Navzájom | Mutually (tranzit dielne / workshops Bratislava)

Navzájom | Mutually (tranzit dielne / workshops Bratislava)         23.6.2012

Navzájom. Archívy neinštitucionalizovanej kultúry 70. – 80. rokov v Československu | Mutually. Archives of non-institutionalized culture of the 1970s and 1980s
in Czechoslovakia
. 24/6__ 19/8_ 2012, tranzit dielne / workshops, Studená 12, Bratislava,

Otvorenie | Opening: 23/6 2012_, 18:00, koncert | concert: Ostrý zub & Vladimír Havlík + Strom DJs (Markéta_ Lisá & Petr Vrba)
V spolupráci a pripravili | Curated by: Daniel Grúň, Barbora Klímová, Filip Cenek
Podporeno | Supported by: ERSTE Foundation, Artpool Art Research Center, Rádio FM

Plakát | Poster:
Mapa výstavy, doprovodný program | Exhibition plan, accompanying program: navzajom_mutually_fragments.pdf
Info (press release):

Time and space have completely different parameters in personal archives than in real life. Perhaps it is so, because we enter the archives as strangers. Our world has a different arrangement than the archivists once knew. Nevertheless we are still trying to read and reconstruct what shaped the relations between individuals and communities, what united them and connected them to one another. A return to this experience is the reason why we are organizing this exhibition. Its aim is to present selected fragments of personal archives of the artists, active at the turn of the 1970s and 1980s in socialist Czechoslovakia. We are interested in activities of the informal groups and interest based communities that had been organized outside the state-run social structures. Many ephemeral works have been preserved only in documentation and provide an evidence of networks existing within the communities, on which these works were aimed and in which they resonated. Not attempting for a comprehensive picture of contemporary events, the exhibition focuses on selected personal archives, as their importance in the current exhibition practices is either lost or poorly captured. That is why we decided to include presently otherwise scattered communities of mainly Czech, Slovak and Hungarian artists, among whom a fairly intense exchange existed in the selected period. The nature of our display is therefore one of reconstruction of the omitted and intangible works threatened by total disappearance. The exposition is built on a system of torsos, morsels, fragments. However, the incompleteness of the presentation is counterbalanced by the opportunity to zoom into the intensity of cooperation and collective participation. The exhibition will display the documentation of activities – photographs and descriptions, referring to the authentic experience in the documentary form. However, it will not be a purely documentary exhibition. The viewers will also be able to experience an immediate confrontation with the relics, facts and artifacts. The exhibition model therefore presents a hybrid form, in which the documentation (slideshow, photocopies, posters) and the installation (spatial solutions) cooperate.

Filip Cenek, Barbora Klímová, Daniel Grúň:

Navzájem. Archivy neinstitucializované kutury 70. a 80. let v Československu