Thursday, May 9, 2013

About and around curating: Thrill in movement, Mikser 2013 - exhibition format

ABOUT AND AROUND CURATING: THRILL IN MOVEMENT, Mikser festival 28.05. – 02.06.2013

Planned format of the exhibition:

  • Six teams were formed with a clear assignment to realise a new artistic work, both autonomous and in correlation with others, developing a joint and recognisable artistic concept.
  • Key words: mobility, transit, change, fluctuation, transport.
  • Artworks general info: all works will be mobile – 5 teams will have their works installed on mini trucks, while the 6th team will set a fixed work (while having a clear element of movement).
  • Each team consists of: an artist, a curator and a curatorial associate/documentary. Their roles are clearly defined, by the requirements of mutual communication and cooperation, as part of each specific team and inter-team work. Having that in mind, the most important intention of this team working is – responsibility. The focus is on: the transparency of work (instead of mystification of the “creative process”), share culture (instead of “author attitude”), participation and interaction with audience (instead of distance, based on mutual ignorance).
  • Roles: Artist and curator are in charge of developing the idea and the best possible way of artistic production. The artist presents the basic concept and technique, while the curator defines the context, suggests the presentation and ways of communication; together, they are creating a compact and argumented narrative. The curatorial associate is in charge to track the creative process, like a journalist, by text and photo posts, documenting the whole artistic process. On daily bases, every associate will be publishing a blog post (in both Serbian and English), tracking development and key challenges in his/her own team, during preparatory period (till 27th May) and during the festival (28th May – 2nd June). This journalistic process starts next week.
  • On artworks: all artworks (except for one, previously mentioned) will be fixed on basis (trucks), but also mobile. Every day of Mikser festival, About and around curating: thrill in movement visual artistic programme will be installed on different locations in Savamala district streets, while the mutual communication of artworks will be pointed out as important element of the exhibition setting.
  • On exhibition setting: during the festival, each day the exhibition will be installed at 17- 17.45h. Public guidanes will take place each day, by one of six teams, in same announced time. The exhibition will be opened from 28th May till 2nd June with working hours 18 – 04h.
  • "Peripatetic programme": the accompanying programme will be consisted of walking events, different from chamber and static format, usually associated with this kind of activities. Several panel-discussions would be held in closed space (Mikser House).

Directors of visual artistic programme of Mikser festival 2013:
Andrej Bereta and Srđan Tunić,
curators-art historians,
authors of the project Kustosiranje/ About and around curating

Belgrade, 09.05.2013

About and around curating: thrill in movement, Mikser 2013 - selected candidates of visual programme

The results of Open call for participation About and around curating: thrill in movement Mikser festival 2013. for curators and curatorial associates

In cooperation with project and platform Kustosiranje / About and around curating, Mikser organisation and festival made an Open call for realisation of visual artistic programme of Mikser festival 2013. With the programme titled About and around curating: thrill in movement, Mikser festival and About and around curating are creating an open space for young creative actors, students and professionals from art and culture fields. Open call  was opened from 18.04. till 16.04. for curators and curatorial associates. The exhbition projects will be presented publically at Mikser festival from 28th May till 2nd June 2013.

The selection of candidates was made by professional jury consisted of: Andrej Bereta, curator and art historian; co-author of project Kustosiranje / About and around curating, Srđan Tunićcurator and art historian; co-author of project Kustosiranje / About and around curating, Miroslav Karićcurator and art historian; Independent artistic association REMONT, Maja Lalić, architect, Mikser organisation.

The group of six teams of visual artistic programme of festival Mikser 2013 was formed, consisting each of an artist (selected by authors of About and around curating), a curator and a curatorial associate/documentary:

Artist: Maja Obradović, visual artist
Curator: Nemanja Popović, visual artist and curator
Curatorial associate/documentary: Milica Bobić, anthropology student

Artist: Nemanja Nikolić, visual artist
Curator: Amalija Stojsavljević art historian, freelance curator
Curatorial associate/documentary: Tanja Đorđević, art history student

Artist: Bojana Andrić, director of photography
Curator: Kristina Grebenar, art history student
Curatorial associate/documentary: Anđela Milinković, art history student

Artist: Vuk Ćuk, applied arts student
Curator: Vladimir Bjeličić, art historian
Curatorial associate/documentary: Gordana Tatić, art historian

Artist: Luka Tripković, sculpture/fine arts student
Curator: Viktorija Kamilić, art historian, curator, MA history of architecture
Curatorial associate/documentary: Tijana Zebić, art history student

TEAM 6 (Selected by About and around curating)
Artist: Nemanja Čađo, visual artist
Curator: Srđan Tunić, art historian, freelance curator
Curatorial associate/documentary: Anđela Milinković, art history student

All six teams will be developing mutual idea and concept of new artistic work and exhibition setting, which will be realised on trucks, as part of Savamala city district. For more info on the process of realisation and artist-curator relation, curatorial associates will be in charge, by making a online public diary of each exhibition project on Mikser website, till the begining of festival Mikser 2013.