FREE SHUTTLE BUS TO THE EXHIBITION OPENING OF "Liquid horizons" AT TRANZIT.SK and the new space of the Július Koller Society IN BRATISLAVA
Vienna – Bratislava – Vienna
On Wednesday, 10 April 2019, ERSTE Foundation is organising a shuttle bus from Vienna to Bratislava on the occasion of the opening of the international group exhibition Liquid Horizons at tranzit.sk and the opening of the exhibition currently unavailable at the new space of the Július Koller Society in Bratislava:
Erste Campus, Karl-Popper-Straße 8, 1100 Vienna
(in front of Parkgarage Erste Campus)
21.00 Return from Bratislava to Vienna
22.00 Approximate time of arrival back in Vienna at Erste Campus
The transfer between the two different event locations in Bratislava – tranzit.sk and The Július Koller Society – will be organised by shuttle bus.
Registration closes on Friday, 5 April 2019.
Admission free. Please bring your passport or ID card for the trip!
For information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liquid Horizons at tranzit.sk
The exhibition entitled Liquid Horizons brings together works of six contemporary artists as well as archival material whose common denominator is the construction of large-scale dams over the last five decades. Throughout the twentieth century, dams functioned as facilitators of modernisation in terms of the electric energy they generated for newly developing industries as well as households with their modern appliances, and guarantors of a safe and stable supply of drinking water in the case of reservoirs. However, the exhibition focuses on the darker side of this modernisation, namely the price that had to be paid in terms of the displacement of various communities, the destruction of cultural heritage and damage to the natural environment.
Participating artists: Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Ali Cherri, Elle Márjá Eira & Mai-Lis Eira, Lucia Nimcová, documents on the Gabcíkovo–Nagymaros Waterworks from the archive of Mikuláš Huba, and The Archives of the Protest Movement against the Damming of the Alta-Kautokeino Water System (Alta Museum, Norway)
Rado Ištok is a Slovak curator, researcher and editor based in Stockholm. He is a curator of residencies and an exhibition at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (2018-2020) in the framework of 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, and a leader of Spaces of Care, Disobedience and Desire (2018-2020), a research project in collaboration with Marie-Louise Richards and Natália Rebelo supported by the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
Opening: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 6 pm
The opening will be followed by the performance “Yoik“ by Elle-Márjá Eira
Venue: tranzit.sk, Beskydská 12, Bratislava
The opening will be followed by the performance “Yoik“ by Elle-Márjá
currently unavailable at the Július Koller Society
The Július Koller Society is opening its new space dedicated to contemporary art, critical culture and research in Bratislava at the self-organized culture centre called Nová Cvernovka. The first exhibition by the Austrian artist Johannes Porsch titled currently unavailable focuses on the topic of socializing archives. Johannes Porsch inspects the complex relations between archive and society from the perspective of the current conditions of semiocapitalism. In his works which refer to methods of Post-Minimalist and Post-Conceptual Art, more specifically Institutional Critique and performative concepts of subjectivity, he investigates specific features of the visual industry and symbolic economies.
The Július Koller Society is a non-profit association established 2008 in Bratislava. The purpose and objectives of the association is to promote the works, artistic and cultural achievements of Július Koller as well as to enhance exchanges in contemporary arts and strengthen local and international cultural dialogue. Nová Cvernovka houses independent cultural initiatives, artist's, architect's and designer's studios as well as publishers and film associations.
Curated by Daniel Grún
Opening: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 7 pm
Venue: The Július Koller Society, Nová Cvernovka, Racianska 1575/78, Bratislava
Cover picture: © Ali Cherri, Qubba, 2019 (Old Dongola, Northern State, Sudan), colour filter by Aurélia Garová