International Symposium Curating Exchange | Presentation by Gergely László | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje | 13th October, 2018, 8pm
The presentation is part of Press To Exit Project Space’s yearly program titled “Undisciplined Forms of Knowledge” in the frame of Lectures, Presentations and Exhibitions Series, and the International Symposium “Curating Exchange 7: Curating Urban Communities”.
Gergely László (1979) is a member of the artist collective Tehnica Schweiz with Péter Rákosi (1971) since 2004. Tehnica Schweiz has worked in collaboration with Serbian artist Katarina Šević (1979) on several occasions in the past years. László and Šević are both currently based in Berlin. Between 2002 and 2012, in Budapest, they were involved in running a variety of art spaces including Dinamo, Impex - Contemporary Art Provider and Lumen Foundation.
Their work is propelled by the social dichotomies of today, and their artistic methodologies are based on complex working processes with the occasional use of archived documents. Their projects are accompanied by performative situations and events, experimenting with tableaux vivants, commedia, ancient chorus or amateur sketches, in which characters take symbolic roles. They are interested in alternative canons of knowledge and their works carry critical and political potential. Their latest works “Stummer Diener”, “Alfred Palestra” (2014) and “The Curfew” (2017) reach to strategies of radical pedagogy, questioning the traditional means of knowledge transfer.
They have exhibited internationally in solo and group shows including: Archive Kabinett, Berlin; OFF-Biennale Budapest; Le 19 CRAC, Monbelliard; acb Gallery, Budapest; Play Time / Les Ateliers de Rennes, Rennes; New Museum, New York; Secession, Vienna; Contemporary Art Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad; 21er Haus, Vienna; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Apexart, New York. More information at: www.katarinasevic.com and www.tehnicaschweiz.com
Press to Exit Project Space programs are organized in partnerships with the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje and Kontrapunkt, Skopje, and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia. More information: www.presstoexit.org.mk
Image credit: The Curfew performance, 28.10.2017. Photo: Boglárka Zellei / OFF-Biennale Budapest Archive. Project by Tehnica Schweiz and Katarina Šević.