WALK WITH THE ARTIST
Curated by 22:37 in collaboration with Beo_Project, Urban Incubator and Goethe Institut, and Art & Tours.
Supported by ECF Step Beyond Travel Grant.
Walk with the artist is a program of authors’ itineraries that combines the idea of tours, walks, open-air workshops and urban interventions, investigating artistic practice in public space. Artists are asked to present an independent proposal of a walk in the city in order to help the participants to discover and experience urban space. The walk becomes an open-air workshop and actively involves the public in new forms of creative and civic participation; questioning the meaning of public space and the modalities of sharing it. Beginning in 2012, the past three editions of the project have involved the cities of Berlin (curated by Art&Tours) and Bergamo (curated by 22:37) along with 11 international artists.
Not by chance this year edition will take place in Belgrade: after the centralized regulation of urban planning during the Communist era the city of Belgrade is experiencing today the lack of a proper legislative protection related to, and in relation to, public, and private propriety. Despite the structural rigidity of the pre-existing urban fabric and the lack of regulations governing it, the city is demonstrating an unexpected capacity to accommodate and adapt in this post-Communist period of transition. The relationship between the cultural production and the urban space, and the regeneration of the city’s degraded areas is result of an individual and collective process, were artists are protagonist. The artists participating in the Belgrade 2015 edition are Iva Kontić, Sandra Božić, Dragan Strunjaš, Slobodan Stošić.
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Saturday 6 June | 4.30pm.
WALK WITH IVA KONTIĆ > Dream Catching in Dormitory / Hvatanje snova u spavaonici.
Dream Catching in Dormitory is a flashback excursion into the neighborhood of New Belgrade. During the Walk, the audience will listen to an audio recording, a compilation of music, sounds and narrations closely related to the period of the 90s. With headphones on, the audience will be silently led through the New Belgrade districts 1, 3 and 33, and will witness a series of silent performances performed by the artist.
Saturday 6 June | 8.30pm.
WALK WITH SANDRA BOŽIĆ > Site-specific Lights, Open Air Exhibition / Na licu mesta izlozba, na otvorenom.
The Walk is imagined like an open-air exhibition in the streets of Belgrade. Participants are asked to bring objects, which will become the objects of the exhibition through the use of artificial lights in the night city. The concept of the Walk is to show that there are so many small and little things in the city which can be used in different ways.
Sunday 7 June | 2pm.
WALK WITH SLOBODAN STOŠIĆ > Piss Museum / Muzej mokraće.
Belgrade had a unique museum in the world called the “Piss Museum” founded by Alexander Filon. The Walk explores the context of museum of this kind and the social structure of the city in the past 20 years. Researching the traces of the lost museum within the architecturally devastated and undeveloped urban city, provides an extra insight into all historical and architectural redundancy, that was misplaced in the layers of market and history, which deprives people of their city.
Sunday 7 June | 5pm.
WALK WITH DRAGAN STRUNJAŠ > Belgrade Layers / Lejeri Beograda.
The walk shows the new perspective of the city as its inhabitants rarely see it. It analyses growth of the city in terms of space and time, through discovering the layers of Belgrade architecture combined with performative action. The walk analyses the growth of the city compared to the growing-up of a human. On the path of discovering the layers of the city, we are also discovering the layers of ourselves, and the society.
Participation to the Walks is free. However, since the number of participants is limited, please reserve your attendance by contacting us via email: [log in to unmask]
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