Dislocation: Utopian Space(s)

December 26th, 2005 – January 15th, 2006

The exhibition Dislocation: utopian space(s), organized by art historians Maida Gruden and Mara Prohaska, will consist of two parts (December 26th – 31st, 2005 and January 9th – 15th, 2006). It will be realized through performances, installations, photographs, videos, digital prints, computer animations and paintings of thirteen artists. Branislav Jakić, Aleksandar Jestrović Jamesdin, Maja Josifović, Vladimir Protić, Predrag Terzić, and Isidora Fićović will exhibit within the first part of the exhibition (opening – December 26th, 2005, at 20h, O3ONE Gallery). At the opening Era Milivojević will prepare for the performance.

Arion Asllani, Branka Kuzmanović, Saša Marković Mikrob, Era Milivojević, Milena Putnik, Dimitrije Tadić, Nina Todorović will exhibit within the second part of the exhibition (opening – January 9th, 2006, at 20h, O3ONE Gallery). At the opening Era Milivojević will perform.

The opening of the second part of the exhibition (January 9th – 15th, 2006) will be followed by the performance of Saša Marković Mikrob titled «New Life 2006!» at the art cafe Kocka (Carice Milice 7) beginning at 22h.

The second part of the exhibition will be followed by a round-table discussion where the guests will express their opinion about the problem of utopia today and the way this issue was understood in the past.

The idea of the exhibition is to represent a field for an exchange of opinions about the existence of utopian space, potentials of utopian thought and, generally, readiness to rethink in a utopian way within the modern Serbian art scene. The starting point of the concept of the exhibition itself is the notion of utopia as the ability to imagine different reality or project very different future, i.e. willingness to believe in the realization of the structure of life, work and system of values that would not be very similar to dominating models. Curators intend to connect artists of different ages and sensibilities to explore the potential of art in the realization of individual and collective utopia within the society we live in.