Committed To Change – Exhibition

© Pavel Sterec: Experiment Quo, videoinštalácia, 2014 and exhibition poster

What art do we believe in? Do we believe in what art can do? This is a platform by means of which we attempt to speculate on artistic activity carried out in the public interest. What is public interest? Some define public interest in terms of a legal standard as a condition varying according to time and place. Others contend that public interest is merely a rhetorical construct of politicians masking the economic interests of influential groups. What, then, is art in the public interest? Let us consider art in the public interest as an instrument by which we can shift and change accepted social boundaries.

The task of the exhibition Committed To Change is to demonstrate the potential of art to initiate change, to compare and test means of collaboration with communities of people and individuals from various social groups. If we speak of the possibility of change, we are not seeking in it a revolutionary utopia of total social transformation, but merely pointing to the cracks that are appearing ever more visibly in democratic society.

Committed To Change
With works from bankleer (GE), Pavlína Fichta Čierna (SK), Matej Gavula (SK), Oto Hudec (SK), Rafał Jakubowicz (PL), Daniela Krajčová (SK), Tomáš Rafa (SK/PL), Pavel Sterec (CZ)
Curated by Daniel Grúň in cooperation with Lýdia Pribišová

Date: 28 March – 4 May 2014, Thursday – Sunday 2:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: tranzit dielne | workshops, Studena 12, Bratislava

Opening: 28 March 2014, 6 pm
It will include a performance by the German group bankleer titled Sleepy Hollows (Barbora Janáková, Eva Priečková and Zuzana Žabková will participate). A Shuttle bus leaves from Slovak National Museum, Vajanského nábrežie, at 5:30 pm.