Series of discussions: An Archive/Live Archive/UnArchive and Public Library workshop

July 15&16th, 2013
Novi Sad, Youth Center CK13
organized by, Novi Sad and Multimedia Institute mi2, Zagreb

Participants: Dušan Barok (Monoskop), Kenneth Goldsmith (UbuWeb), Marcell Mars (Public Library), (with not-yet-archive of the neo-avant-garde art) and Simon Worthington (Live Archiving and Users Journeys)

There are so many initiatives recently dealing with archiving of different artistic, cultural and historical materials, which are induced by the possibilities of digitization as a new round of 'actualization' and new spaces for dissemination of the material dealt with. The dominant framework of those initiatives is still institutional – by that, public/state institutions are employing contemporary tools in order to remain in their great narratives of 'history', 'heritage' and '(national) culture', to remain in control. However, we are more interested in initiatives which are invested in practices diverging from institutional and state strategies. Instead of conservation, we would like to think of 'live archives'; instead of nourishing canons, we would like to think of creation of 'history from bellow' as 'a counter-memory' – with all their possible implications.

THE IDEA OF RADICAL MEDIA Conference, Zagreb - within the project "Aesthetic Education Expanded"

Zagreb, MaMa, June 7-8
Multimedia Institute

The conference revisits the radical media-related practices in art, communication and politics that have emerged over the last two decades, and looks at the idea of radical media both from a broader historic perspective and from the predicament of our current situation. It is organized in the context of two exhibitions on Arkzin - a Zagreb-based collective that emerged out of the anti-war campaign in the early 1990s and gave a theoretical and polemical voice to the anti-nationalist positions. The publishing and activist practices of Arkzin anticipated and reflected the practices of tactical media that were crystallizing from a particular confluence of a political moment marked by the post-Yugoslav conflicts and alter-globalist contestations, and a technological moment of the rise of early Net.

The Continuous Art Class: Bor. Re-enactment of the unknown.

Tuesday, 28th february 2012
6 p.m. Opening of the exhibition “The Continuous Art Class: Bor. Re-enactment of the unknown.”
7 p.m. Band performance/Concert “Duo trojica”

Public Library Bor,
19 Moše Pijade st.

Participants: Ana Stefanović, Vladimir Radivojević, Ivica Osmanovski, Jelena Miletić, Milan Stošić, Miroslav Mitrašinović, Saša D. Lović, Centar za neformalnu komunikaciju Nemušto, Samizdat Sloganova

Authors of the exhibition: Kontekst collective (Vida Knežević and Marko Miletić), Belgrade in collaboration with Local Department Public Library Bor and from Novi Sad.

Temporary Services in Cultural Center REX, Belgrade

Cultural Center REX, Jevrejska 16, Belgrade
27th of October 2011, at 7PM

Temporary Services, but Permanent Artistic Practice
Brett Bloom in Cultural Center REX, Belgrade

Presentation and public talk with artist, writer and cultural worker Brett Bloom with Jelena Vesić, independent curator and art critic and Vladimir Jerić Vlidi, writer, media researcher and activist from Belgrade.

BOOK LAUNCH - Artists' Texts from Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, 1947-2009

Art Always Has Its Consequences
Artists' Texts from Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, 1947-2009

26 September 2011, 18:00
Vizrakter, Fo utca 84., Budapest 1027

Why do artists write texts? When and why this genre was developed and what significance it gained in Easter-Europe in the last sixty years.Talk (in Hungarian) about the publication with artist Roza El-Hassan and art historian Sandor Hornyik. Moderator: Zsuzsa Laszlo, art theorist, one of editors.