This discussion will explore the contentious role of borders in Europe and beyond, and the way artists are contesting these geographical and cultural perimeters.

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Europe’s borders are increasingly frontlines of political and social dissent. Asylum-seeking and political migration are some of the most significant issues of our time. This discussion will explore the contentious role of borders in Europe and beyond, and the way artists are contesting these geographical and cultural perimeters. At this evening seminar, artist Heath Bunting talked about his project, BorderXing Guide, which consists of ‘walks’ that traverse national boundaries without interruption from customs, immigration, or border police. The project is on display on Tate’s website. German critic and activist, Florian Schneider discussed the disruption of European borders through civil disobedience campaigns. Writer and critic Armin Medosch chaired the discussion.