Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century


01.03 - 08.04.2017

Anton Kuznetsov (Russia), Moms, 2014, painting

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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

March 1, 19:00
Opening with curators Frank Eckhardt and Andrea Domesle, and artists: Martin Chramosta, Karen Geyer, Ruppe Kosellek, Olga Alia Krulišová & Jana Mořkovská, Małgorzata Łuczyna & Jacek Złoczowski, Jo Preußler & Axel Töpfer, San Donato group, Joachim Seinfeld, Belle Shafir, Yuri Vassiliev

Photos from the opening:

Заметки о начале короткого 20 века. Открытие 01.03.2017

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

Free admission

The following program to be announced soon!

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday, 17:00-20:00; Saturday, 12:00-17:00

Admission fee: 100₽

Communication: Andrey Efits,, +7 (4012) 604-329, +7 (921) 263-56-00

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