The Republic of Užupis is a micro nation.
The Republic of Užupis has three mottos.
translated into twenty three languages.
To know more about The Republic of Užupis click HERE
For the year of 2020 the artist’s residency in The Curfew Tower is being curated by The Republic of Užupis.
The weight of these curatorial duties will fall mainly on the shoulders of Gleb Divov.
Gleb Divov is a citizen of The Republic of Užupis and an inventor.
Gleb Divov is also the Minister for Sound, Events and Innovations for The Republic of Užupis.
Republic of Užupis is also currently situated in the country known as Lithuania.
The Curfew Tower has acted as an artist’s residency since 2003.
The Curfew Tower is also currently situated in County Antrim, Ireland.
Since 2009 each year The Curfew Tower has been curated by a different set up.
2009: Void in Derry
2010: Catalyst Arts in Belfast
2011: Eastside Projects in Birmingham
2012: Static in Liverpool
2013: Spike Island in Bristol
2014: The Seamus Heaney Centre in Belfast
2015 / 2016: Nothing but Longing in Jerusalem
2017: Penthouse in Manchester
2018: Neu! Reekie! in Edinburgh
2019: Searching for the Miraculous in Miami
On the 1st of January 2020, Zippy Kearney raised the winter flag of The Republic of Užupis, on a makeshift flagpole, on the top of The Curfew Tower. The flag will remain flying there until winter passes, when Zippy Kearney will ceremonially lower the flag and hoist the Spring flag of The Republic of Užupis – acts of God aside.
/ as seen on January 14, 2020 at www.penkilnburn.com /