Generating unstable and emancipatory artistic research in Novi Sad
Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
Duration: 22. January – 27. February 2022.
Production: Stanislav Drča
Architect: Donatas Stankevičius
Content and works are taken from exhibitions produced and curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina and New Media Center_kuda.org, Novi Sad. Apsolutno, Studio Archive DT20, New Media Center_kuda.org, Aleksandar Davić, Doplgenger, Čedomir Drča, Slobodan Tišma, Group KÔD & friends, Vladan Joler, Katalin Ladik, Božidar Mandić, Novi Sad City Commune, Bogdanka Poznanović, Judita Šalgo, Predrag Šiđanin, Dragan Vojvodić.
Exhibition © All rights belong to the artist.
The exhibition presents examples of unstable and emancipatory art practices in Novi Sad, from neo avant-garde to contemporary, media and postmedia art. Its starting point are the results of the project “Trajni čas umetnosti”(“Eternal Art Time”), by the New Media Center_kuda.org, aimed at mapping social and artistic history of Novi Sad, presenting a network of protagonists and references, artistic, social and political theories and practices, which influenced the Novi Sad neo avant-garde scene of the 60s and 70s.
The exhibition is a part of Kaunas ECoC 2022 and Novi Sad ECoC 2022 programmes.
Avant-garde processes, as initiators of artistic experiment, innovation, progressiveness, engagement and freedom of artistic expression, marked the artistic and social history of Novi Sad. This raises the question of preserving values in the local environment, its visibility and connection with similar, important activities in regional and international cultural space, as well as their connection to contemporary media and post-media practices.