THE LINES OF MOVEMENT: Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kiev, Chisinau

Yerevan Seagull 2012

Yerevan_ October 2012. The Road Sign (image by Ina Ivanceanu)

Loose Associations_THE LINES OF MOVEMENT: Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kiev, Chisinau
/The SPACES project, final event (presentations, talks, city tours)/
3-4 November 2014 + SPECIAL PROGRAM on the November 11th /please see below/

The program:
Monday, November 3 2014.
Midday: Modern Zagreb City Tour with Saša Šimpraga (down town)
7 pm- curators talk @
Zagreb, Institute for Contemporary Art/ Trg kralja Tomislava 20

Tuesday, November 4
Morning- individual Zagreb culture tour (SC, Nova gallery, Pogon, MSU)
Afternoon- City walk with Saša Šimpraga (Novi Zagreb/New Zagreb)

Tuesday November 11th
6pm- CONFLICTING MODERNITIES or the hidden stories of the 20th century architecture of Armenia , a lecture by Ruben Arevshatyan @ Zagreb Faculty of Arhitecture- more information will be announced in the following post in due time

Following the research on the self-organized art scenes in the post-Soviet Europe, which took place within the framework of the international project SPACES during last three years, the Slobodne veze//Loose Associations are hosting a public talk with the curators from the four cities mentioned above. The event is taking place on Monday 03/11/ 2014 at the SCCA Zagreb, starting at 7pm.

The SPACES project was a three-year attempt to link the new artistic and activist initiatives in the four postSoviet republics, which had several objectives: strengthening the independent cultural actors and supporting their work through the implementation of a number of context specific projects in the urban (public) space. A great deal of their activities has been related to the recent urban struggles against the appropriation of what used to be a common space by the private capital in conjuction with the city or state neo-liberal policies. When addressing the Soviet context and its heritage, the public space concept needs to be re-examined. “The notion of the public sphere, as elaborated in western European and Anglo-American academic discourses, has been largely associated with the emergence of liberalism and civil society. Even those theories that critique Jürgen Habermas’s notion of the public sphere for its ignorance of the politics of exclusion and inclusion, nevertheless rely on the notion of the public sphere as an arena in which identity finds representation: the public sphere here is constituted as a battleground for recognition and representation of identities within the already established structures of legitimization. Developed in radically different circumstances from those of Western Europe and North America, in countries where state socialism prevailed, the notion of the public sphere calls for a different conception and identification with the state.” (Angela Harutynyan)

In the framework of Zagreb meeting the emphasis will be on examining the status of the (in)dependent cultural associations “from self-organization to institutionalization”, their achievements and limitations, as well as the impact of the alternative education (self-knowledge) on the recent artistic practices in the respective countries. It will also introduce three residential programs: in Tbilisi (Geo Air residency program), Yerevan (NEST Residency Program) and Chisinau (CHIOSC residency program). The aim of this meeting is to exchange knowledge and to connect Zagreb cultural workers and those from the two Caucasian republics of Armenia and Georgia as well as Ukraine and Moldova.

As part of the program, two publications developed during the SPACES project will be presented:
– SPACES: Cultural Public Sphere in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova (Edited by Nataša Bodrožić & Nini Palavandishvili, Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz, 2014)
– Imagining the PUBLIC: Independent Cultural Scenes in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova (Edited by Nataša Bodrožić in cooperation with Kateryna Botanova, Nini Palavandishvili, Nora Galfayan Vladimir Us, SPACES, 2014)

The Zagreb program guests:
Taguhi Torosyan, Nvard Yerkanian, Utopiana.am/NEST- Yerevan / Armenia
Nini Palavandishvili, Sophia Lapiashvili, GeoAIR- Tbilisi / Georgia
Anna Pohribna Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev / UKRAINE
Vladimir Us, OBERLIHT / CHIOSC, Chisinau / REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

The special emphasis of the Zagreb SPACES programme will also be on the architectural heritage of the Socialist Modernism, the topic of continuous engagement of the Slobodne veze/Loose Associations and their collaborators/Motel TROGIR team. The Modern Zagreb Guided City Tours by Saša Šimpraga will constitute a special part of the program. We woudl like to thank to the ZAGREB FAIR/Zagrebački velesajam for their support.

The SPACES project is a three years long collaborative platform between GeoAIR in Tbilisi, Utopiana. am in Yerevan, Foundation Center for Contemporary art in Kiev, Oberliht in Chisinau, Slobodne veze in Zagreb, Amour Fou in Luxembourg, OIKODROM in Vienna: http://www.spacesproject.net

* The SPACES project is funded by the European Commission through the Eastern Partnership Program
* SPACES / Lines of Movement program in Zagreb is supported by the Croatian Ministry of Culture.
* Special thanks to Janka Vukmir/SCCA for hosting the Zagreb programme as well as to the Zagreb Fair/Zagrebački velesajam.

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Otar Kalandarishvili: Andropov’s Ears (1983), Tbilisi, Georgia

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The so-called “Andropov’s ears” – the Soviet monumental arches were removed from the Rose Revolution Square (former Republic Square) after 2004. The topic of the gradual vanishing of the construction was part of the art work by the artist Tilmann Meyer- Faje developed the framework of the undergo.the parallels, 1st segment of the SPACES project (2012).

Slobodne veze// Linije kretanja: Tbilisi, Erevan, Kijev, Kišinjev
/prezentacija projekta SPACES u Zagrebu- razgovori, gradske šetnje, umrežavanje/
ponedjeljak 3.studenoga 2014. @ SCCA- Trg kralja Tomislava 20, Zagreb od 19.00 h

PROGRAM:
ponedjeljak 3.11.

12-14 h- gradska tura sa Sašom Šimpragom- Moderni Zagreb)- start: Cvjetni trg
19h- predstavljanje projekta, razgovori s kustosima, druženje (SCCA)
utorak, 4.11.
kroz jutro- gradska tura- zagrebačke kulturne institcije (za goste projekta SPACES)
14-16 h- gradska tura sa Sašom Šimragom- Novi Zagreb

utorak, 11.11.

18h- PREDAVANJE RUBENA AREVSHATYANA: CONFLICTING MODERNITIES, or the hidden stories of the 20th century architecture of Armenia, Arhitektonski fakultet u Zagrebu


U kontinuitetu bavljenja samo-organiziranim umjetničkim scenama bivšeg Istočnog bloka, koje se u zadnje tri godine odvijalo unutar međunarodnog projekta SPACES, Slobodne veze, udruga za suvremene umjetničke prakse u ponedjeljak, 3.11. 2014 organizira razgovor s kustosicama/kustosima iz navedenih gradova i druženje uz prezentaciju projekta.
SPACES projekt bio je trogodišnji pokušaj povezivanja novih, umjetničkih inicijativa u četiri post-sovjetske republike, koji je imao dva povezana cilja: osnaživanje nezavisnih kulturnih aktera I povećanje njihove vidljivosti kroz ostvarivanje niza projekata u urbanom javnom prostoru.
Naglasak zagrebačkog susreta će biti na propitivanju statusa (ne)zavisnih udruga te načela samo-organizacije u današnjem NGO okruženju djelovanja u kulturi, njezine dosege i ograničenja te utjecaj samo- edukacije (self-knowledge) na recentnije umjetničke prakse. Ujedno će se predstaviti tri rezidencijalna programa u Tbilisiju (Geo Air residency programme), Erevanu (NEST Residency Programme) I Kišinjevu (CHIOSC residency programme). Cilj je ovog susreta razmjena znanja i povezivanje zagrebačkih kulturnih radnika/ca i onih iz dviju kavkaskih republika- Armenije I Gruzije te Ukrajine i Moldove.

Kao dio programa, bit će predstavljene dvije publikacije nastale u okviru projekta SPACES:
– SPACES: Cultural Public Sphere in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova (urednice Nataša Bodrožić I Nini Palavandishvili, Verlag Bibliothek der Privinz, 2014)
– IMAGINING THE PUBLIC: Independent Cultural Scenes in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova (urednici: Nataša Bodrožić u suradnji s Katerynom Botanovom, Nini Palavandishvili, Norom Galfayan, Vladimirom Usom, SPACES, 2014)

Gosti programa:
Taguhi Torosyan, Nvard Yerkanian, Utopiana.am/NEST- EREVAN/ARMENIJA
Nini Palavandishvili, Sophia Lapiashvili, GeoAIR- TBILISI/GRUZIJA
Anna Pohribna, Fondacija Centra za suvremenu umjetnost, KIJEV/UKRAJINA
Vladimir Us, OBERLIHT/CHIOSC, KIŠINJEV/REPUBLIKA MOLDOVA

Kiev

Abraham Miletsky: Salut Hotel (City tour with Sasha Burlaka, Kiev 2013) Image by Nvard Yerkanian

SPACES project: http://www.spacesproject.net

Zahvaljujemo Janki Vukmir I SCCA Zagreb na logističkoj potpori. Zahvaljujemo Zagrebačkom velesajmu na njihovoj susretljivosti i podršci.

*PROJEKT SPACES financiran je od strane Europske komisije kroz program Istočno partnerstvo. // SPACES/Lines of Movement, program u Zagrebu podržalo je Ministarstvo kulture RH.

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SPACES Zagreb City Tours

Viticev neboder_ SPACES Zagreb City Tour 2014

Ivan Vitić: Šareni neboder_ Zagreb (1958-1962)

Šalata swimming pool

Swimming pool at Šalata, Zagreb

Salata_swimming pool_ Zagreb City Tour 2014

Zagreb City Tour with Sasa Simpraga_ Villa Deutch by Frane Cota

Frane Cota: Villa Deutch_ Zagreb

Ivan Vitic, pavillion 40_ Zagreb Trade Fair

Ivan Vitić: Pavillion 40_ Zagrebački velesajam

Italian Pavilion at Zagreb Trade Fair_ architect- Giuseppe Sumbito

Giuseppe Sumbito: Italian Pavillion_ Zagebački velesajam

Italian pavilion by Guiseppe Sambito from 1961_ Zagreb Trade Fair

SPACES in Zagreb_ Italian Pavillion_ Zagreb Fair, Nov_2014

Mamutica- Novi Zagreb SPACES City Tour

Mamutica_ Architect- Đuro Mirković

Đuro Mirković_ MAMUTICA. Novi Zagreb

Rooftop Mamutica building- SPACES Zagreb city tour 2014

Slobodne veze//LINES OF MOVEMENT/ Curatorial Talk at the Institute for Contemporary Art

Lines of movement_ public presentation

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All photos/SPACES Zagreb by Nvard Yerkanian (2014)

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