As part of the TALK SHOW exhibition taking part in Tranzit in Bratislvia, Slovakia, Pablo Leon de la Barra gave a Parangole* Workshop, based on Helio Oiticica's Parangoles.
"My entire evolution, leading up to the formulation of the Parangole, aims at this magical incorporation of the elements of the work as such, in the whole life-experience of the spectator, whom I now call 'participator'"
Notes on the Parangole, Helio Oiticica"
*Parangole, slang, meaning animated situation and sudden confusion and/or agitation between people.
invite you to the
MARCH 07 TO APRIL 14, 2007
lectures (wednesdays, thursdays, fridays -) and projects (saturdays – tranzit workshops) by
PABLO LEON DE LA BARRA (MEX/UK),
JEREMY DELLER (UK),
STEPHAN DILLEMUTH (DE),
LUCA FREI (CH),
FLORIAN HECKER (AT),
SCOTT KING (UK)
LOCAL MODERNITY / HEIKE ANDER (AT/DE),
MICHAELA MELIAN (DE),
ANDREAS NEUMEISTER (DE),
PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED / KIT HAMMONDS (UK),
ANNA SANDERS FILMS (F), FEAT. LIAM GILLICK (UK), DOMINIQUE GONZALES-FOERSTER (F), PIERRE HUYGHE (F), PHILIPPE PARRENO (F),
SEAN SNYDER (USA/DE),
JAN VERWOERT (DE)
CURATED BY STEFAN KALMAR & DANIEL PIES KUNSTVEREIN MUNICH (DE)
TALK/SHOW does what it says: over the period of 4 weeks a group of altogether 16 internationally reknown artists and cultural practioners are invited to deliver a TALK at Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts and Design. In the course of this programme a SHOW will build up step by step at tranzit workshops, with each invited guest contributing a work to the show. On a non-pragmatic level, however, TALK/SHOW also signifies the media format epitomizing what critics have called the denigration of the public sphere. Before the background of recent developments in the urban and political landscape of Bratislava, the project TALK/SHOW thus revolves around issues of the constitution of the public sphere and questions of public access to urban as well as discursive spaces in the face of their increasing normalisation, commercialisation and privatisation. TALK/SHOW will try to enter a dialogue with a local public by presenting comparable developments within the so-called -Western' world through the work of 16 international artists, architects, musicians, graphic designers, filmmakers and curators whose practices share a common interest in exploring the possibilities of articulating parallel structures to mainstream economies of space and discourse: sub-economies, sub- communities, sub-publishing, sub-architectures and sub-designs. While the invited groups and individuals are analysing and infiltrating the political, economical and urban realities of the early 21st Century, they at the same time employ these conditions to divert resources towards forms of production that critically re-negotiate questions of power, ownership and authorship within the public sphere. In this TALK/SHOW brings together a unique and internationally outstanding group of creative producers that are not only able to present developments and strategies parallel to those experienced in Slovakia but as a whole might create an atmosphere of inter-cultural exchange within which both sides will be able to discover common grounds.
WEDNESDAY 07. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
>> JAN VERWOERT
THURSDAY 08. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
>> PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED / KIT HAMMONDS
FRIDAY 09. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
>> SCOTT KING
SATURDAY 10. | projects, tranzit dielne | workshops, 18.00
>> SCOTT KING, PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED, JAN VERWOERT
WEDNESDAY 14. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
>> STEPHAN DILLEMUTH
THURSDAY 15. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
>> SEAN SNYDER
FRIDAY 16. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
>> LOCAL MODERNITIES / HEIKE ANDER
SATURDAY 17. | projects, tranzit dielne | workshops, 18.00
>> PABLO LEON DE LA BARRA-PARANGOLE WORKSHOP
SEAN SNYDER, STEPHAN DILLEMUTH, LOCAL MODERNITIES,
SCOTT KING, PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED, JAN VERWOERT
WEDNESDAY 21. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
THURSDAY 22. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
>> LUCA FREI
FRIDAY 23. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
>> ANDREAS NEUMEISTER
SATURDAY 24. | projects, tranzit dielne | workshops, 18.00
>> SEAN SNYDER, ANARCHITEKTUR, ANDREAS NEUMEISTER, LUCA FREI
LOCAL MODERNITIES, PABLO LEON DE LA BARRA, STEPHAN DILLEMUTH, SCOTT KING, PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED
WEDNESDAY 28. | screening, VŠMU, 18.00
>> ANNA SANDERS FILMS with LIAM GILLICK, DOMINIQUE GONZALES-FOESTER, PIERRE HUYGHE, PHILIPPE PARRENO
THURSDAY 29. | lecture, VŠVU, 18.00
>> MICHAELA MELIAN
FRIDAY 30., performnce, tranzit dielne | workshops, 18.00
>> FLORIAN HECKER
SATURDAY 31. projects, tranzit dielne | workshops, 18.00 (- APRIL 14, 2007)
>> JEREMY DELLER, ANNA SANDERS FILMS, MICHAELA MELIAN, FLORIAN HECKER,
LUCA FREI, SCOTT KING, PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED, PABLO LEON DE LA BARRA, STEPHAN DILLEMUTH, SEAN SNYDER, LOCAL MODERNITIES, ANARCHITEKTUR, ANDREAS NEUMEISTER, JAN VERWOERT
ANARCHITEKTUR (DE) is a group of Berlin based architects and theoreticians, regularly publishing a magazine on contemporary debates about architecture and urban planning. They are also the initiators of the “Camp for Oppositional Architecture” that, continuing in the tradition of socially committed groups of architects such as C.I.A.M. or Team 10, discusses the framework and opportunities for a politically involved contemporary production of architectural space.
PABLO LEÓN DE LA BARRA (UK/MEX) is a London based artist, curator, publisher and gallerist, who has curated numerous exhibitions dealing with urban and artistic practices all across Europe and South America. For TALK/SHOW de la Barra will initiate a Parangole workshop at tranzit workshops.
JEREMY DELLER (UK) is a London based artist and winner of the prestigious Turner Prize 2004. In his work he shifts between the roles of artist, curator and producer of a broad range of projects that often take shape in participatory modes and frequently sidestep the common demarcations between high and low, between art and everyday cultural practices. For TALK/SHOW he will present ‘The Battle of Orgreave’, a massive re-enactment of the British miner’s strike of 1984/85.
STEPHAN DILLEMUTH (DE) is a Munich based artist and cultural activist. He will present his artistic work as well as his collaborative research and project work from Friesenwall (Cologne) to Papertiger TV, the Summer Academy (Munich) and his speculative inquiry into the history of bohemia and the ‘Lebensreform’-movement.
LUCA FREI (SWE/CH) is a Swiss artist living in Lund, Sweden. In his work he has consistently been exploring the borders between art as an autonomous aesthetic practice and as a participatory public process. In Bratislava he will present his series of fictitious political posters ‘Gruppo Parole e Immagini”.
FLORIAN HECKER (AT/DE) is an artist and musician based in Vienna. Hecker is considered as one of the most innovative creative cultural producers in international electronic music working, among others, with technologies developed by architect and electronic music pioneer Ianis Xenakis.
SCOTT KING (UK) is a London based artist and one of the most important graphic designers of his generation. Among others, he has been art director of ID Magazine, Sleazenation, designed record covers for Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, Suicide and also publishes the fanzine CRASH!
LOCAL MODERNITIES (DE/AT) is a research project mapping the locally specific articulations of post-war modernist architecture in the former Soviet Republics and their relations amongst each other. Heike Ander, curator and critc based in Vienna and Munich, will introduce the project and its rich archive of photographic documents.
MICHAELA MELIÁN (DE) is a Munich based artist and musician currently teaching at the Art Academy of Hamburg. She is a founding member of FSK and in her artistic work negotiates neglected histories of political dissent. Her contribution to TALK/SHOW is a trans-historical panorama of Munich bohemia from the 1910s to the 1970s
ANDREAS NEUMEISTER (DE) is a Munich based writer who regularly incorporates the idea of the visual in his literary work. His slide-show and reading 'Da Real World’ navigates through the ubiquitous horizon of acronyms saturating our life-worlds.
PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED (UK) is a touring archive and annual fair for alternative artists' publications that has, among others, been presented at Cubitt, London, Casco, Utrecht and LA MOCA, Los Angeles. Publish And Be Damned was initiated by Emily Pethick and Kit Hammonds, who will introduce the project at Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts.
ANNA SANDERS FILMS (F) is a fictitious persona living in Paris. Behind the mask of Anna Sanders operates a collective of artists and filmmakers that produces on 35 mm films that oscillate between documentary and fiction. The selection for TALK/SHOW will present works by Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
SEAN SNYDER (DE/US) is a Berlin based artist whose work is an extended research into the imagery and the reporting of war. The intention is not to comment on political issues, but to investigate the representational modes of events that are consumed second hand. Snyder will present his video ‘Casio, Seiko, Sheraton, Toyota, Mars’ produced for 9th Istanbul Biennial which maps the transnational migration of global brands across enemy territories and ideological demarcations.
JAN VERWOERT (DE) is a Berlin based critic working as contributing editor for frieze. He teaches at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and writes, among others, for Metropolis M, Afterall and Piktogram. His talk 'From Appropriation to Invocation’ discusses the crisis of historiography coinciding with the crisis of the nation state and our definitions of social communities: 'Many seek to bring back the naåtional myth. But this is not where we want to go. We live surrounded by the ghosts of unresolved conflicts. Evoking these ghosts in the clandestine ceremonies of critical art practice may open up ways to construct alternative communities around a different sense of shared histories.’
tranzit dielne | workshops
studena 12, bratislava
slovensko | slovakia
open from wednesday to saturday from 15:00 to 18:00