Two Lines of Life (or why a rabbit likes weeds) is an exhibition featuring 11 artists and art groups from cities of the former Yugoslavia, today cities located in Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia and the joint work of two curators from Belgrade, which could be described as a process.
Radoš Antonijević, Damir Avdić, Boogie, Uroš Đurić, Vlatka Horvat, IRWIN, Aleksandar Jestrović Jamesdin, Aleksandar Maćašev and Stephen Gee, Vladimir Nikolić, Zoran Todorović, Raša Todosijević
Curators: Mia David and Zorana Djaković Minniti, Cultural Center of Belgrade, Serbia
As part of the european project A.C.T. Democ[k]racy, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
Two Lines of Life (or why a rabbit likes weeds) is an exhibition featuring 11 artists and art groups from Belgrade, Pančevo, Bečej, Čakovec, Zagreb, Tuzla, Ljubljana (cities of the former Yugoslavia, today cities located in Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia) and the joint work of two curators from Belgrade, which could be described as a process.
Proceeding from the notion of democracy to begin with, we asked ourselves to what extent politics actually influences our lives. After some research conducted among our friends, it turned out that there existed two parallel flows of life: one is personal, which we can influence to a greater degree, and the other is political, which we cannot quite influence directly. Dealing with this relationship between the personal and the political, we explored what democracy meant to people around us. We invited artists from Serbia, as well as several artists from the region of the former Yugoslavia, being of the opinion that it is precisely these great differences, both in terms of artistic expression and in terms of political views, which actually constitute the meaning of democracy to us.
Mia David et Zorana Djaković Minniti
The A.C.T. Democ[k]racy project
Two Lines of Life is part of the first phase of the A.C.T. Democ[k]racy project, an initiative that brings together seven institutional players, more than forty artists and over a score of researchers. Combining residencies, seminars and exhibitions, A.C.T. Democ[k]racy will move on from Rennes to Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Cluj in Romania, and finally Belgrade in Serbia, through to August 2014.
Because the withdrawal into separatist identities that occur in many European countries are alarming symptoms of a crisis of democracy within Europe, the partners of A.C.T. Democ[k]racy choose to promote art as a critical space in the fundamental debate on the future of democracy. This is both to recognize the importance of creative freedom, while questioning the training procedures and registration of artists works in the social space.
The A.C.T. Democ(k)racy project is passionately in favour of movement, interchange and openness as the first conditions for the free circulation of ideas and works.
In parallel to the exhibition
"A.C.T. in residence, Cluj in Rennes"
At the EESAB - Rennes
From January 18th to February 1rst, 2013
Hermina Csala, Christian Norbert, Filex Opris, Anton Razvan.
Feedback on works made during the residence in November 2012 in Rennes by students and professors from the University of Arts and Design of Cluj, Romania.
Image: Boogie, Belgrade, 2007
Meeting with Mia David and Zorana Djakovi Minniti
Saturday 19 January 2013, 3pm at La Criée
Thursday 21 February 09:00-18:30
Seminar A.C.T. Democ[k]racy
The European School of Art of Brittany - Rennes - 34, rue Hoche - 35000 Rennes
Education: training in art in its contribution to democratic creativity
On 21 February 2013, in the framework of the European project A.C.T. Democ[k]racy, the European School of Art of Brittany - Rennes hosts the first seminar in a series of three, forming a research and criticism plateform on art and democracy.
Carole Brulard T. (+33) (0)2 23622511 firstname.lastname@example.org
Émilie Cénac T. (+33) (0)2 23622512 email@example.com
Communication: Ms. Solène Marzin firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening on Friday 18 January 2013
Demokratija, performance, Damir Avdić, 7pm
La Criée centre for contemporary art
Place Honoré Commeurec - halles centrales F-35000 Rennes
From Tuesday to Friday 12noon-7pm
Saturday and Sunday 2pm-7pm
Closed on Mondays and public holidays
Easy access to people with restricted mobility