United through adversity


From 06 February 2015

United through adversityUnited through adversity


Panel discussion
Friday, February 6, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm 
Garage Education Center and Library
Admission is free


The current political climate has had a growing impact on artistic and institutional freedoms. In this situation it is important that art practitioners from Eastern Europe and Russia, drawing on accumulated experience from our shared socialist past, work together to examine the common “enemies” we share today. Are there new models and strategies of cultural production, collective work, and collaboration that we can recognize as effective? Expanding on one of the “lessons” from the exhibition, The potential for uniting through adversity, the curators, together with some of the participant artists, will share their perspectives. 

Participants: Zdenka Badovinac, Director of Moderna galerija in Ljubljana (Slovenia), co-curator of Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons; Luchezar Boyadjiev, artist, Bulgaria; Olga Egorova, artist, member of Chto delat group, Russia; Anatoly Osmolovsky, artist, Russia; Darinka Pop-Mitić, artist, Serbia; Bojana Piškur, co-curator of Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons, curator at Moderna galerija; Igor Španjol, curator at Moderna galerija; Borut Vogelnik, artist, member of IRWIN group, Slovenia; Roman Uranjek, artist, member of IRWIN group, Slovenia.


Snejana Krasteva is a curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the co-curator of Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons.  

The discussion will be in English with simultaneous translation. ID is required for hire of the equipment. 


Yerbossyn Meldibekov
Pastan, 2002
Courtesy of the artist