[artinfo] Trans-global Art-ground

melentie mpandil at soros.org.mk
Wed Dec 3 10:10:27 CET 2003

		Trans-global Art-ground

Curatorial seminar, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade 06-13 December 2003

Trans-global Art-ground is the title of the 
curatorial seminar with the goal to generate a 
joint project with partner institutions, 
represented by the participants in the seminar. 
The seminar will focus on defining modes of 
movement through a global art system. The aim of 
the seminar is to induce trans-global 
perspectives on contemporary cultural models and 
creative art practices.

Topic: Starting from the standpoint that we can 
no longer perceive the art world as springing 
from one center which is producing the dominant 
paradigm of art as if being the universal one, 
and that all cultures in their specificities are 
already included and interwoven
in the global system, we come to the conclusion 
that the issue of minor, or neglected cultures 
and their representation is no longer at stake. 
What now appears as an actual problem is how to 
overcome the isolated particularity of a certain 
local culture, and its full
self-referentiality, making its products 
communicable on levels beyond the pure 
fascination with other and different. In other 
words, the loss of a firm universal ground does 
not eliminate its need: it just transforms the 
ground into an empty space which can be partially
filled in a variety of ways. The participants 
will be therefore invited to trace specific 
trajectories through otherwise purely 
differential global art world, connecting 
different instances of the phenomena with a 
potential of producing universalizing effects.

The structure of the seminar will comprise of:


December the  7th at 16 h Saskia Sassen, USA

December the   8th at 16 h Hiroshi Yoshioka, Japan

December the 11th at 16 h Marina Grzinic, Slovenia


by the participants, introducing emerging art 
practices into the general discussion


to provide with the platform for the development 
of a joint project exploring the terrain of the 
relations of representation as the condition of 
the constitution of any social process, including 
the process of globalization.

Participants: Marko Brumen, Slovenia, Aleksandra 
Mircic, Serbia and Montenegro, Francesco 
Bernardelli, Italy, Hyoungmi Kim, South Korea, 
Kristian Lukic, Serbia and Montenegro, Mai Abu 
ElDahab, Egypt, Maria Bilske, Australia, Taru 
Elfving, Finland.

Concept: Zoran Eric i Stevan Vukovic


BAZA  Belgrade Art Initiative http://www.baza.org.yu/

Center for New Media - kuda.org Novi Sad http://kuda.org

Museum of  Contemporary Art Belgrade http://www.msub.org.yu/

Contact: Zoran Eric and Stevan Vukovic
office at baza.org.yu

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