Category Archives: Exhibitions CRVENA

Izložba i promocija zbornika -Izgubljena revolucija: AFŽ između mita i zaborava

                                            Četvrtak, 29. decembar 2016. godine u 19 sati                                           Galerija suvremene umjetnosti Charlama
(Privredni grad KJP, Centar Skenderija)

Iskustvo pobjede i poraza, afežeovsko i naše, prošlo i sadašnje, podsjetnik je da naše nove i buduće borbe i frontovi koje trebamo utvrditi, i brojne bitke koje trebamo izvojevati stoje otvoreni i jednom otjelovljeni u borbi afežovki za bolje sutra.

Udruženje za kulturu i umjetnost CRVENA vas poziva na izložbu i promociju Zbornika: Izgubljena revolucija: AFŽ između mita i zaborava, koje će se održati u četvrtak, 29.12.2016. u 19 sati, u Galeriji suvremene umjetnosti Charlama.

Zbornik Izgubljena revolucija: AFŽ između mita i zaborava, jedan je od ishoda višegodišnjeg rada Udruženja Crvena na stvaranju online Arhiva antifašističke borbe žena Bosne i Hercegovine i Jugoslavije (http://www.afzarhiv.org/). Dio je to napora da se doprinese kolektivnom znanju o djelovanju Antifašističkog fronta žena, ali i potraga za onom stranom historije koja je uvijek bila na marginama. Unatoč masovnosti koja je bila važan cilj, te kasnije odlika Antifašističkog fronta žena (riječ je o najbrojnijem pokretu žena na našim prostorima i šire), AFŽ ostaje historijskom nepoznanicom. Online arhiv i Zbornik koji je iz njega nastao mogu poslužiti kao historijske lekcije ili čitavi udžbenici, uz pomoću kojih, s onu stranu patrijarhata i revizionističkih ideja totalitarizma, pokušavamo misliti vlastitu historiju, bez da je monumentaliziramo.

Pet autorskih tekstova ispisuju ideološki višestrane reprezentacije AFŽ-a, s jedne strane propitujući revolucionarne lomove, a s druge kontradikcije trenutka koji je označio historijski preokret za žene. U Zborniku, kojem je svoj doprinos dalo i pet bosanskohercegovačkih vizualnih umjetnica, pronalazimo ilustracije ključnih tema Arhiva, kao što su politička, ilegalna i borbena djelovanja jugoslavenskih žena neposredno pred, za vrijeme i nakon Drugog svjetskog rata. Tokom istraživačko-kreativnog procesa koji je prethodio stvaranju Zbornika, osim ilustracija, umjetnice su, u različitim crtačkim tehnikama, producirale i nove radove koji sačinjavaju ovu grupnu izložbu.

Autorice i autor tekstova su: Ajla Demiragić, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Danijela Majstorović, Tijana Okić i Boriša Mraović, dok ilustracije i umjetničke radove potpisuju: Adela Jušić, Aleksandra Nina Knežević, Kasja Jerlagić, Nardina Zubanović i Sunita Fišić.

Na izložbi će po prvi put biti prikazan i video “Drugarica je bila ovdje” sarajevskog umjetnika Maka Hubjera, koji se u recentnom periodu bavi spomenicima socijalističke Jugoslavije i njihovim “arhiviranjem” u prostore izvan političkog.

Zbornik je objavljen uz podršku Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – Southeast Europe, dok su produkcija radova i izložba omogućeni podrškom Fondacije za muzičke, scenske i likovne umjetnosti.

Closing days of the 54. October Salon – No One Belongs Here More Than You

54th October Salon – No One Belongs Here More Than You

Zepter Expo, Former Department Store KLUZ, Masarikova 4, Belgrade

Thursday, November 14

6 p.m. – Walk-through the exhibition

7 p.m. – Alma Suljević, Bosančica (Women’s writing), performance

Zepter Expo, Former Department Store KLUZ, Masarikova 4

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Friday, November 15

7 p.m. – Lala Raščić, The Damned Dam, performance

Zepter Expo, Former Department Store KLUZ, Masarikova 4

Saturday, November 16

1 p.m. – Walk-through the exhibition

5.30 – 6.30 p.m. – CCB team walks you through the October salon, CCB team (high school and university students) organises guided tours for their peers (and other interested parties)

6.30 – 7.30 p.m. – Artedu workshop – what Artedu have we been doing? Presentation of Artedu workshop results

7 p.m. – Lala R aščić, Travel in a Box, performance

Zepter Expo, Former Department Store KLUZ, Masarikova 4

Sunday, November 17

7 p.m. – Lala Raščić, Whatever the Object, performance and closing of the 54th October Salon

Zepter Expo, Former Department Store KLUZ, Masarikova 4

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Next week in Belgrade an exhibition guide No One Belongs Here More Than You will come out, offering documentation on works and artists presented at the 54. October Salon.

In 2014 an exhibition reader will follow with de-construction of the exhibition, its reception and discourse as well as contributions generated in the framework of the curatorial schools which took place at the 54. October Salon.

Read more:

Alma Suljević: Bosančica: Women’s Writing, 2013

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“In this performance I will recite my poems from the collection Črni dudi moga dida, written in the 80s, in the BOSANČICA tone. The poems were published in a literary magazine (Književna revija) a few months before the beginning of the war in Yugoslavia. In medieval Bosnia, depending on the rulers, the men spoke and wrote different languages: old church, Latin, Turkish or the Arabic language and its alphabet, alhamiado, or languages brought by Jews – but women wrote in the women’s alphabet and in the Bosnian language. Thanks to women’s script and its clarity, convenience and ease, today we have a new alphabet – written Cyrillic. What is to be admired here is this phenomenon of a women’s script, in the Bosnian language, also known as Bosančica, being entirely left to women for their correspondence as their right, their secret and their code. I entirely devote this performance to our curators Red Min(e)d.” (Alma Suljević)

Alma Suljević is a contemporary artist from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, the Department of Sculpture, and finished her post-graduate studies in the field of the contemporary philosophy at the University of Sarajevo. Since 1997, she has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, where she lives and works. Alma’s work mostly reflects on topics of war, women and feminism.

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Lala Raščić:  The Damned Dam, 2010; Traveling in the Box, 2007-2009; Whatever the Object, 2013

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“My work is a trans-disciplinary exploration of narrative and the means of delivering it. Rooted in the visual, I am fascinated by words, by the literary, written, spoken: performed. I am not concentrated on a single subject, more often the departure for every new project is a serendipitous find that takes me to journey of discovery through research. Very often my work takes the form of installations, videos and objects, which in correlation form a narrative thread, with the central axis of my projects being performance. My definition of performance is broad; it can be spoken text, video or live performance. My concern is with constructing worlds that communicate with fantasy and reality, but are subverted by a critical approach and contextual readings. For the 54th October Salon, I have been invited to deliver three performances on three consecutive days. I will be performing The Damned Dam, Travel in the Box and Whatever the Object. Each of these performances will be a new, unique rendition of a former project.

The Damned Dam will be the first time I perform, in English, the text from the project originally produced in 2010 as an oral storytelling performance and video performance. The new English version of The Damned Dam exists only as an audio work, produced in 2013, in which I am accompanied by a “saz”, a traditional string instrument. In this last version, the original spoken text, in my native tongue, is carefully translated into English as an epic ballad teeming with alliteration, rhyme and evocative poetic imagery. The story is set in the near future and follows two characters as they battle social injustice and environmental disaster, inspired by motifs from Bosnian oral storytelling traditions.

Travel in the Box is a work, which since its conception, in 2007, has been undergoing transformation each time it was presented. Originally developed as a video performance for a frieze of 22 monitors in foyer of the Threshold Artspace in Perth, Scotland, the work has morphed not only in the medium, but also in content. It’s most ambitious realization was for City of Women, Ljubljana in 2009 when I commissioned several poets and poetesses to write verse on the topic of travelling in a box, inspired by two stories of persons that shipped themselves in a box, in search for a better world. One refers to Henry “Box” Brown, a slave that shipped himself to freedom in 1849, and the other story is of Charles McKinley, a man that stowed away in a box because he was homesick in 2005. In Belgrade I will deliver a lecture performance that maps the versions of the project and interpret the poems I have collected.

Whatever the Object is based on a three channel video installation produced in 2013. Whatever The Object explores the notions of translation and transmutation. I will perform the script originally written for three actresses. It is based on three found pages of an unidentified book, analyzed as an object and a source of meanings. The script follows an almost forensic analysis of the found pages, their content, and their physical properties, concentrating specifically on one sentence singled out from the text because of its cryptic nature. The said sentence is translated and thus re-interpreted through translation into Croatian, English and German. Numerous versions of its translation explore it linguistically, opening the space for the speculation of its meaning, which is in turn deconstructed through the repetitive verbal interpretation of the sentence in the three languages.” (Lala Raščić)

Lala Raščić was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received her art education at he Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb. Her works spans installation, video, performance and painting. She had been an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam; Platform Garanti, Istanbul; Cite des Arts, Paris and Kultur Kontakt, Vienna, amongst others. She has exhibited extensively internationally and in the region. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Future of Europe Art Award, Alpha2000 and is shortlisted for the Henkel Art.Award. Recent solo shows include No Country Other Than Liberty, SIZ, Mali Salon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka (2013); Whatever the Object, GfZK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (2013); A Load from the Inside – Reviewed, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna (2011) and The Damned Dam, POGON, Jedinstvo, Zagreb (2010). Her works are a part of both private and museum collections in Sarajevo, Zagreb and New Orleans. Lala spends her time between Zagreb – where she is the member of HDLU and HZSU artists’ associations; Sarajevo – where she is the board member of the Association for Culture and Art CRVENA; and New Orleans – where she is a member the artist-run gallery Good Children.

Projekcija dokumentarnog filma “Nas je više”

Srdačno vas pozivamo na projekciju dokumentarnog filma “Nas je više”

NAS JE VISE

Film prati priču kandidatkinja na posljednjim lokalnim izborima u Bosni i Hercegovini. Iako mi, žene, jesmo vecina stanovništva, kada je riječ o politici, stanje je drugačije. Zašto se žene ne kandiduju na izborima i šta je potrebno da se dobije glas u politici, pitanja su na koja film pokušava odgovoriti.

Atelje Figure
16.04. 19h

You are kindly invited to the projection of documentary movie “We are the majority”

nasjevise eng (web)Film follows the story of female candidates on the last local elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Even though we, women, are the majority of the population when it comes to politics situation is different. Why women don’t run for elections and what it takes to have a voice in politics are the questions raised in this film.

Atelje Figure
16.04. 19h

Call for the workshop Re:making our city starts on 11th September 2012

The Bring In Take Out Living Archive (LA) Sarajevo Edition will be conducted through the process of creating of a public working and exhibition space on the location of ex military complex Maršal Tito, today fragmented urban area with several functions: University Campus, American Embassy, destroyed buildings with spontaneous urban greening, private hotel and a tennis club with a swimming pool, construction waste dump, etc.

Above mentioned process of creating of the new city space includes recycling/reuse of the  already existing object (Kiosk) that is abandoned on the construction waste dump within the former military complex through experimental architectural workshop:

Re:making Our City

The workshop will be lead by an architect Armina Pilav and will take place from 11th until 27th of September 2012. It is an open workshop to all citizens and interested students from faculty of architecture, fine arts, sociology, landscape, etc.

During the workshop the ex military area is going to be observed as part of the overall Sarajevo urban context in past and present. Kiosk will serve not only as an experimental object for urban recycling and the reuse of different materials, but also as a common space for the imagination and creation of new urban scenarios, as well as a metaphor of a new city.

The workshop will start on 11th September at 10:00 am. The meeting for all interested will be held inside University Campus in front of the Human Right Center of the University of Sarajevo.

Application for the workshop participation can be done here, or at the first workshop meeting or via e mail: arminapilav@gmail.com.

Workshop location visit and preliminary working program will be presented during the first meeting.

Download: Re_making our city_ invitation

Exhibition HIGH-WIRE ACT @ Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille (France) from 16th – 27th May 2012

Contemporary art exhibition on the political, social and personal concept of borders with Loredana Bianconi, Lana Cmajcanin, Leila Cmajcanin, Adela Jusic, Jean-Gabriel Periot, Sarah Vanagt, Vladan Jeremic and Rena Radle.

“Within and on the outside we vote for other manners and actions – for overnight shift of ratio-patriarchal capitalism to temporary feminist and experience based socialism, consumerism to modesty, repressed regulated individual to affirmative self-sustained social being, for direction sign-marks instead of borders.”

Although borders are everywhere, through perspective of human science they are virtual, or just actually real. They are specific constructs mostly associated with the nation state and as such are often presenting (in)direct reason for a war. The nation state concept is becoming ever more obscure and the national government bodies are serving global corporate capital power and federal banks’ interest policy. Even the majority of natural resources are controlled by corporate capital. The capital is the only thing which freely moves beyond any kind of border. It seems it manages to reproduce itself in certain ex-potent concentration. Instead of using the potential of quantum mechanics and attain free and sustainable energy for everyone, we accepted divisional nation state policy as natural and thus completely failed in seeing us as the responsible and emphatic subjects who would in short-term and in long-term manage to keep an overall balance.

On the other hand, there is ever greater awareness that we are social and emphatic beings, not only directly interrelated, but also heavily dependent on each-other. If half of the world is feeling really bad, also another half of the world can’t be happy, because of the empathic process which is happening in every human brain, regardless of social status, nationality, sex, etc.

For a start we should break the border between the ratio and the emotion. All decisions are based on emotions, and not on the ratio as we were thought since the enlightenment period. Today the elements of human, being the emotional animal, are ever more present everywhere, but unfortunately still mostly explained and discussed rationally. It is here where we are lacking tools, methods and strategies to realize it and to be able to deal with it and to talk about it.

The next revolution will be emotional revolution, where borders as we know them today will lose their sense. Nevertheless, the emotions are also one of the most important ways of understanding and feeling the music. The human is just culturally and visually individual, but in the sense of physics and molecular biology we are all made out of the same particles that somehow interact with each-other and take different forms. Initially the project Feria the Fronteras was exactly triggered by this – the experience of physically living at the border makes a specific life dynamic, not because of the division but because of the connections that happen between people regardless to national border.

Dunja Kukovec

You can see pictures from the exhibition here                           *all photos by Rena Raedle