Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century
01.03 - 08.04.2017
Anton Kuznetsov (Russia), Moms, 2014, painting
Place: Attic of Kronprinz barracks, Kaliningrad, 38 Litovsky val, entrance No.6, 4th floor
Organizers: Riesa efau Motorenhalle (Dresden, Germany), Baltic Branch of NCCA
With supports of: ifa (Germany), BMUKK - Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, Swiss Arts Council "Pro Helvetia", Austrian Cultural Forum (Moscow, Russia), Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland), Consulate of Germany in Kaliningrad
Partners: zollfrei, Association for mediation and distribution of contemporary art (Switzerland), Kaliningrad Photographers Union, Basel University, Slavic Department (Switzerland)
Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century aims to show the historical traces of the First World War in the present, and reflects on the way these are treated. What does that time mean to us, what do those long past events mean? What is behind current opinion, and what is eliciting contemporary artistic engagement?
The exhibition pursues the extent to which it is possible for contemporary art – between construct, reference and depiction – to expand the cultural memory and to correct or even contribute to ascertaining the historical facts.
Curators: Frank Eckhardt and Andrea Domesle
Artists: Simone Bader, Marcin Berdyszak, Nin Brudermann, Martin Chramosta, ETAGE group, Tatiana Fiodorova, Karen Geyer, Ruppe Kosellek, Olga Alia Krulišová & Jana Mořkovská, Jérôme Leuba, Małgorzata Łuczyna & Jacek Złoczowski, François Martig, Mladen Miljanović, Anton Kuznetsov, Yves Netzhammer, Jo Preußler & Axel Töpfer, San Donato group, Deborah Sengl, Joachim Seinfeld, Belle Shafir, Yuri Vassiliev, Martina Wolf
Photos from the opening:
Photo: Artem Kilkin
March 1, 22:00 After Party with DJ Grauton (CH) in Ulitsy bar (13 Prospekt Mira St.) Free admission
March 2, 19:00 Pecha Kucha: meet artists and curators, who will present their works Free admission
March 3, 19:00 Evening of performative presentations:
Docufiction by Joachim Seinfeld
Research Study by Ruppe Koselleck
Untitled by Karen Geyer
The following program to be announced soon!
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday, 17:00-20:00; Saturday, 12:00-17:00
Admission fee: 100₽