artists & participants
Curated by Nadine Gandy, "Passages-Passagen-Pasáže" is an exhibition of video works by international artists that is co-organized by the Goethe Institute, the French Institute and gandy gallery. The videos are presented in Bratislava (Panenska street) and transmitted electronically to the Museum Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Goethe Institut, New York and g-mk art center, Zagreb
Featured artists are: Lida Abdul(AF),Danica Dakic (BH),Leopold Kessler(D),Melik Ohanian (F),David Dempewol (USA),Zbynek Baladran(CZ), Pavlina Fichta Čierna(SK), Adam Vackar(CZ),Renata Poljak(HR) Miro Kohut (SK),Caporali & Marta Jourdan (BR),Akram Zaatari (LB), Bodo Sandor (HU), Jean Charles Hue (F),Song Tao(CN),Yang Fudong(CN),Katarzyna Skupny(PL).
Conceptually, the premise of "passages,passagen,pasáže" is to pay tribute to Walter Benjamin's poetic theory about passages amidst a booming postsocialist economy. As a city marked by the construction of passages in the 19th and 20th centuries, Bratislava is the point of departure for the exhibition and the videos are featured in the public space of Panenska street. Far from being historically obsolete, market economy shows itself a historical force of unprecedented vigor in former Warsaw pact societies and most of all so in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic, the most advanced "new economy" in eastern Europe.
To bring the concept of passage a step further,Nadine Gandy has invited 3 international art centers to participate in passages-passagen-pasáže. Concurrently to the presentation of the videos in Bratislava in December, the works are transmitted electronically to monitors located in the musée du Jeu de Paume (Paris), the Goethe Institut in New York and g-mk art center in Zagreb. The software employed for the transfer of the videos is made possible by open-PLAYER, a new and innovative technology that ensures playback and transmission online of video content in broadcast quality (high definition included).
only in german
Hommage à WALTER BENJAMIN
Kurator: Nadine Gandy
mit Lida Abdul, Danica Dakic, Leopold Kessler, Melik Ohanian, David Dempewol, Zbynek Baladran, Pavlina Fichta Cierna, Adam Vackar, Renata Poljak, Miro Kohut, Caporali & Marta Jourdan, Akram Zaatari, Bodo Sandor, Jean Charles Hue, Song Tao,Yang Fudong, Katarzyna Skupn