Vasja Nagy: Post/Art in a Suitcase
Alkatraz Gallery kindly invites you to the presentation of the project Post/Art in a Suitcase, curated by Vasja Nagy, on Tuesday 22th November at 6 p.m. It will be followed by the presentation of the Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 Gallery from Vienna, by its head Denise Parizek.
Exhibition and presentation of the project
Vasja Nagy, the author of the project Art in a Suitcase, carried out in September 2010 at eight European cities (Vienna, budapest, Prague, Dresden, Berlin, Ravena, Mola di Bari, Carigrad), will with an exhibition and a presentation present where and when it has all began, and where it has all led to. Besides artists from Slovenia, Ana Watzinger, artist that joined the project in Vienna and Denise Parizek, the head of Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 Gallery in Vienna will join in.
Art in a Suitcase
starts as a curatorial project depending on the initial communication between the curator and artists involved. Based on the idea of a travelling exhibition that can fit into one traveller’s suitcase and be presented or exposed virtually in any place. Once the initial selection is done and packed, the curator starts the travel by most convenient means. Destinations are in fact places where the curator has been invited to carry out an event.
Selection of the works for the suitcase
The initial selectionwas made after a personal invitation to 7 artists in the curator’s starting point proximity. Basically there is a broad main theme that directs a bit and concerning travelling as course of life and vice versa together with coincidences at encountering the unknown. At selecting some practical issues are regarded like size, weight and fragility of the artwork.
During the travel additional contributions to the selection are encouraged with occasional invitations by the curator to the locally present artists and always with consideration of the artworks already included. The dialogue between artworks and/or influencing the meanings between them is crucial.
One of basic ideas in this project is to bring heterogeneous artworks into intense communication among them as well as with different contexts and audiences through constant time/space shifting. This way a vivid dialogue between the curator and the environment of his activity is pointed out too.
Uršula Berlot, Marko Brecelj, Vesna Bukovec, Gani LLalloshi, Žiga Okorn, Bojan Radovič, Tilen Žbona
Joined later on: Luca Barberini, Emilie Delugeau, Aline Helmke, Til Köhler, Annabel Lange, Algirdas Narmontas, Matthew Schum, Anna Watzinger
The project was hosted at:
Vienna (A), Schleifmühlgasse 12-14
, Budapest (H), Studio Gallery FKSE
, Prague (Cz), m.odla Gallery
, Dresden (D), Runde Ecke
, Berlin (D), SintflutStudio, Ravenna (I), Associazione Culturale Mirada
, Mola di Bari (I), Pangea S. N. C.. Istanbul (Tr), Depo
More about the project:
Program of the Alkatraz Gallery is supported by City Council Ljubljana, Department for culture and the Ministry for culture of the Republic of Slovenia. The project is also supported by the Austrian cultural forum.
Photo: Sunčan P. Stone