AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry
AREFS art and culture association

  • Savon Radan ryhmä organizes activities along the historical Savo line


The Pro Jugendstil Art Foundation (Hungary), in contribution with AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry (Finland), Gradska Radionica (Croatia), Silat Wassel (Lebanon), Al-Phoenix (Palestine) and the Oyoun Masr Association (Egypt) organizes the project “City in a Box”.

This is a traveling exhibition and a conference. The exhibition is going to be held in all participating countries, between the 1st of February and the 31st of July. The topic of the artworks is “The cultural diversity of your city”. Our main idea is to start an international conversation through the language of visual arts about the diversity, the coexistence of different nations and cultures in one city in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The only restriction to the works is that they have to fit into a shoe-box.
From every country there are two artists selected, a male and a female, this will show how the two genders face the same problems, how they experience the same society.
The closing conference will give the possibility to the artist to meet and experience a new city together. At the same time art professionals and civil organizations will be able to share their experiences and knowledge about the tendency of multiculturalism in big cities around the world.

Finnish artists can apply by sending an email to  with the subject "CITY IN A BOX".

The project is an initiative of "PRO JUGENDSTIL ART FOUNDATION" - Hungary, in cooperation with AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry(Finland), Gradska Radionica (Croatia), Silat Wassel (Lebanon), Al-Phoenix (Palestine) and the Oyoun Masr Association (Egypt)












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