The exhibition Interrupted Histories asked, on the one hand, what are the implications of the absence of systematized historicization in spaces outside the Western world or on its margins and, on the other, what kinds of methods are needed to accelerate the processes of such historicization.
The participating artists acted in their works as archivists of their own and other artists’ projects or of various phenomena in national history, as curators who research their own historical context and establish a comparable framework for various grand and micro histories, as historians, anthropologists, ethnologists, who record current and pertinent phenomena in the interaction between tradition and modernity, as well as rapid changes in the local landscape.
The exhibition also included archives of samizdat publications, which addressed current issues in society and reflect tendencies in societal changes. These reflections are in many ways very specific; generally, they oppose the established social patterns and avoid any form of censorship and control.
The Artpool projects selected were: the Chapel Studio of Balatonboglár from the 1970s and the Hungary Can Be Yours exhibition from the 1980s.
Ljubljana Cankarjeva cesta 15, Slovenia 1000
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- Beöthy, Balázs