Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving

Infos

Opening
8.10.2004, 6pm

Duration
9.10.2004 – 28.11.2004

“Staying or Leaving / Ostati ili otići” is produced in collaboration with Hrvatski fotosavez, Zagreb, and in co-operation with
steirischer herbst 04, and is presented at Umjetnički paviljon, Zagreb, from September 8 to 27, 2004.

with
Ana Husman (HR), Oliver Musovik (MK), Dan Panaitescu (RO), Maria Papadimitriou (GR), Randa Shaath (ET), Ahlam Shibli (Palästina), Efrat Shvily (IL), Mladen Stilinovic (HR)

curated by Christine Frisinghelli & Sandra Križić Roban

MARIA PAPADIMITRIOU, aus: T.A.M.A. – Temporäres Autonomes Museum für Alle, seit 1998 / from: T.A.M.A. –Temporary Autonomous Museum for All, since 1998.

Intro

“Staying or leaving” puts eight artistic projects into a temporary context within the framework for the duration of the exhibition: for the artists featured at the exhibition, the key theme of their work and point of departure for their projects is to explore possibilities and drafts of social coexistence, concepts and utopias o f belonging, experiences of uprooting and endangerment, and their politically or economically motivated conditions. They describe processes in which living space – private or communal, permanent or temporary – is negotiated, and they refer to very specific geographical, historical and social situations and may be seen as strategic navigation through cultural landscapes.

Full text

Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving

“Staying or leaving” – the question arises against the backdrop of a world that is constantly reorganising, in which migration no longer appears only as a phenomenon of flight caused by political or economical necessity, but has come to be a constant in the question of identities, a form of permanent surveying and exploration of the cultural territory.
“Staying or leaving” puts eight artistic projects into a temporary context within the framework for the duration of the exhibition: or the artists featured at the exhibition, the key theme of their work and point of departure for their projects is to explore possibilities and drafts of social coexistence, concepts and utopias o f belonging, experiences of uprooting and endangerment, and their politically or economically motivated conditions. They describe processes in which living space – private or communal, permanent or temporary – is negotiated, and they refer to very specific geographical, historical and social situations and may be seen as strategic navigation through cultural landscapes. Landscapes, buildings and situations in life – the factual object of these works – form a panorama in which the conflict zones of our generations and of generations past coincide: the colonial struggles for power that characterised the past century, the failure of social utopias and the “internationalisation of people and cultures” that are founded equally in post-socialism and late capitalism. In the “Staying or leaving” projects, these conflicts are manifest or lie, barely concealed, below a thin layer of the familiar.
So these are not accounts of journeys describing what someone has seen and experienced in foreign lands – on the
contrary: here the focus is on places and situations in one’s own area of life, where we observe rupture lines of individual, cultural and geographical belonging, lines along which stories evolve and social self-conception becomes visible.

“Staying or Leaving / Ostati ili otići” is produced in collaboration with Hrvatski fotosavez, Zagreb, and in co-operation with steirischer herbst 04, and is presented at Umjetnički paviljon, Zagreb, from September 8 to 27, 2004.

Exhibition Views

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • MLADEN STILINOVIC, aus / from: Bag-people, 2001.

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • DAN PANAITESCU, aus: Wenn du das kaufst / from: If You Buy This, 2002.

  • DAN PANAITESCU, aus: Wenn du das kaufst / from: If You Buy This, 2002.

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • RANDA SHAATH, aus: Unter dem selben Himmel: Dächer von Kairo / from: Under the Same Sky: Rooftops of Cairo, 2002 – 2003.

  • RANDA SHAATH, aus: Unter dem selben Himmel: Dächer von Kairo / from: Under the Same Sky: Rooftops of Cairo, 2002 – 2003.

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • EFRAT SHVILY, aus: Neue Siedlungen in Israel und den besetzten Gebieten / from: New Homes in Israel and the Occupied Territories, 1992 – 1998.

  • EFRAT SHVILY, aus: Neue Siedlungen in Israel und den besetzten Gebieten / from: New Homes in Israel and the Occupied Territories, 1992 – 1998.

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • ANA HUSMAN, Stills aus / from: Das Haus / The House, 2003. Video, 22 min. 22 sec.

  • ANA HUSMAN, Stills aus / from: Das Haus / The House, 2003. Video, 22 min. 22 sec.

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • MARIA PAPADIMITRIOU, aus: T.A.M.A. – Temporäres Autonomes Museum für Alle, seit 1998 / from: T.A.M.A. –Temporary Autonomous Museum for All, since 1998.

  • MARIA PAPADIMITRIOU, aus: T.A.M.A. – Temporäres Autonomes Museum für Alle, seit 1998 / from: T.A.M.A. –Temporary Autonomous Museum for All, since 1998.

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • OLIVER MUSOVIK, aus / from: Neighbours 2: The Yard, 2002.

  • OLIVER MUSOVIK, aus / from: Neighbours 2: The Yard, 2002.

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Camera Austria 2004
    Photo: Seiichi Furuya

  • AHLAM SHIBLI, aus: Nicht anerkannt, 'Arab al-N'aim, 2000 / from: Unrecognized, 'Arab al-N'aim, 2000.

  • AHLAM SHIBLI, aus: Nicht anerkannt, 'Arab al-N'aim, 2000 / from: Unrecognized, 'Arab al-N'aim, 2000.

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Press conference

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Pressekonferenz / press conference
    Photo: Thomas Hartwell

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Pressekonferenz / press conference
    Photo: Thomas Hartwell

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Pressekonferenz / press conference
    Photo: Thomas Hartwell

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Pressekonferenz / press conference
    Photo: Thomas Hartwell

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Pressekonferenz / press conference
    Photo: Thomas Hartwell

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Pressekonferenz / press conference
    Photo: Thomas Hartwell

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Pressekonferenz / press conference
    Photo: Thomas Hartwell

  • Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving
    Pressekonferenz / press conference
    Photo: Thomas Hartwell

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Opening

  • Eröffnung / opening: Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving, 8.10.2004
    Camera Austria 2004

  • Eröffnung / opening: Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving, 8.10.2004
    Camera Austria 2004

  • Eröffnung / opening: Bleiben oder gehen / Ostati ili otići / Staying or leaving, 8.10.2004
    Camera Austria 2004

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