Paul Hoßfeld's project WARRIORS-GENERATION-EUROPE addresses a European generation that is dealing with common cross-border issues.It is a freely accessible photo exhibition that is held using urban furnishings, such as backlit advertising billboards, in public spaces.
The project showcases full body portraits of young European adults between the ages of 25 and 37.
The exhibition travels through 30 European cities and is accompanied by a series of conferences and discussions. Here, people from various social backgrounds reflect and discuss European culture, society and identity.
The objective is to establish the similarities and differences of the various cultures in Europe. This discursive research focuses on the perspective held by this generation of young adults.Overall, this European project is first and foremost a broad-minded and easily accessible forum. The cultural origin and age do not play a role here, as the topics addressed are ultimately universal and span several generations.
The exhibition starts on May 13, 2013 in Strasbourg.The exhibition and debate are held as part of the "Festival of Europe" there.
It will draw to a close with a grand finale in Berlin in 2016.
"The Council of Europe “Cultural Event” Label recognises a small number of exceptional and innovative artistic projects, which convey strong messages related to the Council of Europe’s mission and values and address key challenges of the European societies of today."