MY ART IS MY REALITY

21/12/2018 – 27/2/2019

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MY ART IS MY REALITY

 

Opening: Friday | 21st December, 2018 | 7 PM

 

Duration: 21st December, 2018 - 3rd February, 2019

 

Curator: Sanja Kojić Mladenov

 

Artists: Gili Avissar, Andreja Kulunčić sa kolektivnom ISTE, diSTRUKTURA, Robert Jankuloski, Romeo Kodra, Stevan Kojić, Siniša Labrović, Valerie Leray, Monika Moteska, Branislav Nikolić, Vessna Perunovich, André Jenö Raatzsch, Emília Rigová, Selma Selman, Irena Sladoje, Andrej Strehovec, Nina Todorović, Selman Trtovac.

 

Exhibition My Art is My Reality examines the volatile positions of power, shifting geopolitical interests, unstable sides and roles. It does so by analyzing the issues in the way the history has been documented, as well as the issues of hidden and forgotten archives and the construction of identities based on dominant standpoints and relations. The long-expected reconciliation at the end of World War only brought about new problems, and the new territorial and economic distribution presented new challenges and sufferings that contributed to the outbreak of World War 2. The burden of the past left an impact on the construction of future, leading to new conflicts and divisions throughout the 1990s in the Balkans. At the same time, on the margin of social processes, an entire history played out – a history of hardship and discrimination of Roma people, which became the hallmark of their national identity.

The concept of this international exhibition rests on the participation of artists and art collectives from Germany, France, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovakia, Hungary, Albania, Israel and Canada, who engage in a (re)interpretation of the memory of violence and its discursive sediments, (de)constructing people’s memory and projecting new (micro)histories by means of reconciliation and togetherness. At the same time, they are placing their own, personal fluid identities within the global processes. These artists use historical case studies, archive materials and personal experiences as resources in their recontextualizations and new presentations. The aim of the exhibition is to point to the significance of memory of violent and traumatic experiences, but also to stress the importance of reconciliation and togetherness by pursuing a contemporary art practice, and, finally, to examine collective and personal identity as changeable categories which are closely tied to social processes.

The subject of memory and reconciliation is of an immense importance for a continuous re-examination and reconstruction of the European perspective and position in the modern, multipolar world, especially in terms of inclusion of minorities in the global culture of memory and diversity. Exhibition titled Memory of Violence and Dreams of the Future (2014) served as the basis for creating a new concept of the interrelatedness of art and social reality, which is aimed at reexamination of the individual’s place within the turbulent social processes, criticizing the discriminatory politics of exclusion of otherness.

Starting from different artistic positions, media of research, geographic locations and cultural patterns, and by taking a contemporary approach to art, artists and art collectives gathered in the project My Art is My Reality have confirmed the importance of new relations, cooperation and communication. By including different marginal positions, especially the Roma, this project marks the hundredth anniversary of establishing peace after World War 1 and provides the basis for the creation of a new platform that would be open for exchange and communication about most diverse topics, including the suppressed and painful histories, traumatic heritage and closed relations.

Starting from different artistic positions, media of research, geographic locations and cultural patterns, and by taking a contemporary approach to art, artists and art collectives gathered in the project My Art is My Reality have confirmed the importance of new relations, cooperation and communication. By including different marginal positions, especially the Roma, this project marks the hundredth anniversary of establishing peace after World War 1 and provides the basis for the creation of a new platform that would be open for exchange and communication about most diverse topics, including the suppressed and painful histories, traumatic heritage and closed relations.

The exhibition is realized within the scope of the international project RISK CHANGE, supported by the European Union's Creative Europe Programme.

MY ART IS MY REALITY

MY ART IS MY REALITY

 


 

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Selma Selman.jpg
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