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18 April 2015 – 31 May 2015
Opening: Saturday, 18 April, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
With: Kristina Benjocki, Lana Cmajcanin and Adela Jušic, Anna Dasovic, Doplgenger, Saša Karalic, Vladimir Miladinovic, Quenton Miller, Charles van Otterdijk, Nikola Radic Lucati
*Before the opening, at 3.30 p.m., SMBA will stage a panel discussion with most of the contributing artists and the curators.
“Resolution 827" is the outcome of collaboration between Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, in the context of Global Collaborations. The title of the exhibition, “Resolution 827”, refers to the UN resolution that was adopted in 1993 establishing the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).The point of departure for the exhibition was to find a common denominator in the analysis of the societies of Serbia as well as other republics of the former Yugoslavia and the Netherlands, and to open up the debate on shared sore points, like the genocide in Srebrenica, that was subject to ICTY investigation.
BOOK LAUNCH: Fahrettin Örenli: Conspiracy Wall > ANARTIST
13 days ago - 07/04/2015
Tuesday 7 April, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
The artist’s book Conspiracy Wall > ANARTIST by Fahrettin Örenli will be launched at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. For this special occasion Dr. Asghar Seyed-Gohrab (Leiden University) will give a presentation on Persian poetry in relation to the poems in Örenli’s book. After that Fahrettin Örenli will engage into a conversation about his artistic practice and the backdrop of the book with Lorenzo Benedetti (director of De Appel Arts Centre). The artist book will be transformed into an installation in the exhibition space of SMBA from 7 April through 12 April 2015. Coinciding with the book launch and pop-up presentation at SMBA, Örenli will have a solo exhibition at Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam from 21 March through 2 May 2015.
Art in a ‘Global’ Context – Interview with Zoran Eric
3 weeks ago - 28/03/2015
On February 6, the third exhibition in the Global Positions series opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCAB) in Belgrade, Serbia. This time, the exhibition is a solo presentation by Amsterdam-based artist Zachary Formwalt, entitled Three Exchanges, which consists of three interrelated video works exploring the often-invisible impact of global capitalism. The Global Positions exhibitions are developed from collaborations between the SMBA and like-minded art institutions around the world. The first in the series, Made in Commons, resulted from an exchange with the KUNCI cultural centre in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and the second established a relationship between the art scenes in Beirut and Amsterdam.
Art historian Steyn Bergs interviews the MoCAB’s chief curator Zoran Eric about the meaning of Formwalt’s installation in a former communist country, Serbia’s ‘in-between’ position in terms of the postcolonial discourse and the value of institutional collaborations.
To read the interview click here