David Kerr: A noose around your neck until you die
Ina Wudtke: The Fine Art of Living
5 October - 3 November 2017
BAZA, B. Adžije 11, Zagreb
opening and guided tour by the artists: Thursday October 5 2017, at 7 p.m.
working hours: Tuesday - Friday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, 14th of October 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
We conclude this year's season of Artists for Neighbourhood with an exhibition by two artists who put the housing issue at the center of their artistic interest and political engagement. David Kerr and Ina Wudtke looked for the causes and consequences of the housing problem at local examples of Glasgow and Berlin, linking the housing crisis to processes of urban transformation that reveal its deep political and economic roots [...]
NEIGHBOUR TO NEIGHBOUR IS AN ARRANT WOLF - INDIVIDUALIZATION OF COLLECTIVE HOUSING
The privatization of the housing fund in the 90s, the influence of the private market into housing and the accompanying construction boom in the 2000s marked the spatial, social and economic processes of the post-socialist city on the European periphery. However, in the recent few years new factors have begun to model a debate on city, housing and housing architecture. On the one hand, the economic crisis slowed down the construction of new housing capacities and shifted the focus to a more rational use of the existing ones, while the reduction of housing expenses became a topic of increasing social importance. On the other hand, accession to the European Union imposes new standards governing the construction industry, energetics and impact on the environment [...]
INTERVENTION IN THE PARK, VOLTINO NEIGHBOURHOOD
JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2017
PRESENTATION AT BAZA, JUNE 30, 2017, 7 P.M.
If you dream alone, that is just a dream. If we dream together, that is reality.
- Brazilian folk poem
Neighborhood in today's context implies, on the one hand, the physical sharing of housing space and, on the other, a complex relationship between personal and collective, often accompanied by a search for the community in an urban context. Is there any relationship between these two implications, spatial and relational, today, in the unstable conditions of work and life? If yes, how should we build it? The intervention A Change from the Bench explores the notion of neighborhood and the potential of individual ideas to create something common [...]
Presentation of the Družina collection by the Baraba Bookselling and Publishing Co-operative
Saturday 3 February 2018, 8 PM
BAZA, B. Adžije 11
Following the decade of biblioclasm in the 1990s, when libraries and public institutions were systematically purged of books of objectionable ideological content, alongside the shutting down of large publishing houses, publishing has been driven out to a market completely dominated by publishing policies and relations of production. Sloppy translations, books with lacking editing in terms of text organization and readability, and the inattention to graphic design and print quality are now the rule rather than the exception. This is the context in which the Baraba Bookselling and Publishing Co-operative was established in Belgrade in 2011, with the intent of providing readers with access to books that represent significant scientific, cultural and artistic achievements. Two titles were published as part of the new collection, Družina: Anti-fascist Poems and Walter Benjamin’s Unpacking My Library: A Talk about Book Collecting [...]