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16 May 2013


Lidija Butković Mićin, Rijeka – Zagreb

Presentation of the project 1POSTOZAUMJETNOST (1%FORART)

Lidija Butković Mićin will present the results of the ongoing initiative aRs PUBLICae/1%ZAUMJETNOST (1%FORART), http://1postozaumjetnost.wordpress.com, launched in Zagreb in 2010, focusing on six areas of action: artistic production (following the current realisation practice of at least one work per year and with the aim of promoting contemporary art in public space), research/publishing/exhibition (existing art practices in the period after World War II until this day in public spaces of Zagreb, Croatia and abroad), cultural heritage protection (active dialogue with state authorities and local communities with the aim of promoting and protecting cultural heritage), city advocating (focused on improvements in public urban spaces), procedure and legislation regulation advocating (focused on the so-called 1% law for art, or establishing Zagreb’s fund for contemporary art in public space).

Bojana Piškur, Modern Gallery, Ljubljana

Museum in the Streets

Bojana Piškur will present The Museum in the Streets, the first large-scale public art exhibition in Slovenia since Urbanaria organised by SCCA – Ljubljana, between 1994-1997. It questioned public art as an embellishment, as a means of gentrification, as erasure of differences via the commoditisation, generalisation and reproduction of forms of spectacle, as well as the idea that art is produced autonomously and as such has no (political) relations towards the wider social space where it is located. The site-oriented works included: parks, window displays, passages, bookshops, cafes, workers’ hostels, empty bars, sky above the city, sport stadiums, streets, social centres, elementary schools, various media such as the internet, newspapers, radio. (B. Piškur)

Plattformer: Carl Richardson, Tim Mitchell, Nina Scholz, James Dunn, London

Ping pong in the city / Sonic Platforming

Drawing on previous projects, Plattformers and sound artist James Dunn present examples of Plattformer’s interventions that combine play and interaction within artworks in public space. Their self-built projects seek to exploit the ambiguity of non-defined space using a variety of found materials and constructing alternative forms of occupation through social participation. The presentation will look to demonstrate how these temporary occupations of public space can become a catalyst for innovative ways to address our daily lives and challenge our habitual routines.

Daniele Sambo, Venice – Glasgow

Collective spaces: light and darkness
Daniele Sambo will offer to the public a possibility to explore the journey, the research process and the final outcome of his residency in Rijeka, followed by a description of Sown, the project developed in Rijeka: the evolution from photography to community and light installation.

Boris Oicherman, London – Jaffa

From darkroom to public art: photography as story-making

Boris Oicherman will tell the story of the development of his art practice from photography to public art, using the development of a series of live video installations as a case study. He will try to make a point that photographic tools can be used to actively create spaces rather than tell a story about them. The presentation will be concluded with a brief overview of his site-oriented works and with the discussion of the approach to “site” and its development in the course the last three years.

Goran Petercol, Rijeka – Rovinj


With his subject of interspace Goran Petercol points to senseless boundaries and hierarchies in everyday life which always put interspace in a subordinate position in relation to space. The perception of space will be interpreted through his own experience in painting, installation and encounters with display space. Led by the fact that something is considered relevant and other things irrelevant, and that we use this relation to create our realities, in his work he plays with possibilities of levelling up, of equality between space and interspace, distorting the usual rules of perception. The subject will be analysed from three points of view: psychoanalytical, visual and phenomenological.


17 May 2013


Inês Moreira, Porto

Performative gathering: Intimate and Collective

Inês Moreira’s lecture will present evento 2009, a cultural programme taking place throughout the urban public space of the city of Bordeaux presenting artistic, spatial and performative interventions articulated by the notion of Intime Collectif. As a guest curator of the project she questions whether Intime Collectif can be clearly defined, positing it as an ephemeral condition and non-predictive relational moment, occurring beyond declared “intimate collectives”.

Kristina Leko, Zagreb – Berlin

Participation, Empowerment (Community Art and Public Space)

On the examples of recent projects Kristina Leko will explore the status of public space within the scope of participative art practice, the field she has been active in since 1999, when she made her first video communication project with a group of girls in Danzig, Poland, entitled Exchange of Biographies. At the core of her socially involved projects is social interaction and empowerment, both individual and belonging to certain social groups participating in the project realisation.

Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer - Rotor, Graz

ANNENVIERTEL! The Art of Urban Intervention

Starting out in 2009 the project titled ANNENVIERTEL! The Art of Urban Intervention is dedicated to highlighting the present of the Graz district Annenviertel and its transformations through artistic and cultural practice. Contemporary forms of action are going to be applied in public and social space, where participation in urban developments in general and especially in artistic productions is of high priority. The activities should primarily create awareness for the processes evolving in front of people’s doors. Who makes decisions and who is (intentionally) excluded from decision-making? How can artists and people committed to cultural activities collaborate with city dwellers? How can art contribute to a living together in an urban area which is becoming more and more diverse? These are some of the central questions of the project.

KVART – Boris Šitum, Milan Brkić, Rino Efendić, Split

Brief Visit to Rijeka, video presentation

The inhabitants and driving forces of action in Split’s neighbourhood of Trstenik – Boris Šitum, Milan Brkić and Rino Efendić – will present the biography of KVART Contemporary Art Association, varying in the number of members, open for collaboration beyond art establishment, and a result of mutual care over a better and more joyful neighbourhood living. The members’ activity is motivated by the community they share their coexistence with. It is inspired by play and therefore inextricably connected with the everyday flurry, a sincere and spontaneous reaction to “now”. The compilation of works presented by video will prove why KVART has become a renowned phenomenon on our art scene.

Milijana Babić and Lara Badurina, Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka

Presentation of the mobility pilot Workshop at specific locations,graduate course in Media Arts and Practices of ADRIART project (http://www.adriart.net/)

Set design workshop at specific locations in the former Rikard Benčić factory is in a certain sense a portrayal of the course in set design at the Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Rijeka, one of the modules of the newly established graduate university course in Media Arts and Practices of ADRIART project (http://www.adriart.net). The purpose of the workshop is additional training of individuals in using contemporary art languages and media to create art and applied works in the local community, whose content will respond to the issues of vital importance for a broader regional area.

Rafaela Dražić and [BLOK] – Ivana Hanaček, Ana Kutleša, Vesna Vuković:

Actions in public space, the Rijeka case: BROD=GRAD (CITY=SHIP)

CITY=SHIP is a public space action performed by the authors in collaboration with journalists, activists, artists and other interested parties. The action aims to draw the attention to the function of shipbuilding in urban production and expand the discussion on the future of 3. maj shipyard by questioning the spatial and social implications of its transformation. On 17 May at the Museum premises / Mali salon, the work process documentation will be exhibited and issues will be raised on the potential and limitations of such a form of artistic activity. (www.blok.hr/, http://www.rafaeladrazic.net/)

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