Welcome and Opening of Transeuropa Festival

Matadero - Nave16

25th OCTOBER, 19h - 21h

Welcome to Transeuropa 2017 – Convergent Spaces! The team of Transeuropa welcomes you to the city of Madrid. We will present our objectives for the week, how we plan to make of Transeuropa a point of convergence for political and civil society actors to exchange ideas, concepts and alternatives for a Europe in turmoil.

During the opening, we will present Channeldraw hangs drawings, not people, a symbolic performance of the artivist Gianluca Costantini, known as Channeldraw, who will hang up his original drawing during the opening session of the Festival. His drawings always deal with reality, with ongoing news and actions, and they are used throughout the World by activist, as well as relatives, for manifestations, flash mob, banners and stickers, petitions and so on. He collaborates with other artists, such as Ai Weiwei and Khalid Albahi, in promoting and spreading powerful arts pointing out where there is a violation of Human rights. Human rights are the main focus of his everyday drawing, in particular against death penalty, still active in many countries. Let’s move for a world where we hang just drawings, not people.