Index / Geopolitical

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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 15: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers’ ALBANIA

‘How can local and other contexts be connected in a relevant way, without becoming simply—and sadly—“global?”’? Curator Alicia Knock ends our 15 part series on Eastern European countries’ participation at the Venice Biennale 2019.
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 14: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers’ NORTH MACEDONIA

‘Through this act of re-examining the past, I refer to the theories of Marxism and of leftist ideology, discussing those issues openly.’ Artist Nada Prlja responds.
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 13: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers’ KOSOVO

Response from artist Alban Muja. ‘A while ago, I tried to talk to my father about his experience in prison, if I can even call the place he was held a prison, since it was more like a concentration camp…’
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 12: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers’ SERBIA

‘I am a European in a Brexit country, who curated a pavilion of a nation that is in the process of entering the EU but is not yet part of it.’ Response from curator Nicoletta Lambertucci continues our 15 part series.
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 11: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers’ BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Artist Danica Dakić: ‘I focus on the city of Zenica, once the symbol of socialist progress, which now faces extreme air pollution and high rates of unemployment.’ Manca Bajec and Isobel Wohl pose their questions.
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 10: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers’ CROATIA

‘Traces of Disappearing, the project I am presenting in Venice, has been in progress for thirteen years…’ Response from artist Igor Grubić.
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 9: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers.’ SLOVENIA

‘…it seems that we are returning to that rather deterministic old situation in the current geopolitical shift.’ Artist Marko Peljhan discusses collaborative practice as a legacy for change.
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 8: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers.’ ESTONIA

‘Especially in our turbulent political context, being more together, supporting each other, and letting others’ voices complement one another seems more important than ever.’ Director Maria Arusoo, Center for Contemporary Arts, Tallinn.
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 7: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers.’ LATVIA

‘Opening up even more, instead of closing in around national borders, should be the response.’ Curators Valentinas Klimašauskas and Inga Lāce continue our 15 part season.
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 6: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers.’ LITHUANIA

‘We opened a military zone to the public that had never before been seen, not even by locals.’ Lucia Pietroiusti, curator of the Lithuanian Pavilion, which was awarded 2019’s Golden Lion, participates in our interview series that sets questions in response to Ralph Rugoff’s Venice Biennale exhibition title, ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’.
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#51 - August 2019 Interview series

Part 5: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers.’ BULGARIA

Eastern European countries exhibiting at the Venice Biennale 2019 were interviewed by Manca Bajec and Isobel Wohl. Responses here by curator Vera Mlechevska and artists Lazar Lyutakov and Rada Boukova.
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#51 - July 2019 Interview series

Part 4: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers.’ ROMANIA

‘I am still interested in questioning the political importance of image-making and its circulation in contemporary society…’. Curator Dr Cristian Nae responds to the 3 questions set by Manca Bajec and Isobel Wohl to representatives of Eastern European countries exhibiting at the Venice Biennale 2019.
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#51 - July 2019 Interview series

Part 3: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers.’ POLAND

Artist Roman Stańczak and curators Łukasz Ronduda and Łukasz Mojsak, representing Poland at the Venice Biennale 2019, continue this 15 part interview series. Questions set by Manca Bajec and Isobel Wohl.
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#51 - July 2019 Interview series

Part 2: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers.’ CZECH REPUBLIC and SLOVAK REPUBLIC

‘From my perspective, art is not only a question of form, but is also the message.’ Artist Stanislav Kolíbal, representing Czech Republic and Slovak Rebublic, responds to the Venice questions.
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#51 - July 2019 Interview series

Part 1: ‘Matter as a Hope of Finding Some Answers.’

A short MAP season dedicated to a series of interviews between Eastern European national participants at the 58th Biennale di Venezia and artist writers Manca Bajec and Isobel Wohl. Introducing the project, Bajec and Wohl are in conversation with writer/filmmaker Juliet Jacques.
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#50 - June 2019 Review

Beyond the God’s Eye, Cian Dayrit

NOME, Berlin, 27 Apr-12 Jun, 2019. Review by William Kherbek
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#39 - August 2017 Review

The Craft

Rebecca Bligh visits Monira Al Qadiri’s solo exhibition at Gasworks, 13 July - 10 September
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#39 - August 2017 Review

With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

Fourth in a series of responses to Edinburgh Art Festival, Jessica Ramm reflects on Shannon Te Ao’s installation in Gladstone Court, 27 July - 27 August
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#39 - August 2017 Review

Learning from Athens

Grace Higgins Brown reviews documenta 14, Athens, 8 April - 16 July 
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#37 - November 2016

Quiet Heat: an Introduction

Dave Young introduces ‘Quiet Heat: Archive Machines and War Fever’. Commissioned as part of ‘Footnoting the Archive’, and produced using research conducted during a remote residency at the Artist Run Data Center, run by Servus in Linz, Austria, in late 2015. The extended text is hosted by the Artist Run Data Centre and accessible at quietheat.dvyng.com
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#25 - July 2011 Review

Akram Zaatari

29 January–5 June, MUSAC, Léon
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#18 Summer - June 2009

Emerging: Peter Simensky

Mary Rinebold discovers the value of Neutral Capital in the investigative practice of this American artist
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#18 Summer - June 2009 Review

Living Together

23 January–3 May, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria
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#18 Summer - June 2009 Review

The Russian Linesman

18 February–4 May, The Hayward Gallery, London
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#17 Spring - March 2009 Review

Andro Wekua

5 December 2008–8 February 2009, Camden Arts Centre, London
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#10 - June 2007

Commision: Chris Evans

For this MAP commission Chris Evans presents, ‘Militant Bourgeois’ a film script, written in collaboration with Will Bradley and developed from a commissioned text by philosopher Nina Power
#8 - November 2006

Ice Station Isis

The Canadian duo Fastwürms post their Map Commission from the twin norths of Ontario and Aberdeenshire.
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#7 - September 2006 Review

East Art Map: Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe

Edited by IRWIN AFTERALL BOOKS, 2006, £24.95