Tonči Kranjčević Batalić
Vernissage: 1. June, 19.00
Exhibition: 1. – 7. June 2019
Interaktive Videoausstellung “Processes” mit der kroatischen Künstlerin Tanja Minarik, kuratiert vom Künstler und Kurator Tonči Kranjčević Batalić aus Split. Die Ausstellung findet statt im Rahmen eines Ausstausches mit der Queer-Kunstplattform QueerANarchive aus Split in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Athens Museum of Queer Arts und ŠKUC, Ljubljana.
Tanja Minarik (b. 1983) holds a MA in New Media Arts in Zagreb and BSc in Film and Video in Split. She deals with various aspects of video art and design – installations, audio/visual performances, VJ-ing, editing and interactive installations. She exhibited and presented films on a series of group exhibitions and festivals. With queer feminist a/v band Žen she has performed everywhere.
“We had the same starting point. We were born in the same geographic location. Several countries later, we have different passports. Without additional governmental approvals, I can visit 143 countries; for her there are 155. Simultaneously, the processes we are going through while searching for a country where we could live together are not clear”
This is one of the opening segments the author uses to indicate the geopolitical and biopolitical context from which the work Processes originates. Tanja Minarik views politics from a personal and intimate position of a person who is looking for a place, a country, where she could coexist with her partner . From a technical point of view, the multi-channel video installation Processes is the work in which the notions of private and public are intertwined. It is introduced by the author through a text logbook that fragmentally follows and questions the processes that transform and determine the life experience of this same sex couple. The diary records track the video clips of cities through which, the author explains, one could contemplate relationships via nodes, empty spaces and interspaces. Through a display of cities without identity and history, the work Processes becomes the couple’s search for a personal anthropological place.
Eine musikalische Performance
9. Juni, 19.00 Uhr
Musikalische Performance von der ägyptischen Künstlerin Sara Hamdy aus Kairo. Die Veranstaltung ist eine Kooperation mit Residency.ch, PROGR. Nach dreimonatigem Residenz-Aufenthalt präsentiert die Gastkünstlerin einen Teil ihres Multimediaprojekts “Margins of the Madness” in Form einer Performance.
Sara Hamdy is a visual artist living and working in Cairo-Egypt, graduated from faculty of fine arts oil painting department 2009, currently guest artists at the Residency.ch, PROGR. The residency of Sara Hamdy is organized and sponsored by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia Cairo.
Hamdy had a special interest in sound as a subject and a medium; In her practice she connects her whole cognition through visual art and sound, searching for the lines between opposition, madness and the limitations of languages.
curated by Adán Vallecillo
in collaboration with Honduras Forum Schweiz
13. – 19. Juni 2019
Guided tour with the curator
18. Juni, 18.00
“Persecuted journalists – press freedom in Honduras”, moderated discussion
18. Juni 19.00
Finissage and the clothing party
19. Juni from 19.00