Passages

passages-passagen-pasáže

December 7 2007 - January 4 2008

Curated by Nadine Gandy, passages-passagen-pasáže is an exhibition of video works by international artists that is co-organized by the Goethe Institute, the French Institute and Gandy gallery. The videos are presented in Bratislava (Panenska street) and transmitted electronically to the Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Goethe Institut, New York and g-mk art center, Zagreb.

Featured artists : Lida Abdul (AF), Zbynek Baladran (CZ), Bodo Sandor (HU), Pavlina Fichta Čierna (SK), Danica Dakic (BA), David Dempewol (US), Yang Fudong (CN), Jean Charles Hue (FR), Caporali & Marta Jourdan (BR),Leopold Kessler (DE), Miro Kohut (SK), Melik Ohanian (FR),Renata Poljak(HR), Sergio Prego (ES), Katarzyna Skupny (PL),Song Tao (CN), Adam Vackar (CZ), Akram Zaatari (LB)

passages-passagen-pasáže is an exhibition that pays tribute to Walter Benjamin�‘s poetic theory about passages amidst a booming postsocialist economy. As a city marked by the construction of passages in the 19th and 20th centuries, Bratislava is the point of departure for the exhibition and the videos are featured in the public space of Panenska street. Far from being historically obsolete, market economy shows itself a historical force of unprecedented vigor in former Warsaw pact societies and most of all so in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic, the most advanced �new economy� in eastern Europe. To bring the concept of passage a step further, Nadine Gandy has invited 3 international art centers to participate in passages-passagen-pasáže. Concurrently to the presentation of the videos in Bratislava in December, the works are transmitted electronically to Single Screens located in the musée du Jeu de Paume (Paris), the Goethe Institut in New York and g-mk art center in Zagreb. The so�ware employed for the transfer of the videos is made possible by open-PLAYER (www.open-player.com), a new and innovative technology that ensures playback and transmission online of video content in broadcast quality (high definition included).

On Saturday December 8th, 11 am you are invited to join us for the meeting point at the Goethe Institut to engage into discussion with the following international guests : Thierry Davila (Capc, Bordeaux), Adam Bzoch, Tilla Rudel (Paris), Marta Gili (musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris), Marcella Lista (musée du Louvre, Paris), Nathalie Angles (Location One, New York), Antonia Majaca (g-mk, Zagreb), Roza El-Hassan (Budapest)