Since its inception, MEXE has been organized in a participatory way, having developed, among other devices, forum spaces open to all who want to think and do together. In this context, and as usual, a collective discussion took place from which emerged the triggering theme for the next edition of MEXE – “The risk”.
The last year has been drawing with particular vagueness and intensity. Inequalities and problems that many people used to experience are today aggravated by a pandemic that has shaken the tyranny of certainties. Disrepute in political life, the estrangement of the sensitive and of bodies, the reinforced power of technology, climatic urgencies, social disorientation, the emptying of the public space, and the difficulty in affirming subjectivities dispute the daily lives of citizens. In an environment and space that often seems to lead to a great impasse, the need to live the risk and its multiple facets impels us towards the active concretion of other futures yet to come. What is this risk, virtual and real, that we live in the here and now? What are its contours and nuances? What can this risk potentiate in a constructive way beyond the production of fear, paralysis, blockage, and control? In the field of artistic creation, political action, democratic discussion and community life, confrontation and difference are inherent elements, as much as risk.
Who we are
MEXE is a continuous restlessness that generates improbable encounters
Executive management support
MEXE is a deep dive in a space of free creation where everyone has a place
MEXE is our collective utopia that makes us believe that it is possible to reinvent reality and other ways of being together
Maria João Mota
Patronage and Partnerships
Mexe is life
MEXE is a festival of art and community without barriers
MEXE is a way of acquiring knowledge
MEXE is a meeting and reunion of people, desires and urgencies. It makes us want to go together to the street to occupy the city.
MEXE frees us from preconceptions and in it I made discoveries that until then I never imagined I would make.
Juan Cabello Arribas
MEXE is voice.
MEXE is about living community by celebrating it through art.
MEXE is a space of a thousand and one opportunities, and where great discoveries can be made.
MEXE is a family reunion, like a Sunday dinner
MEXE is the interaction of community, art and multiculturalism. It is the junction of several countries in a single meeting.
MEXE is a travel space, where I could make my journey and make discoveries as an artist and producer.