EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES, 2021 - 2027
The Pickle Bar and the collective’s residency-mentorship program will be realised as part of the exhibition EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES. Both initiatives offer a platform of exchange and participation for the broader public beyond the institutional framework of contemporary art. Both the residency-mentorship program and the Pickle Bar are situated in Berlin's multicultural Moabit district, and reflect the diversity of the district and the artists’ studio where Russian, Polish, German, French, English and Turkish are among the languages spoken. The integration of Pickle Bar into the EVROVIZION project creates a space for local dialogues at every venue of this travelling exhibition. Before each exhibition opens, a young, local professional (be they artists, curators or researchers) from each venue of the exhibition will be chosen to participate in the mentorship program in Berlin. During these two months, they are integrated into the artists’ studio as well as mentored in their personal projects, some of which may eventually be presented as part of EVROVIZION.
From Sarajevo, the first venue for the EVROVIZION project, Slavs and Tatars and ifa chose a young sociologist and feminist, Hana Ćurak, as fellow of the residency-mentorship program. During her two-month residency, Ćurak, in collaboration with Sarajevo artist Bojan Stojčić, curated and realized the performance “Soaking Wet” in Berlin and co-curated the entire Pickle Bar program in Sarajevo, which presents well-known local artists who explore language as discourse and affect through their practices, from 26 June until 22 August, 2021.
EVROVIZION. CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES is an exhibition by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and is organized in Novi Sad in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina and the Goethe-Institut Serbia. The exhibition is part of the Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture program.
PHOTO: Ivana Ivković, MONUMENT: NO ONE IS LOST, performance intervention at Pickle Bar, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, 2021 , Photo: Alfa Video, ©ifa