The Curious Case of Ifs and Whens

Towards Curating as a Critical Practice

10 years Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos Award for Young Visual Artists

Exhibition, 27 April – 12 May 2011
Opening: 27 April, 8 pm, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad

Participants: Dušica Dražić, Siniša Ilić, Vladimir Nikolić, Ivan Petrović, Milena Putnik, Milica Ružičić, Ivana Smiljanić and Katarina Zdjelar
Curator: Radmila Joksimović

The exhibition marks the 10th anniversary of the Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos Award, one of the most relevant awards for young visual artists in Serbia. The participants of the exhibition are former award laureates, and the opening will be followed by the announcement of this year’s open call to artists for participation.

The title The Curious Case of Ifs and Whens relates to the case in which the logic of the network of the conditions, circumstances, causes and consequences of interdependence and negotiation, in space of reality in which we operate, is unpredictable, and impossible to negotiate, and thus becomes a space of uncertainty and insecurity. Works in the exhibition The Curious Case of Ifs and Whens recognize and explore some of its elements, examine the potential and scope of artistic and social action and the possibility of relocation of the point of view and its consequences.

Workshop Towards Curating as a Critical Practice
27th – 29th April 2011

27th April, 18:00, Public interview: Irit Rogoff (London) interviewed by Branislav Dimitrijević (Belgrade)
28th April, 18:00, Public interview: Sabina Sabolović – WHW (Zagreb) interviewed by Branka Ćurčić (Novi Sad)
29th April, 18:00, Presentation of: Media Art Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, curator: Kristian Lukić (Novi Sad)

Participants: Eva Eggermann (Vienna), Nikita Kadan (Kiev), Iva Kovač (Rijeka), Marko Miletić (Belgrade), Noa Nahari (Prague), Gordana Nikolić (Novi Sad), Nini Palavandishvili (Tbilisi), Livia Panchu (Iasi), Jakob Racek (Plovdiv), Marlene Rigler (Vienna/Munich), Wiebke Stadler (Skopje) i Elena Veljanovska (Skopje)

A curatorial workshop Towards Curating as a Critical Practice will be held within the framework of marking 10 years of Mangelos Award for young visual artists from Serbia, joining twelve young curators from Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Ukraine, Georgia, Czech, Romania and Austria.

Support: Erste Foundation, Foundation for Open Society, Department for Culture of Vojvodina Province, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia, City of Novi Sad

Information is available at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, 21000 Novi Sad, Dunavska 37,,