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De-Stressed Tree by Polonca Lovšin

Site specific installation curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes for
NASUTI Festival Bratislava September / October 2018
  
Lovšin’s project for NASUTI emphasises the fact that debris as an outcome of human undertakings does not only affect people, but equally other species with which we are intricately linked through a web of mutual dependencies. The hopeful messages exchanged with a rescued tree stand as a reminder that in a time of crisis cooperation is essential.

Walking without Footprints

Transit.sk, Bratislava, 2016
Participating artists: Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, Fokus Grupa, Oto Hudec, Michal Kindernay, Cecylia Malik, Davor Sanvincenti

To walk in the landscape today is to do so with awareness of the anthropogenic transformation of the natural world, while walking in the urban environment synchronises the rhythm of our steps with the great acceleration of the high-tech city.

#underthestars

Knoll Gallery Vienna,  2014
Participating artists: Tibor Horváth, Oto Hudec, Renata Poljak,
Davor Sanvincenti

#underthestars explore ecological alternatives to the tragic figure of the 24/7 immaterial worker who spends too much time in bed - replying to emails, creating clips for social media, interacting virtually, but not going anywhere. The exhibition highlights the opposite tendency of sleeping outdoors, making a bed beyond the illusionary security provided by modern architecture, and challenging the alienation of a technologically-determined life symbolised by the bad habit of working in bed. 

Csaba Nemes: Don't Try to Make it Logical

Solo exhibition of Hungarian artist Csaba Nemes at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMSU), Rijeka and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) Krakow curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes. In his distinctive and wide-ranging critical art practice, Hungarian artist Csaba Nemes investigates the overlaps between personal and political history, the dark side of the nationalist psyche, and the fragile bonds of social solidarity. This exhibition surveyed Nemes’s singular artistic achievement that deftly incorporates painting, drawing, film, animation, photography, as well as art activism.

Like a Bird: Avian Ecologies in Contemporary Art

Like a Bird is a group exhibition with a focus on avian ecologies in contemporary art, a theme that provides a platform to investigate intricate questions around the changing human relationship to the natural world, the channelling of environmental awareness and its political dimensions. Participating artists: Artists: Greta Alfaro (ES), Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan (RO), Tamás Kaszás / Anikó Loránt (Ex Artists Collective) (HU), Szabolcs Kisspál (HU), London Fieldworks (UK), James Prosek (USA) and Andrea Roe (UK)

Loophole to Happiness

Loophole to Happiness reassesses the left critique of socialism through the work of dissident theorists and artists, reviving the spirit and working methods of the neo-avant-garde to suggest contemporary routes to escape the smooth surface of capitalism. Participating artists:  Zbyněk Baladrán, Adam Chodzko, Petra Feriancova, Siniša Labrović, Ciprian Muresan, Csaba Nemes, Nada Prlja, Janek Simon, Péter Szabó and  Katarina Šević. 

Revolutionary Decadence

The exhibition Revolutionary Decadence focused on the effect of the changes of 1989 on a single community in one locality, namely the enclave of foreign artists within the Budapest art world, and examines their participation in libratory forms of sociability, negotiation of the politics of belonging, and contribution to a post-national understanding of contemporary art in post-communist Europe.

1968: Revolution I Love You

Revolution I Love You considers the interconnection of art, politics and philosophy in 1968 across a divided Europe. It is a mosaic of interviews, statements and essays by prominent theorists, historians, curators, cultural workers and artists that shows the multipolar and interrelated experience of that extraordinary year.

Revolution is not a Garden Party

Like a Bird is a group exhibition with a focus on avian ecologies in contemporary art, a theme that provides a platform to investigate intricate questions around the changing human relationship to the natural world, the channelling of environmental awareness and its political dimensions. Participating artists: Artists: Greta Alfaro (ES), Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan (RO), Tamás Kaszás / Anikó Loránt (Ex Artists Collective) (HU), Szabolcs Kisspál (HU), London Fieldworks (UK), James Prosek (USA) and Andrea Roe (UK)