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Banja Luka, Sarajevo, Mostar October / November 2010

14 October – 30 November, 2010 Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo – talks, seminars, workshops

30 October 2010, 8 pm Exhibition opening, Banja Luka (Čajevac Factory, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art)

Exposures, the second chapter of the long-term, collaborative project WEIYTH – Where Everything Is Yet to Happen takes place in Banja Luka, Mostar and Sarajevo takes the form of an exhibition, a set of seminars, workshops, and new productions. The project was initiated by a collaboration of the curtors with a team of invited co-curators (Anselm Franke, Ana Janevski, Vit Havranek & Zbynek Baladran, Erden Kosova, Nina Montmann, Jelena Vesić) which resulted in the exhibition Can you speak of this? – Yes, I Can, in Banja Luka in 2009.

Incited by the WEIYTH's underlying concept of a prospective rethinking of the notion of community, the artistic and curatorial propositions at the exhibition opened up a set of topics, designating the course of the further development of the project: the issues of collaboration, complicity, articulation of trauma, exile and return, politics of language, politics of memory, culturalization of politics and politization of art.

These topics have developed into a basis for initiating new collaborations, gathering groups and creating temporary communities of artists, theoreticians, students and curators, in a process of creating new vocabularies that together form Exposures, the second chapter of the project. Like the first one, it is primarily based on insisting on the question: "Can you speak of this?", where an affirmative answer points first of all to an acceptance of responsibility to articulate and question one's own position in relation to the social and political context the project is set in, as well as in relation to particular topics it addresses.

Accepting the invitation to participate in the curatorial, artistic, theoretical and transformational quest, and address the invitation to others, has meant exposing oneself to a state of radical uncertainty. For all involved in the process – organizers, curators, participants, guests, the public – it has meant accepting the state (and action) of exposure without compromise: exposure to precarious financial circumstances, exposure to the gap between the public's expectations formed by dubbing the project a 'biennial' and its decision to question exactly how such a project can subvert the imperative of spectacularity and representation; where 'art' as material product is secondary to the processes of political subjectivization and articulation of relations between all who have been, and who will yet become, involved in the process – being exposed, most importantly, of one to each other.


Monument Group (Damir Arsenijević, Jasmina Husanović, Jelena Petrović, Branimir Stojanović, Milica Tomić) -> Radna grupa Četiri lica Omarske (Mirjana Dragosavljević, Srđan Hercigonja, Sandro Hergić, Vladimir Miladinović, Marija Ratković, Dejan Vasić, Jovanka Vojinović, Zoran Vučkovac i Milica Tomić) STEALTH.unlimited(Ana Džokić & Marc Neelen) Research archive Football as Metaphor of Life? (Abart, Mostar)

Igor Bošnjak Lana Čmajčanin & Igor Grubić Sandra Dukić & Boris Glamočanin Flaka Haliti Nicole Hewitt Amel Ibrahimović Margareta Kern Radenko Milak Renata Poljak Vahida Ramujkić Lala Raščić Borut Šeparović, Goran Ferčec & Generacija 91-95' Bojana Tamindžija

Invited by: DeLVe | Institute for Duration, Location and Variables (Ivana Bago i Antonia Majača)

Organized by: Protok – Center for Visual Communications, Banja Luka


Exhibition, Banja Luka 30.10.-30.11.2010 Rudi Čajavec Factory, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Public space

Events (Mostar and Sarajevo): 14.10. 2010, 18.00 Lala Raščić, Damned Dam, performance and discussion, SCCA, Sarajevo 15.-16.10. 2010. Istraživački arhiv Football as Metaphor of Life? (Abart, Mostar), discussion and presentation of the archive, OKC Abrašević, Mostar

Events (Banja Luka: Rudi Čajavec Factory) 21.-22.10. 2010. Damir Arsenijević (Monument Group), It's Time We Got to Know Each Other As We Really Are, poetry session 21.-22.10.2010. Vahida Ramujkić, Disputed Histories, workshop

Saturday, 30.10.2010 17.00 Lala Raščić, Damned Dam, performance 18.00 Lana Čmajčanin i Igor Grubić, 20,000, action, public space 18.30 Nicole Hewitt, Documents/Jasmina, performance 19.00 Branimir Stojanović (Monument Group) & Vladimir Jović, presentation of the Mathemes of reassociation newspaper and discussion 21.00 Exhibition opening: Spaport on Spaport, introduction by the organizers

Sunday, 31.10.2010 11.00-14.00 Jelena Petrović (Monument Group) & Stanislav Tomić, The History of the Present, public reading 15.00-18.00 Jasmina Husanović (Monument Group), Against the Death of the Political Subject. On Cultural Production and Emancipatory Politics, public discussion 18.00 Margareta Kern, GUESTure, lecture 19.00 Work Group Four Faces of Omarska (Mirjana Dragosavljević, Srđan Hercigonja, Vladimir Miladinović, Marija Ratković, Dejan Vasić, Jovanka Vojinović, Zoran Vučkovac and Milica Tomić), public working meeting

01.11.-07.11.2010 STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Džokić & Marc Neelen), Taking Common Matters Into Your Own Hands, workshop and research archive

Monday, 01.11.2010 17.00 Sandra Dukić & Boris Glamočanin, Ljubija kills, presentation of the project, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art


DeLVe | Institute for Duration, Location and Variables DeLVe | Institut za trajanje, mjesto i varijable Vukovarska 224, 10000 Zagreb, HR t.+ 38598350860, + 385981904556

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SPAPORT BIENNIAL 2009/2010 - Where Everything Is Yet to Happen
2nd chapter: “Exposures”
Kuratoren: Ivana Bago & Antonia Majaca

Künstler: Monument Group  (Damir Arsenijevic, Jasmina Husanovic, Jelena Petrovic, Branimir Stojanovic, Milica Tomic); Radna grupa Cetiri lica Omarske  (Mirjana Dragosavljevic, Srdan Hercigonja, Sandro Hergic, Vladimir Miladinovic, Marija Ratkovic, Dejan Vasic, Jovanka Vojinovic, Zoran Vuckovac / Milica Tomic); Stealth Group  (Ana Dzokic & Marc Neelen); Research archive Football as Metaphor of Life?  (Abart&nbsü;, Mostar ), Igor Bosnjak, Lana Cmajcanin & Igor Grubic, Sandra Dukic & Boris Glamocanin, Flaka Haliti, Nicole Hewitt, Amel Ibrahimovic, Margareta Kern, Radenko Milak, Renata Poljak, Vahida Ramujkic, Lala Rascic, Borut Separovic, Goran Fercec & Generacija 91-95 , Bojana Tamindzija