www.nettime.org
Nettime mailing list archives

[Nettime-ro] show in Belgrade
perjovschi dan on Thu, 27 Sep 2001 15:24:39 +0200 (CEST)


[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

[Nettime-ro] show in Belgrade


From:	"Branko Dimitrijevic" <branko {AT} dijafragma.com>
Date:	Wed, 19 Sep 2001 14:15:13 +0200
Reply-to:	konverzacije {AT} yahoogroups.com
Subject:	[konverzacije] KONVERZACIJA (a short-notice
show) = info1
Dear Friends,

Museum of Contemporary Art and Centre for Contemporary
Art (Belgrade) 
would
like to invite you to the re-opening of the Museum of
Contemporary Art 
in
Belgrade on October 20 with the exhibition:


KONVERZACIJA

(A Short-Notice Show)



The project.

The project KONVERZACIJA is conceived as an opening
exhibition of the 
Museum
of Contemporary Art in Belgrade under its new
management. During the 
90s
this Museum represented a cultural mirror-image of the
official
war-mongering policy of the Serbian regime.
KONVERZACIJA - the first 
big
international  show of contemporary art in Belgrade in
the last two
decades - mark an attempt to alter the institutional 
treatment of
contemporary art in Serbia. The project is conceived
as a joint project 
of
the Museum and Centre for Contemporary Arts -
Belgrade. The show aims 
at
establishing, re-establishing and confirming
communication among 
artists and
curators in Serbia, in the region, and
internationally.  For this first 
show
of the Museum we are inviting local artists who have
not had any 
opportunity
to exhibit in a "main-stream" art space during the
last ten years, as 
well
as those distinguished international artists with whom
we have been in 
a
certain form of conversation (professional
collaboration, personal 
meetings,
correspondence) throughout the last ten years that
have been marked by 
war,
trauma, isolation and break of even basic
communication. The subtitle 
2A
Short-Notice Show2 describes the situation we have, as
curators, found
ourselves in. Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade
is dedicated to be 
open
to projects that will avoid the usual slowness and
insipidness of
institutions of this kind. We feel that it is
important for the local 
scene
to re-open the Museum with the international show in
which participants 
will
be artists who take an active role in establishing new
links within
international art networks, and take a critical
attitude towards the 
status
of these networks. The opening of the exhibition is
scheduled for 
October
20, commemorating the day when in 1944 Tito's
Partisans along with the 
Red
Army liberated Belgrade from the Nazi occupation and
its quisling
government.



Why KONVERZACIJA?

In many of its meanings, the term conversation is
first of all taken to
denote an informal interchange of thoughts, and to
signal the ability 
to
open that interchange within an isolationist
environment. Conversation 
will
take place in many different aspects during preparing,
mounting and
interpreting this show. Given that to converse implies
a verbal act, it
cannot be literally taken as the theme of the show.
However, most of 
the
invited artists employ forms of conversation in
juxtaposing  sometimes
opposed lines of thoughts and discourses. It is our
intention  to 
present
social and personal implications of this talk with
others. The Latin 
word
conversare means to turn constantly, which is
precisely the aspect of
contemporary art we want to put forward: an ability to
turn positions
through mutual interchange of ideas and actions.
Finally, another 
origin of
the word was also important to confirm the title of
this show: 
conversari in
Latin means to keep company with. This exhibition is
an homage to, 
sometimes
aborted, cooperation during the traumatic period we
tend to exit but 
not to
forget, the period we tend to analyse by not being
brought into line 
with
fixed "solutions".




The space.

The exhibition  will be held in the  modernist
building of  the Museum 
near
the bank of the river Sava across the Kalemegdan
fortress. The internal
space is organised as an open plan exhibition space at
various levels
interconnected by a central staircase, with no
corridors or dividing 
walls.
The continuity of the space allows views over the
different levels from 
the
ground floor to the topmost gallery. The building
represents an example 
of
eminently modern architecture of the late 1950s/early
1960s



The catalogue.

The show will be accompanied by a catalogue planned to
be ready for the
opening. The catalogue will consist of short
introductory texts and 
artists'
pages with illustrations, short CVs and artists'
statements.



List of participating artists:

AES, Dejan An›elković & Jelica Radovanović, Huseyin
Bahri Alptekin, 
Breda
Beban, Luchezar Boyadziev, Phil Collins, Mirjana
Djor›ević, Biljana
Djurdjević, Uro? Djurić, Tomo Savić Gecan, Dejan Grba,
Kendell Geers, 
Roza
el Hassan, Aleksandar Ilić, Zdravko Joksimović, Dragan
Jovanović, Dejan
Kaludjerović, Ivana Keser, Miodrag Krkobabić, Zsolt
Kovacs, Marko 
Kovačič,
Yuri Leiderman, Aleksandar Maća?ev, Nikoleta Marković,
Goranka Matić, 
Era
Milivojević, Mihael Milunović, Oliver Musovik, Zoran
Naskovski, 
Vladimir
Nikolić, Vesna Pavlović, Dan Perjovschi, Marjetica
Potrč, Anri Sala, 
Jayce
Salloum, Neboj?a ©eric ©oba, ©kart, Balint Szombathy,
Nata?a 
Teofilović,
Zoran Todorović, Ra?a Todosijević, Milica Tomić,
Marija Vauda, Vera
Večanski, Dragana ®arevac.



Project by:

Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade

Centre for Contemporary Art - Belgrade



Curatorial team.

Branislava Andjelković, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Belgrade

Branislav Dimitrijević, Centre for Contemporary Art -
Belgrade

Dejan Sretenović, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade



Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade

Usce Save bb.

11070 Novi Beograd

Serbia



October 20 - December 2, 2001









__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
Listen to your Yahoo! Mail messages from any phone.
http://phone.yahoo.com

_______________________________________________
Nettime-ro mailing list
Nettime-ro {AT} nettime.org
http://extra.waag.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-ro
-->
arhiva: http://extra.waag.org/pipermail/nettime-ro