovenia).
13. Continental Breakfast Tallinn – Nu Performance Festival (November 2-24, 2005 – Tallinn, Estonia; organiser: Kunsthalle Tallinn).
14. Continental Breakfast Maribor – Places of Transition, international exhibition (December 4, 2005 - March 12, 2006 – Maribor, Slovenia; organiser: Umetnostna Galerija Maribor).
15. Continental Breakfast Maribor in London – Young Artists from Slovenia 46N34 15E38 (December 1 – 18 2005 – London,U.K.; organisers: Umetnostna Galerija Maribor, Seven Seven Contemporary Art London).
16. Continental Breakfast Friuli Venezia Giulia 1 – Fuori dal West (Outside the Western World), round table (December 9, 2005 – Trieste, Italy; organiser: Trieste Contemporanea).
17. Continental Breakfast Friuli Venezia Giulia 1 – Chocolate Grinder n° 3 (December 9, 2005 - February 28, 2006 – Trieste, Italy; organiser: Trieste Contemporanea).
18. Continental Breakfast Friuli Venezia Giulia 2 – Pawel Althamer for 'Sculptures in the Park' (April, 2006 – Passariano, Italy; organiser: Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art).
19. Continental Breakfast Budapest – a series of lectures (2006-2007 – Budapest, Hungary; organiser: Ludwig Museum for Contemporary Art).
20. Continental Breakfast: Outposts 2007 – Third CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators (June 7-8, 2007 – Venice, Italy; organiser: Trieste Contemporanea).
21. Continental Breakfast Istanbul: After All..., international conference (22-23 September 2007 – Istanbul, Turkey; organisers: BM Contemporary Art Centre, European Cultural Association).
22. Continental Breakfast: The Pass 2009 – Fourth CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators (June 3, 2009 – Venice, Italy; organiser: Trieste Contemporanea).
23. Words Room – Continental Breakfast Zagreb Conference (26-27 November 2010 – Zagreb, Croatia; organiser: Institute for Contemporary Art Zagreb).
24. Continental Breakfast: Place of Encounter 2011 – Fifth CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators (June 1, 2011 – Venice, Italy; organiser: Trieste Contemporanea).
25. Continental Breakfast: The Fragile Pedestal 2011 – First Trieste Contemporanea Seminar on Art History (June 3-4, 2011 – Trieste, Italy; organiser: Trieste Contemporanea).