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See Me Moving Placeless

29/09/ 2021 - 21/11/ 2021

See Me Moving Placeless is an exhibition from the Art Collection of Deutsche Telekom, including works by the most representative Southeast Europe artists, aimed at illuminating the political landscapes, and social developments and finding a point of cohesion in presenting the politics and art of this region.

Migration is an essential experience of the twenty-first century. Conflicts caused by new wars, transition troubles, and exclusionary policies have caused large numbers of people to move to the margins of the world.  The question of whether there is anything in post-transition countries that adequately address the past to broaden the socio-political imagination, propagate new forms of international solidarity, and provide a basis for continuing to the future is more than relevant.

Hence, the presented works are a political criticism of “exclusion”, providing visibility and cultural recognition of those outside the realm of politics, in and out of symbolic spaces. These works allow for subversive connections, creation of alternative order systems, revolt against known systems, and provocation for critical thinking. More than any other means of speculation, they allow us to travel back and forth from our subjective reality, to a consensus on the desired, but possible present.

The intention of the exhibition “See Me Moving Placeless” is to propose a new narrative for the region by connecting aesthetics and politics and to redefine the way of perceiving former situations in new circumstances that are setting a new counter-deployment in culture.

Represented Artists: Luchezar Boyadjiev, Yane Calovski, Jasmina Cibic, Danica Dakić, Igor Grubić, Nilbar Güreş, Petrit Halilaj, Flaka Haliti, Hristina Ivanoska, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Sanja Iveković, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Alevtina Kakhidze, Šejla Kamerić, Bengü Karaduman, Eva Koťátková, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Little Warsaw, Vlado Martek, Ciprian Mureşan, Dan Perjovschi, Agnieszka Polska, Slavs and Tatars, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović, Marko Tadić, Martina Vacheva.

Curators: Mira Gakjina and Jovanka Popova

Cover photo: Slavs and Tatars, Molla Nasreddin the Antimodern, 2012, installation, fibre-glass, steel, 157 x 165 x 88 cm

Virtual tour through the exhibition

Yane Calovski, Obsessive Setting, 2010, Installation, wood, metal, 3 ink jet prints, 30 x 30 x 1 cm (each)

Šejla Kamerić, 30 Years After, 2006, C-print on Alu Dibond, 80 x 55 x 1 cm

Volodymyr Kuznetsov, How to Deal with the Pigs, 2014/2015, Installation, dispersion paint on MDF, 378 x 92 x 2 cm

 

Slavs and Tatars, Pray Sway (Amber), 2016,

Installation, polyurethan, casting resin, rope, steel lasered with KBS woodcoat

Mladen Stilinović, Hand Of Bread, Series, 1974, Acrylic on cardboard, 70 x 100 x 3 cm

 

Dan Perjovschi, Wire Drawing , 2014, Wire drawing, 195 x 120 x 1 cm

Jasmina Cibic,  Everything that you desire, nothing that you fear, 2017

Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Father Energy, 2013 Installation, disco ball, engine, synthetic beard, spray paint

Flaka Haliti, Its Urgency Got Lost in Reverse (While Being in Constant Delay), 2017,  mixed-media installation

Luchezar Boyadjiev, Alice’s Hole or the Swamp of Marx-Leninist Aesthetics, 1991, installation, 7 drawings, pencil on paper, different sizes, photo-print, books, transport board, reed

Vlado Martek, Art Has No Alternative, 1986, black and white photography, typewriter text on paper, cardboard stencil with golden spray paint, 51 x 71 x 3 cm

Hristina Ivanoska, Untitled (Prodigality and Madness, Sweetness and Bitterness, Hysteria and Mystery), 2014, acrylic on hand-cut paper, 82 x 63 x 3 cm

Eva Koťátková, Group Therapy, 2016, installation, chairs, paper, rope, metal objects, book, sound

Little Warsaw, Fence, 2012, installation, neon tubes, cables, transformer, 56 x 60 x 5 cm

Sanja Iveković, Structure, the book, 2011, set with 100 prints, 15 x 21 x 5 cm box

Nedko Solakov, Questions, 2013, drawings, sepia, black and white ink, watercolour on paper, 19 x 28 cm each

Marko Tadić, Until a Breath of Air, 2014, video animation, colour, sound and installation, 116 x 163 x 110 cm

Petrit Halilaj, Abetare (I LOVE MOU), 2015, installation, steel, 100 x 50 x 5 cm

Igor Grubić, Angels with Dirty Faces (portraits), 2008, C-Print on Alu Dibond, 120 x 80 x 2 cm

Pravdoliub Ivanov, Preparatory Drawings, 1998–2016, drawings, pencil, coloured pencil, tempera and watercolour on paper

Agnieszka Polska, I Am The Mouth, 2014, video

Martina Vacheva, The Appetite comes with the Voting, 2019, acrylic painting, collage on canvas, 205 x 240 cm

Nilbar Güres, MyTotems and Me As A Totem, 2013, mixed-media painting, watercolour, fabric, adhesive foil and coloured pencil on paper, 130 x 190 x 4 cm

Bengü Karaduman,  Emigration BK, 2014, Drawing, ecoline on paper, 34 x 46 cm

Danica Dakić, Isola Bella, 2007–2008, installation, video projection, poster, masks, texts, video

Alevtina Kakhidze, Home (How to avoid Separatism in the House), 2015, drawings, pencil, felt-pen, ink on paper, 4 pieces, 42 x 29 cm each

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