[oberlist] Fwd: It's Time We Got to Know Each Other, The 52nd October Salon

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Subject: It's Time We Got to Know Each Other, The 52nd October Salon
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October 4, 2011


*Cultural Centre of Belgrade* <http://www.oktobarskisalon.org>
Photo & design: Mirko Ilić. *

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 *The 52nd October Salon*

*It's Time We Got to Know Each Other*
20 October–4 December 2011, Belgrade

The Museum of Yugoslav History
Botićeva 6, Belgrade
Opening: Thursday, 20 October at 7 p.m.
7.30 p.m. – a concert by Damir Avdić

A part of the 52nd October Salon in Ljubljana

City Art Gallery Ljubljana
Opening: 10 November at 7 p.m.

The Belgrade Cultural Centre


 *Participants of the 52nd October Salon:*
Damir Avdić, Art Klinika, Yossi Atia & Itamar Rose, Yael Bartana, the Centre
for Cultural Decontamination, Nemanja Cvijanović, Vuk Ćosić & Irena Woelle,
Rod Dickinson, Miklós Erhardt & Little Warsaw, Etcétera, Jan Fabre, Ibro
Hasanović, IRWIN, Khaled Jarrar, Kiosk, the Kontekst Collective, Mladen
Miljanović, Avi Mograbi, Darinka Pop-Mitić, Vahida Ramujkić, Kateřina Šedá,
Nebojša Šerić Shoba, Imogen Stidworthy, Milica Tomić, Urtica, Amir Yatziv,
Akram Zaatari, Katarina Zdjelar, Artur Żmijewski, Rabih Mroué.

Curators: Galit Eilat and Alenka Gregorič

*How do you generate a sense of responsibility? What is the response today
to a request that we are responsible towards another or towards their
different world-view? How could we act differently in the roles of producers
and/or consumers of culture? What are the ways of playing a more active role
in this process?*

The 52nd October Salon has set itself the task of becoming a catalyst for a
debate on obedience to authority, on conformism, social responsibility, as
well as disobedience and non-conformism. For the purpose of examining the
key notion, that of responsibility, the curators use three methods:
simulation, experiment and re-enactment of events—believing that many
artists today have embraced those methods as their artistic tools,
particularly in the domains of performance, installations, film, video and
photography. The emphasis of this October Salon will be laid on the
development of artistic initiatives and projects which, over the last few
years, have turned from the global to the local and specific. Artists often
react responsibly to their immediate social and political surroundings,
posing questions about the microcosm in which they live and work, and the
curators believe that the term "responsibility" denotes the ability to

Simulation, experiment and re-enactment of events—in that particular
order—may be understood as methods of shaping contemporary reality,
reviewing it and understanding it better. Such methods are made visible
through a confrontation of simulated and real events, research into
mechanisms that produce unquestioning obedience or submission to the orders
of powers-that-be, through a repetition/reconstruction of a particular event
as an act of distancing, rationalisation or catharsis...

Via the active participation of individuals, institutions, non-governmental
organisations and other actors within the local and international artistic,
cultural and activist scene, the 52nd October Salon will provide a lively
place for the exchanging of knowledge and a forum for dealing with issues
pertaining to the complex positions of both the individual and the
collective. The complex relations between societies, understanding,
observance and protection of universal human values, personal
responsibility—all of these are necessary elements for re-examinating the
political part of our lives.

During the course of the Salon exhibition, there will be an intense
programme dedicated to education and work with young people. This includes
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, the Remont, NVO Blokovi, the
Balkan Centre for the Middle East, Ana Nedeljković, Stefan Arsenijević and
Srđan Vučinić, and the Initiative for Exhibition Architecture – *Poligon*.

The exhibition will also be accompanied by other ancilliary events such as
guided tours of the exhibition in the company of the curators and prominent
cultural figures.

This year's Salon will also be marked by the publication of a collection of
texts/essays authored by, amongst others, Ivan Čolović, Damir Arsenijević,
Dr. Stef Scagliola, Noa Treister, Udi Edelman, Branimir Stojanović, Ran
Kasmy Ilan, Lana Zdravković.

*Author of visual identity:* Mirko Ilić
*Exhibition design:* Oren Sagiv

*Galit Eilat* (IL/NL) is a writer, theorist, curator and one of the founders
of the Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon. She is one of the
editors-in-chief of *Maraav*, an Internet magazine for art and culture, and
is currently working as a research curator at the Van Abbemuseum in
Eindhoven (NL). Her projects often deal with the political situation in the
Middle East, the themes of activism, (responsibility) and political

*Alenka Gregorič* (SI) is an art historian, curator and writer. From 2003 to
2009, she was the Art Director of the Škuc Galery in Ljubljana but also
curator, organizer and coordinator of all the programme activities of the
Gallery. Since 2009, she has been the Art Director of the City Art Gallery
in Ljubljana. She is a member of several international councils, commissions
and civil initiatives. The responsibility of those producing contemporary
art and of cultural institutions, as well as their role in contemporary
society, constitute the focal point of her interests.

For further information please contact
Belgrade Cultural Centre
Mrs. Dragana Rusalić
Electronic Edition Manager
dragana.rusalic at kcb.org.rs

Founder and patron of the October Salon is the City of Belgrade
Supported by Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society

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