the common which no longer exists

the common exhib

In 1992 the state of Yugoslavia fell apart. The resulting disintegration of political and sociocultural changes are diverse and were often addressed in recent years. The resulting restructuring processes taking place have proven to be extremely complex and multilayered. The necessary formulation of new cultural and political identities and their repositioning in the international arena entail the construction of new identity images. At the same time they demand a deconstruction of the values and beliefs produced by the Yugoslavian state. The situation of simultaneous processing of the experience, the re-contextualisation of the already produced and the re-orientation define the era of “betweenness” and ask for a commentary of the artist.

Assuming that the common feature the selected artists and architects share is their Yuglosalvian origin, the question is what effect such a radical social upheaval caused by a loss of identity and their artistic production, and how that manifests itself in their work? The intention of this exhibition is not to answer the questions conclusively, but we would rather give a new incentive to this thematic discourse based on the presented work, the artist texts and interviews as well as discussions. The structural diversity of the processes already taken place and those currently taking place as well as the different approaches of individual artists / architects will be made experienceable by the eight positions of artistic presentation.

Opening: 13 September 2012, 7 pm
14 September to 7 October 2012
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna

Peter Bogner, Director Künstlerhaus
About the exhibition
Anamarija Batista and Majda Turkić, Curators

Participating artists
Jonuz Ademović, Maja Bajević,
Braco Dimitrijević, Elvedin Klačar,
Šejla Kamerić, Saša Karalić,
Irena Sladoje, Zlatko Ugljen

Panel discussion
14 September, 2012, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

6 October 2012, 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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