|log #331: ok alijansa
The shock alliance is derived from the
shock gallery. This gallery is a project of the art
klinika at Novi Sad. Novi Sad is a serbian city which is about the size of Graz, the
capital of Styria (Austria). The the shock gallery is exhibition space as part
of a function room.
On december 14th we had a meeting to talk about the options
establishing a network of shock galleries, collaborate in different ways, also
having a knowledge exchange and debate strategies for stabilizing the situation of
contemporary art in the range of our activities.
I am interested in those ways of collaboration as artist
and as founder of the cultural territory kultur.at, which currently goes
public over the van-site: [link]
The main project we run right now is titled kunst
ost, which means art east; not because it might be related to eastern
countries, but as it occurred in oststeiermark, which is the eastern part of
styria. the website: [link]
the task of the project kunst ost is quite
similar: stabilizing the situation of contemporary art. but that does not mean, we do this
effort only focused on art. We develop steps, that are also related on the culture of
everyday life, some kinds of arts & craft, for example combined by our curatorship of trivial myths.
Who is we? Basicly me, Martin Krusche,
an artist, collaborating with art historian Mirjana Peitler-Selakov. And for the project kunst
ost we have a colleague responsible for voluntary art, Nina
with Rasa Doderovic (from "Matica Srpska")
So this is a startup for something, I consider as
work in progress. There are very different starting points of very different persons. I
met Nikola Dzafo and his crew first in 2008, when "art klinika" got
part of our contribution for art festival "steirischer herbst": "next code: exit".
Artist Nikola Dzafo, Head
of "art klinika"
Since then we remained staying in touch, having
good times and also some debates about the status quo of artists in times of downgoing
budgets.So let's see, what we are going to manage and to finde out ...
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