Monday, September 24, 2007

Laura Lancaster & Marcus Coates: "Micro-narratives" 48th October Salon, Belgrade

Laura Lancaster 'Untitled' 2007, Graphite and Ink on Found Book Pages, Private Collection UK, Courtesy of Workplace Gallery
Marcus Coates 'Radio Shaman' 2007, High Definition Video, Courtesy of Workplace Gallery

48th October Salon
Belgrade, September 29th – November 11th, 2007

Curated by Dr Lóránd Hegyi

Co-curator Saša Janjić

Saturday, September 29th, at 7 pm
The 25th May Museum – the Museum of Yugoslav History, Botićeva 6

The Temptation of Small Realities – Micro Communities
Gordana Andelić-Galić, John Armleder, Snežana Arnautović, Txomin Badiola, Mrđan Bajić, Ruth Barabash, Maria Bussmann, Valerio Berruti, Erik Binder, Frauke Boggasch, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Marija Ćalić, Eugenio Cano, Davide Cantoni, Jiří Černický, Daniel Chust Peters, Victoria Civera, Marcus Coates, May Cornet, Uroš Đurić, Petra Feriancova, Peter Friedl, Gloria Friedmann, Paolo Grassino, Kevin Francis Gray, Veronika Holcova, Dominika Horáková, Pello Irazu, Hyunsoo Kim, Oan Kim, Kimsooja, Hee Sook Kim, Nina Kovacheva, Laura Lancaster, Fabrice Langlade, Andreas Leikauf, Denisa Lehocká, Felice Levini, Carla Matti, Petar Mirković, Milica Milićević i Milan Bosnić, Zsuzsa Mojzer, Hajnal Németh, Noh Sang-Kyon, Ursula Palla, Marina Paris, Marina Perez Simão, Françoise Pétrovitch, Ivan Petrović, Zoran Popović, Renata Poljak, Sergio Prego, Mileta Prodanović, Nenad Racković, Hana Rajković, László László Révész, Anila Rubiku, Nebojša Šerić Šoba, ŠKART, Ágnes Szépfalvi, Valentin Stefanoff, Marko Stojanović, Chun Sung-Myung, Barthélémy Toguo, Tessa Manon Den Uyl, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra, Vedovamazzei, Vuk Vidor, Katerina Vincourova, Lois Weinberger, XYZ Group, Haegue Yang, Sookyung Yee, Hye Sook Yoo, Italo Zuffi, Ivan Zupanc, Nikola Džafo

Urban Crossroads – New York, Paris, Seoul
Jean-Michel Alberola, Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Lavier, Kang So Lee, Matthew McCaslin, Richard Nonas, Dennis Oppennheim, Seo-Bo Park, Pierre Soulages, Lee Ufan

The October Salon, initiated in 1960, is regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art in Serbia. Since 2004, the October Salon has been organised as an international exhibition. In the form of art dialogue, it presents the current artwork of world and local artists. Every year, a new art director is chosen and the exhibition is reinvented, a concept which has been validated by the continued interest of the public.

This year’s October Salon will present an artistic message which announces a new attitude and a new orientation of artists in an era of radicalisation of global conflicts, religions, ideologies and socio-cultural value structures. This surprising and emotionally touching approach to small realities, to direct socio-cultural constellations and micro-communicative relations requires an anti-hierarchical, anti-monumental, sophisticated, intimate, emphatic and modest artistic practice concentrated on the artistic creation of new situations and on the processes of sensibilisation. Micro-narratives represent an attempt to redefine artistic practice in the thicket of complex sociocultural situations, which reflect, by their fragmentary, spontaneous, anti-teleological, tolerant, open and sensitive acceptance, the typical post-utopian state of our contemporary era and offer a new, credible and modest way of reading.

A bilingual catalogue with textual interpretations of the project, written by the Art Director of the Salon and his assistant, will be published for the purpose of this exhibition. Isidora Nikolić will be in charge of the graphic design and visual identity of this year’s October Salon.

Members of the international jury will give three equal awards, plus the fourth award of Belgrade Cultural Centre (exhibition in 2009)
Olivier Kaeppelin/France, Roberto Lambarelli/Italy, Darka Radosavljević/Serbia, Ljiljana Slijepčević/Serbia and Grozdana Šarčević/Serbia

Founder and patron: The City Assembly of Belgrade

Organiser: The Belgrade Cultural Centre

Solares, Fondazione delle Arti

The 48th October Salon has been supported by: the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Art in Culture, Arts Council Korea, SUK-CHUL KIM, Meridian Bank – Crédit, Agricole Group, Telenor, the French Cultural Centre, the American Embassy, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Korean Embassy

Belgrade Cultural Centre