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INSTITUTE ERGO SUM

The ERGO SUM Institute is a non-profit organisation operating in the general interest in contemporary art and culture. In cooperation with international partners, we develop theoretical and artistic creation, primarily in exhibition, education, and theory. The basic concept is to implement programmes in visual arts, performing arts, intermedia arts, theoretical research, and publishing. Programme activities include events in galleries and public spaces, group and solo exhibitions, installations, performances, project presentations, conferences, a publishing programme, publications of books and catalogues, and so on.

Through intensive international cooperation in the artist and theorist exchange programme, we seek to carry out top artistic and cultural programmes. We connect with related domestic and international institutions and strive for the constructive networking of various important stakeholders. Our guidelines relate to global art production researching major issues of contemporary society within ethical, political, aesthetic, and social contexts.

Provision and support for the Institute's art programmes

The ERGO SUM Institute participates in international programmes as an organiser, co-organiser, and partner in various art projects partly financed from EU funds and private European art funds. The Institute’s programmes are regularly funded and supported by cultural grants, donors, sponsors, private collectors, volunteers, and other art lovers.

What people say about Institute ERGO SUM

  • I love it! The artist work was amazing, unbelievable how deep thinking.

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  • We were blown away... just super!

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  • Interesting points of views. Amazing!

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  • Had a wonderful evening. Exhibition was fantastic!

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ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE ERGO SUM

Accommodation in the art residency lasts from a few days up to two month. Invited artists are provided with an apartment and a working space in which their ideas can be brought to life. Artist -in- residence ERGO SUM program is dedicated to supporting artists regionally, nationally and internationally and promoting contemporary art. The residence is a place where artists work, conduct research and where exhibitions introduce a variety of contemporary art and social practices. The residence goal is to present art and artists in a way that enriches the community, through the creative process during open studios, exhibitions and educational programs.

The aims are:

  • to provide the artist with the time and space needed to create
  • to promote the role of the Artist-in-residence programmes as a vital part of the contemporary art practice
  • to stimulate the artist’s creative development and mobility and to promote intercultural understanding
  • to establish a new intellectual space
  • to promote the exchange of artists

 

Interested artists are asked to send us:

  • A short explanation why you chose the ERGO SUM residence
  • A brief presentation of the planned project
  • Examples of their work or address of their website and contact

For any further questions please contact us by email.

We Love Ideas

 

Ars longa, vita brevis.

KIRIBATI PAVILION - 57th LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

The art project ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS! / SINKING ISLANDS, UNSINKABLE ART, was created with the cooperation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Kiribati, with the Kiribati Cultural Centre and Museum and with the Institute ERGO SUM. The art project reflects on the vulnerable position of its art, which has preserved throughout history the unique and primal nature of culture and customs. The mere existence of the island country of Kiribati is under threat – due to the effects of climate change, it is in danger of disappearing into the Pacific Ocean. Kiribati is a country in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, consisting of 33 paradise atolls with beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, in recent decades, the water has been inescapably taking back the land, day after day, year after year. Even though Kiribati culture is vulnerable to the dangers of the Pacific Ocean, it will never be forgotten. In accordance with the tradition, it will be passed onto future generations. Their dance and songs are more than just culture or art, they are their way of living. With singing and dancing, they honour life, which is fleeting, but they constantly transfer their knowledge to those who follow, and with it their identity which is closely tied to their traditional art, since in the end, art is what remains forever. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis!

Participating performers: 

Performance group Kairaken Betio

Performers are (b. different ages-generations, Republic of Kiribati): Teroloang Borouea, Neneia Takoikoi, Tineta Timirau, Teeti Aaloa, Kenneth Ioane, Kaumai Kaoma, Runita Rabwaa, Obeta Taia, Tiribo Kobaua, Tamuera Tebebe, Rairauea Rue, Teuea Kabunare, Tokintekai Ekentetake, Katanuti Francis, Mikaere Tebwebwe, Terita Itinikarawa, Kaeua Kobaua, Raatu Tiuteke, Kaeriti Baanga, Ioanna Francis, Temarewe Banaan, Aanamaria Toom, Einako Temewi, Nimei Itinikarawa, Teniteiti Mikaere, Aanibo Bwatanita, Arin Tikiraua.

Performance group Kairaken Betio are maintaining the old tradition of the Republic of Kiribati with the traditional and modern performances. They are devoted to dance and preservation of their Kiribati traditions. They are performing around the Pacific countries

 Performance group Ngaon Nareau

Performers are (b. different ages-generations, Republic of Kiribati): Teata Tetoki, Raakai Ianibata, Taorobwa Bakatokia, Tekaei Kaairo, Nabiri Kaaraiti, Abetena Itaaka, Bwobwaka Bwebwere.

Performance group Ngaon Nareau are maintaining the old traditions of Republic of Kiribati which has been preserved for hundreds of years. Through singing traditional songs they are maintaining the original Kiribati language. They are devoted to singing and preservation of their Kiribati traditions. They are performing around the Pacific countries

 Visual Artist

Daniela Danica Tepes

Visual artist Daniela Danica Tepes is known for the illusion of duality because her works are always suggesting that nothing is as it seems at first glance. The visual artist leaves the viewer to develop his own feelings while he is involved in the highly spiritual and parallel virtual world that she has created.

 

For more information you are kindly invited to check our sidebar navigation menu: KIRIBATI PAVILION

Saturday 13 May 2017 - Sunday 26 November 2017 Kiribati Pavilion at 57th La Biennale di Venezia (Location: Palazzo Mora - European Cultural Centre)

Wednesday 28 September 2016 Exhibition DDT- Baseco die! So that I may live. Within 15. Slovenian Festival of NGOs LUPA (assistance in raising awareness of human trafficking to The Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights Koper).

Friday 24 June 2016- Kiribati National Cultural Centre And Museum Solo Exhibition ``Where do we go from here (next invitation to the COP 2065)`` (Artist DDT) Institute ERGO SUM Production

June 2016 Institute ERGO SUM visiting The Republic of Kiribati

Saturday 16 January 2016 to Monday 15 February 2016Solo Exhibition``Islands of Kiribati``(DDT)

Saturday 10 October 2015 to Sunday 8 November 2015Solo Exhibition – Where do We go From Here ( Artist DDT)

Thursday 17 September 2015 at 4pm Children's workshop: Creating with recycled materials

Monday 10 August 2015 at 8pmA presentation/conversation - Various pitfalls in the exhibition policies of our time (A group of young artists)

Tuesday 28 July 2015 at 8pmLecture - Develop the ability to adapt it to thematic exhibitions (A group of young artists)

Monday 18 May 2015 at 8pmLecture - From idea to realization -motivating the young entrepreneurs (Nina Tepeš)

Monday 11 May 2015 at 8pmA presentation/conversation - How to exhibit young artists (A group of young artists)

ARTISTS

Performance group KAIRAKEN BETIO

Performers are (b. different ages-generations, Republic of Kiribati):

Teroloang Borouea, Neneia Takoikoi, Tineta Timirau, Teeti Aaloa, Kenneth Ioane, Kaumai Kaoma, Runita Rabwaa, Obeta Taia, Tiribo Kobaua, Tamuera Tebebe, Rairauea Rue, Teuea Kabunare, Tokintekai Ekentetake, Katanuti Francis, Mikaere Tebwebwe, Terita Itinikarawa, Kaeua Kobaua, Raatu Tiuteke, Kaeriti Baanga, Ioanna Francis, Temarewe Banaan, Aanamaria Toom, Einako Temewi, Nimei Itinikarawa, Teniteiti Mikaere, Aanibo Bwatanita, Arin Tikiraua.

Performance group Kairaken Betio is maintaining the old tradition of the Republic of Kiribati with the traditional and modern performances. They are devoted to dance and preservation of their Kiribati traditions. They are performing around the Pacific countries. Consists of about 20 young teenage boys and girls.

Year of establishment, 17th December 2012

 

Competition has been attended:

Kiribati Independence Open Dance, Bairiki, Tarawa, Kiribati (2013);

Kiribati Independence Open Dance, Bairiki, Tarawa, Kiribati (2014);

Kiribati Independence Open Dance, Bairiki, Tarawa, Kiribati (2015);

Kiribati Independence Open Dance, Bairiki, Tarawa, Kiribati (2016);

Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture, Hagattina, Guam (2016)

Performance Group NGAON NAREAU

Performers are (b. different ages-generations, Republic of Kiribati):

Teata Tetoki, Raakai Ianibata, Taorobwa Bakatokia, Tekaei Kaairo, Nabiri Kaaraiti, Abetena Itaaka, Bwobwaka Bwebwere.

Performance group Ngaon Nareau are maintaining the old traditions of Republic of Kiribati which has been preserved for hundreds of years. Through singing traditional songs they are maintaining the original Kiribati language. They are devoted to singing and preservation of their Kiribati traditions. They are performing around the Pacific countries

 Year of establishment, 13TH June 2007

 

Competition has been attended:

Independence Dancing Competition, Tarawa, Kiribati (2014);

Independence Dancing Competition, Tarawa, Kiribati (2015);

Independence Dancing Competition, Tarawa, Kiribati (2016);

13th Pacific Festival of Arts and Culture, Hagattina, Guam (2016)

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E-mail: info@institute-ergosum.org
Web: www.institute-ergosum.org

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Director : Nina Tepeš
E-mail: nina.tepes@institute-ergosum.org