The exhibition is a curatorial selection of works presented in September and October in Poznan. The Erased walls exhibition was initiated by Tomek Wendland as an international cooperation among diverse institutions.
Yossi Atia & Itamar Rose /IL/, Ondřej Brody & Kristofer Paetau /CZ/, Democracia (Iván Lopéz & Pablo Espaňa) /E/, Lucia Dovičáková /SK/, Tomáš Džadoň /SK,CZ/, Richard Fajnor /SK/, Clemens Fürtler /AT/, Grupa 4! /PL/, Rudolf Herz /DE/, Peter Kees /DE/, Marek Kvetán /SK/, Otis Laubert /SK/, Stano Masár /SK/, Tamara Moyzes & Shlomi Yaffe /SK, CZ, IL/, Vladimír Nikolić /YU/, Roland Schefferski /PL, DE/, Tomáš Vaněk /CZ/, Oleg Yushko /BY,DE/, Dušan Zahoranský /SK/
curated by Juraj Čarný
Each reflection on the subject of boundaries presupposes the existence of differences and diversity. Interpersonal, social, and artistic ones. Gone are the borders which until recently had separated us from the isolated territories, and the space unfolds in front of us in which to analyse new issues. In what kind of space do we function today, and what does the unexpectedly new dimension of liberty mean for us? How to cope with the radical and theoretically infinite degree of freedom of thought, movement, and assembly? Where do the new, surreptitious frontiers spring up, what is their character, dangers and what will those limitations spell for us in the future?
The concept of the No Walls? section at the Erased Walls exhibition revolves around the analysis of the notion of “boundary” as it was construed in the past, as a contrast to its potential, new, more alternative interpretation. A boundary, not only as a wall seen from a distance, surrounded with electrified barbed wire. A boundary as an invisible barrier of societal and social relations, incompatible political systems, erasing symbols and signs by means of which states are differentiated, a boundary we build ourselves, acting upon our will to preserve integrity, originality and specificity.
The exhibition Erased walls in Bratislava is a curatorial selection of works presented in September and October in Poznan. The Erased walls exhibition is curated by: Georgi Begun, Noam Braslavsky, Juraj Čarný, Nika Kukhtina, Matthias Reichelt, Sławomir Sobczak, Raman Tratsiuk & Volha Maslouskaya, Marianne Wagner-Simon, Tomasz Wendland. The exhibition in Bratislava is curated by Juraj Čarný
The Erased walls exhibition was initiated by Tomek Wendland as an international cooperation among the following institutions: Culture Centre “Zamek” in Poznan /PL/, ConcentArt e.V. and Freies Museum in Berlín /DE/, Central European Institute of Contemporary Art in Brno /CZ/ and SPACE in Bratislava. The series of exhibitions was launched in Freies Museum in Berlin in October 2009, followed by the exhibitions in Poznan (11 September – 30 October), Berlin (7 October – 30 October) and Bratislava (4 November – 3 December).
The exhibiton opening includes presentation of residential project of photographer Susan van Hengstum /NL/, in cooperation with BANSKA ST A NICA /SK/. More infos about this project can be seen here
Partners: CEICA, ConcentArt, Freies Museum Berlin, Kontekst Sztuki | the project is realized thanks to: EACEA, EU Culture Programme, Ministry of Culture and Cultural Heritage of Poland, Ministerstvo kultúry a cestovného ruchu SR, City of Poznan, Urzad Marsalowski Wojewodztwa Wielkopolskiego
Media partners: Flash Art CZ&SK Edition, artyčok.tv
SPACE, founded in 1999 as a non-profit gallery covers several independent projects which focus on presentation of contemporary art both in Slovakia and around the world, residency programs, public art projects and publication activities.
Opening: 4th November at 6 pm
Velehradska 7/A, 821 08 Bratislava
opening hours: 1-5.30 pm