THE OTHER IS ONESELF is an initiative of Sébastien de Ganay mobilizing the artistic community and civil society with the objective of raising public awareness on the issues of forced exile and the strengthening of human rights and democratic values through artistic creation.
On Tuesday, 5th November 2019 the opening event of the initiative for cultural exchange THE OTHER IS ONESELF will take place in Vienna, kicking off a series of events over the following 6 weeks focused on the theme of forced exile and our society’s response to it. The programme will include an exhibition of works contributed by 26 prominent international artists, film screenings, seminars and moderated discussions, culminating in a charity auction conducted by Dorotheum in support of Hilfswerk International’s projects in Lebanon to help Syrian refugees.
The first edition of TOIO revolves around the topic of forced exile and hospitality.
Iris Andraschek // Babi Badalov // Khaled Barakeh // Elisabetta Benassi // Nisrine Boukhari // Bernhard Cella // Adriana Czernin // Ramesch Daha // Sébastien de Ganay // Raffaella della Olga // Sylvia Eckermann // Simone Fattal // Anna Jermolaewa // Mirta Kupferminc // Thomas Locher // Jonathan Monk // Klaus Mosettig // Rudolf Polanszky // Hans Schabus // Slavs and Tatars // Gerold Tagwerker // Florian Unterberger // Martin Walde // Lawrence Weiner // Nil Yalter // Samia Ziadi