CURATORS: MARTINA MALEŠIČ, ANJA PLANIŠČEK, KLEMEN PLOŠTAJNER
March 17 - April 9
BAZA, B. ADŽIJA STR 11, ZAGREB
We continue to examine the topic of housing in the new season of Artists for Neighbourhood. We start with a visit from Slovenia and a study of its housing conditions through 20th century.
“In what kind of apartments did the people in Ljubljana live in the past hundred years? How large were those apartments, how were they spatially planned and technically equipped? How did the local housing standards develop? What was the quality of life, and what were the habits of city dwellers? How much were the apartments available?
The exhibition shows the development of residences and housing from the early 20th century to the present, the organization of housing policy, the primary forms of addressing the housing issues and specific apartment buildings [...]
December 12, 2016 - February 21, 2017
BAZA, B. Adžija str 11, Zagreb
The exhibition Problem of the Art of the Collective examines the Association of artists Zemlja (1929 - 1935) as an example of an engaged work of painters, sculptors and architects and their search for an answer to the question of what left-wing art is, art that is created collectively and aimed at a collective. Understanding this specific artistic practice is not possible without placing it into a broader socio-political context of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the inter-war period. This is a time marked by the spread of capitalism and general economic crisis, the ban on workers' organizing and progressive political activity under the dictatorship of Karađorđević, a time of forthcoming fascism [...]
SYNDICALISM OF INDEPENDENT MUSICIANS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS OF WINTER JAZZ FEST
PUBLIC LECTURE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF POLITICAL SCHOOL FOR ARTISTS
THURSDAY, MARCH 30 2017, AT 8 P.M.
BAZA, B. ADŽIJA STR 11
When we think about independent musicians, we regularly emphasize their independent status, models of self-organization and particularly their artistic freedom. But what happens if we think about musicians as workers?
The work of independent musicians in the club's economy of New York City has the characteristics of a flexible, temporary work, unprotected by labour union contracts in accordance with the restrictive US labor laws. In 2012, a group of independent musicians of "new music" (the new jazz and improvised music) associated with a branch of the American musical labour union AFM (American Federation of Musicians) exerted pressure on [...]
(as part of the exhibition The Art of the Collective: Case Zemlja)
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7 p.m.
BAZA, B. Adžija str 11, Zagreb
Zagreb architectural scene in the early 1930s is marked by ideological disputes within, at first glance, a homogeneous corpus of the new construction, between the engineers and epigones. Specifically, while the first, after the model of the Weimar Republic and the Soviet Union recognize a tool for solving pressing social problems in the new construction, the latter are still treating it as a new architectural style, discrediting the efforts of "honest people" and completely ignoring its political connotations [...]
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feburary 13, 2017
The art of the 20th century is marked by constant tensions because of its relationship with politics and political organizing. Politics and political organization has now been overcome by activism, due to the wider process of 'discreditation' of the Left throughout the 20th century. Under pressure of demands for direct actions, political education - once a constituent part of political organizing from below - has been thrown in the ash heap of history. One can not say that the art institutions have ever recognized the need for political and social education of artists, but on the other hand the artists themselves have been gaining access to such knowledge by participating in the political movements that cared about the education of its members [...]