There is Alternative!
Exhibition Re: REFERENDUM takes place in the times that limit an individual’s freedom with various censorship laws (ACTA, SOPA), times of economic crises, in which the neoliberal paradigm of having no alternative – is becoming increasingly deflated. The selected artists detect this large deflating body in their artwork, the body of capital, the body of the institution, the body of law, in focusing on various alternatives. They create new body politics, a new relation and attitude toward the basic contracts of our society, new utopias, new hymns, new feminisms, new media. This newness comes in form of missiles returned to society, this is a Re: that makes demands of itself, perpetuating itself through public, socially engaging topics thus creating the boomerang effect, it exits the cave to set its eyes upon Plato’s sun filled with logotypes, paragraphs, annexes, contracts, dividends.
Exhibition Re: REFERENDUM is a ride on the line between TINA and TIA which serves to question the fragile border of crossing, overcoming automatisms, subversion as a message between the lines and subversion as a direct action. Twenty five possible lines by twenty five artists who, even though they work in different media, have a common thread in their works which is their transgression into the public and the attitude that THE POLITICAL IS PERSONAL. Strategies employed by these artists are interactive, integrational lines of possible alternatives. I am here to interpret the Lisbon Treaty for you. I am here (in video) and I would like to play. I am here and I am a sling. I am (not) pornography. I am here and I am miss EU. I am here and we are spare change. I am here and we are candles. I am here and we are the sound of demonstrations. I am here and I am putting up a poster on the wall. I am here and I am sending e-mails about blackmail. I am here and I am a naked doll in front of a shop-window. I am here and I am an interactive interface. I am here and I was memory. I am here and I am an exhausted history. I am here and I am untitled. I am here and I am a sound bomb. I am here and I am a failed planet. I am here and I do it wrong. I am here and I am measuring the degree of resistance. I am the interruption of broadcasting. I am a bird, I am a cage. I am a flag. I am electro. I am reading the second page of the catalogue. I am Selma Banich, Sandra Sterle, Alem Korkut, Tanja Ostojić, Natasha Kadin, Gildo Bavčević, Dalibor Martinis, Sarah Boothroyd, Marijan Crtalić, Marko Marković, Goran Ristić, Jürgen Trautwein, Micel Brzezinski, Igor Bošnjak, Raul Gschrey, Francis Hunger, Jason Nelson, Petar Grimani, Tara Najd Ahmadi, Dadanti, Kasia Pagowska, Ozren Čulić, Eupatrids, Benjamin Rosenthal…we are all of You.
We are the curators Natasha and Boris Kadin. We are the New Media Gallery in Split. Welcome…