Kurt & Plasto
Herma Auguste Wittstock
Noemi Martinez Chico
First Outdoors Touring Balkan Project 2002/2003. Project Bound/less Borders is conceived as an outdoor exhibition, in the public space of the city, which will present artists from Balkan countries belonging to Stability pact. About forty artists will realize for this project large scale digital prints installed on city billboards and on the facades of the buildings.
First Outdoors Touring Balkan Project 2002/2003
Curated by: Biljana Tomic (Students Cultural Center Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia) and Dobrila Denegri (ICA / nKA, Belgrade, Serbia), Ruxandra Balaci (National Museum, Bucharest, Rumenia), Dunja Blazevic (Contemporary Art Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Iara Boubnova (National Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria), Petar Cukovic (National Museum, Cetinje, Montenegro), Jurij Krpan (Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Edi Muka (National Gallery,Tirana, Albania), Zoran Petrovski (Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia), Darko Simicic (Institute of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia)
In collaboration with::: Rene Block (Fridrizianum Museum, Kassel, Germany)
Initiated & promoted by::: Goethe Institute Inter Nationes, Belgrade
Head coordinator::: Dr. Herwig Kempf, Director Goethe Institute Inter Nationes Belgrade
Program coordinator::: Susie Vasovic Bohse, Goethe Institute Inter Nationes Belgrade
Organization::: Biljana Tomic and Dobrila Denegri
Artists participating::: Anri Sala, Alban Hajdinaj, Adrian Paci, Edi Hila (Albania); Nebojsa Seric-Soba, Group Trio, Kurt & Plasto, Sejla Kameric (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Alla Georgieva, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Kiril Prashkov (Bulgaria); Vlado Martek, Ivan Seremet, Leo Vukelic, Marin Gril (Croatia); Antoni Maznevski, Zaneta Vangeli, Slavica Janeclieva, Hristina Ivanoska (Macedonia); Lazar Pejovic, Igor Rakcevic, Milija Pavicevic, Jelena Tomasevic (Montenegro); Zeljka Jovic, Tanja Ristovski, Svetlana Djord|evic, "1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 1" (Herma Auguste Wittstock, Katerina Katsifaraki, Noemi Martinez Chico, Ivana Smiljanic) (Serbia); Vuk Cosic, Davide Grassi, PerformansIve Tabar, Vadim Fishikin, (Slovenia); Group SubReal, Alina Pentac & Nicolae Comanescu (Rostopasca Group), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (Rostopasca Group), Stefan Cosma & Daniel Gontz, Mircea Cantor & Gabriela Vanga (Romania).
Project for the exhibition Bound/less Borders was initiated by Goethe Institut in Belgrade and in Munich, as a reflection of democratic cultural and political changes in Yugoslavia as well as of actual processes of opening and re-establishing of the dialogue with other areas of Balkan and Europe.
By the end of the '90 and beginning of 2000 has been organized a series of European manifestations which dealt with historical aspects and contemporary art production of post-communist countries. Within this exhibitions Balkan countries were particularly present and always provoked great political interest.
Democratic changes in Yugoslavia on the end of the year 2000 initiated again interest for re-considering Balkan region with final opening on political, economical and cultural level. Connecting the Balkans on cultural level is becoming a necessity and inspiration in a new process of establishing the open relations between Balkan countries. This became indubitable and positive motive for starting an initiative by Goethe Institute to organize a huge, "boundless" cultural manifestation in the open space of all Balkan countries.
Project Bound/less Borders is conceived as an outdoor exhibition, in the public space of the city, which will present artists from Balkan countries belonging to Stability pact: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania. About forty artists will realize for this project large scale digital prints installed on city billboards and on the faÃ§ades of the buildings. Exhibition Bound/less Borders will be itinerary and after Belgrade will be realized in other Balkan countries during the year 2002. Also partly will be presented in Kassel in 2002 / 2003 within historical exhibition about art and culture in Balkan region which is preparing and curating Rene Block, director of the Fridirizianum Museum.
Image: Adrian Paci, Real game, 1999, video
Preview / press conference::: Wednesday 12. June 2002
Opening::: Tuesday 18. June 2002 at 19.00 > Museum of the History of Yugoslavia
Outdoors / Part 1::: 12. June > 20. June 2002
Outdoors / Part 2::: 20. June > 02. July 2002
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