Towards a New Heritage

Presentation | Jovanka Popova  | Towards a New Heritage Symposium as part of the Motel Trogir project, organized by Loose Associations Beton kino, Dom Mladih/ Split Youth Centre, Croatia | 17-20 October, 2019

The three-day symposium / public gathering which will take place in Split and the surrounding area from 17 to 20 October 2019 is organised by the Loose Associations, platform for contemporary artistic practices, as part of the Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM) collaborative project. The symposium is organised with the intent of fostering the critical reflection and examination of the last decade of dealing with the topic of protection of modernist architecture from the second half of the 20th century. We intend to consider the processes, protagonists, methods and challenges in this field (of the historicization of modernity and preservation of modernist heritage).

In light of the up-to-date activities and practice of the Motel Trogir project, the symposium will cover the following topics: – The Motel Trogir project 2013-2019 – how do we protect the architecture of modernism?, critical reflection; – The Mediterranean Modernism Network, focus on Northern Africa, the example of Morocco; – The relationship of the historicization of modernity and the activist practices of protecting modernist architecture to contemporary artistic practices, frictions and crossovers

Participants: Doplgenger (Isidora Ilić, Boško Prostran), Ruben Arevshatyan, Ekaterina Shapiro Obermair, Imad Dahmani, Lahbib El Moumni, Meslil El Mehdi, Višnja Kukoč, Jelena Borota, Sanja Matijević Barčot, Lidija Butković Mićin, Jovanka Popova, Anastasija Pandilovska, Saša Šimpraga, Jasminka Babić, Neli Ružić, Duška Boban, Lana Stojičević, Mariana Bucat, Platforma 9,81, Udruga Kačić, Božo Benić, Morana Rozić, Aleksandar Bede, Sabina Damiani, Marjoca de Greef and many more.

The symposium is part of Collective Domain of Cultural Memory, an international collaborative project funded under the European Union programme Creative Europe for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

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Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership - PC4A Project

International Project | Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership - PC4A Project | partners organizations: Rinova Ltd, Press to Exit Project Space, ArteriaRegional Development Agency Senek PezinokCultural Industry Creative Cluster Pecs, Materahub | 2020 

Rinova has launched a new Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership - PC4A - to promote quality and effective apprenticeships in the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs).

P4CA brings togetheran experienced partnership comprising Rinova Ltd (UK); Arteria, Poland; Regional Development Agency Senek Pezinok (Slovakia); Cultural Industry Creative Cluster Pecs (Hungary); Materahub (Italy); and Press to Exit (North Macedonia).

New creative technology and working patterns make the CCIs attractive to young people. However, there are significant, persistent barriers. Entry routes are often through personal networks or unpaid internships which tend to exclude young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. The CCIs also comprise an exceptionally large proportion of small and micro-businesses (up to 95% in some countries). Such businesses lack capacity or resources to take on apprenticeships, whilst training institutions often do not understand the career opportunities offered by this new and dynamic sector. Can new solutions be found to these intractable challenges?

All That We Have in Common

External activity |  All That We Have in Common exhibition curated by Jovanka Popova and Mira Gakjina | Hristina Ivanoska’s performance and installation Easy Accumulation of Capital | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje21. 12. 2019–01. 03. 2020

“All That We Have in Common” is a collective work, that emerges at times of uncertainty in the capitalist system, and through analysis of specific works of art and practices, aims to strip away the precarious socially/critically constructed discourse and its manifestations. Capitalism, through its authoritarian policies, creates a world in which the structures of power are adamantly on the side of the rich, oppressing the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized. The neoliberal culture is abundant in language of innovations and novelties with tendencies to produce capital, and yet the culture has never been more degraded.

Public lecture: Contemporary design and independent publishing practices as voice from the margins

Lectures and presentations | Arianne Spanier "Contemporary Design and Independent Publishing Practices as a Voice from the Margins"| Cricfestival for critical culture: CRIC 04 | organized by Kontrapunkt and press to exit project space | Chifte Hammam, National Gallery | 22.11. 2019

For the last 20 years Fukt Magazine has been exploring contemporary drawing and over the years has built an extensive archive of hand-drawn artwork, with latest editions critically examining various themes such as sex, text and words in drawing and systems. The talk of Arianne Spanier Contemporary design and independent publishing practices as voice from the margins will focus on the story of the publication, both on a personal level and in the wider picture of mark-making, design and above all the creative process. The past decade has seen a rapid development of independent publishing, especially among the artist community, with art book fairs arising around the globe and many new possibilities in production and distribution. What are the pros and cons to create your own platform and to be an independent publisher in today’s society?

Wayside (A performance yet to happen)

External activity |  Wayside (A performance yet to happen) | Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska’s exhibition  | Tobacco 001 Cultural Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia |  24. 10. 2019–22. 11. 2019

Envisioned as a choreographed installation, the project refers to a number of sources including Hansen’s Open Form theory, the composition ‘Novara’ (1962) by American composer Earle Brown and the recreation of clothing left behind in a sketchbook of Antoinette van Eyck, a young student of tailoring in Maastricht in 1935. Calovski and Ivanoska explored Vevar’s archives, preserved by the MSUM+MG in Ljubljana, focusing on the correlation between practical and conceptual usage of the open form as well as on its notion, within the context of the archives, as a form of performative action. Vevar’s archives thus become a reflection on theatricality as a way of manifesting real life.