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30 Oct 2010

Where Everything Is Yet to Happen (WEIYTH), 2nd chapter: Exposures

Where Everything Is Yet to Happen (WEIYTH), 2nd chapter: Exposures, Spaport Biennial 2009/2010
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Where Everything Is Yet to Happen ( WEIYTH )
2nd chapter: Exposures


14 October – 30 November, 2010
Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo – talks, seminars, workshops, exhibition


Grupa Spomenik (Damir Arsenijević, Jasmina Husanović, Jelena Petrović, Branimir Stojanović, Milica Tomić) → Work group Four Faces of Omarska (Mirjana Dragosavljević, Srđan Hercigonja, Sandro Hergić, Vladimir Miladinović, Marija Ratković, Dejan Vasić, Jovanka Vojinović, Zoran Vučkovac and Milica Tomić) | STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Džokić & Marc Neelen) | Istraživački arhiv 'Nogomet metafora života?' (Abart, Mostar) | Borut Šeparović, Goran Ferčec & 'Generacija 91-95' | Igor Bošnjak | FACTUM Documentary Film Project | Lana Čmajčanin & Igor Grubić | Sandra Dukić & Boris Glamočanin | Flaka Haliti | Andrea Geyer | Nicole Hewitt | Amel Ibrahimović | Margareta Kern | Radenko Milak | Renata Poljak | Vahida Ramujkić | Lala Raščić | Ivan Šušnjar | Bojana Tamindžija

Developed by:
DeLVe | Institute for Duration, Location and Variables
(Ivana Bago and Antonia Majača)

Organized by:
Protok – Center for Visual Communications, Banja Luka

Exposures, the second chapter of the long-term, collaborative project Where Everything Is Yet to Happen takes place in Banja Luka, Mostar and Sarajevo taking the form of an exhibition, as well as a series of seminars, workshops, and new productions. The project was initiated by a collaboration with a team of invited co-curators (Anselm Franke, Ana Janevski, Vit Havranek & Zbynek Baladran, Erden Kosova, Nina Montmann and Jelena Vesić) which resulted in the exhibition Can you speak of this? – Yes, I Can, in Banja Luka in 2009. Incited by the WEIYTH's underlying concept of a prospective rethinking of the notion of community, the artistic and curatorial propositions delineated in the first chapter opened up a set of topics, designating the course of the further development of the project: the issues of collaboration, complicity, articulation of trauma, exile and return, politics of language, politics of memory, culturalization of politics and politization of art.

These topics became a base for initiating new collaborations, gathering groups and temporary communities of artists, theoreticians, activists, students and curators, in a process of creating new social and creative platforms generating new vocabularies that together form Exposures, the second chapter of the project. Like the first one, it keeps insisting on the question: 'Can you speak of this?', where an affirmative answer points first of all to an acceptance of responsibility to articulate and question one's own position in relation to the historical, social and political context the project is set in, as well as in relation to particular topics it addresses. The project gathers artists, film-makers, and intellectuals who in their practice, deal with some of the many aspects of the trauma of the break-up of Yugoslavia: war, genocide, dissolution of the socialist economic and political system, transition into 'wild capitalism', destroyed economy, perpetuation of war 'by other means', as well as the influence of these dissolutions and disasters on the youngest generations, informed by fear and abjection toward the ethno-confessional Other.

Accepting our invitation to participate in this long-term curatorial, artistic, theoretical and transformational quest, and addressing the invitation to others, has emancipated the very process of searching while embracing the exposure to a state of radical uncertainty. For all involved in the process – organizers, curators, participants, guests, the public – it has meant accepting the state (and action) of exposure without compromise - exposure also to the gap between the public's expectations formed by dubbing the project a 'biennial' and the decision to question exactly how such a project can subvert the imperative of spectacularity and representation; where 'art' as material product is secondary to the processes of political subjectivization and articulation of relations between all who have been, and who will yet become, involved in the process – exposure, most relevantly, of one to each other.


Exhibition, Banja Luka
Rudi Cajavec Factory, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Public Space

Events (Mostar and Sarajevo):

14.10. 2010, 6 pm Lala Rascic, Damned Dam, performance and discussion, SCCA, Sarajevo
15.-16.10. 2010 Research archive Football as Metaphor of Life? (Abart, Mostar), discussion and presentation of the archive, OKC Abrasevic, Mostar

Events (Banja Luka: Rudi Cajavec Factory)
21.-22.10. 2010 Damir Arsenijevic (Monument Group), It's Time We Got to Know Each Other As We Really Are, poetry session
21.-22.10.2010. Vahida Ramujkic, Disputed Histories, workshop

Saturday, 30.10.2010
17.00 Lala Rascic, Damned Dam, performance
18.00 Lana Cmajcanin & Igor Grubic, 20,000, action, public space: Trg Krajine
18.30 Nicole Hewitt, Documents/Jasmina, performance
19.00 Branimir Stojanovic (Monument Group) & Vladimir Jović, presentation of the Mathemes of reassociation newspaper and discussion
21.00 Exhibition opening: Spaport on Spaport,, introduction by the organizers

Nedjelja, 31.10. 2010
11.00-14.00 Jelena Petrovic (Monument Group) & Stanislav Tomić, The History of the Present, public reading
15.00-18.00 Jasmina Husanović (Monument Group), Agains the Death of the Political Subject. On Cultural Production and Emancipatory Politics, public discussion
18.00 Margareta Kern, GUESTure, lecture
19.00 Work Group Four Faces of Omarska (Mirjana Dragosavljevic, Srdjan Hercigonja, Vladimir Miladinovic, Marija Ratkovic, Dejan Vasic, Jovanka Vojinovic, Zoran Vuckovac and Milica Tomic), public meeting of the work group

STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Dzokic & Marc Neelen), Taking Common Matters Into Your Own Hands, workshop and research archive

01.11. 2010, 17.00
Sandra Dukić & Boris Glamocanin, Ljubija kills, presentation of the project, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art