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art in conflicted countries - debate

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been the scene of violent conflict for more than twenty years. Many residents have chosen or were forced to leave the country. Choreographer Faustin Linyekula did the opposite, returning to his homeland Congo, where he founded an art institution. What function can art and art centers have in a country in conflict? Linyekula will go into conversation with Dessy Gavrilova, who is the founding director of The Red House – Center for Culture and Debate in Sofia. Both their art centres are based in countries in conflict. The program will be moderated by Yoeri Albrecht, director of De Balie.