TRAVELLING EXHIBITION: MEANS OF POPULAR EDUCATION
Available in Croatian only.
PUBLISHER: [BLOK] | Lokal Base for Culture Refreshment
EDITORS: Ana Kutleša, Ivana Hanaček, Vesna Vuković
AUTHORS: KURS - Mirjana Radovanović, Miloš Miletić
INTRODUCTION: Ivana Hanaček
DESIGN and ILLUSTRATIONS: KURS – Mirjana Radovanović, Miloš Miletić
LANGUAGE: Croatian, Serbian
HARDCOVER: 68 pages
PRICE: 75 kn
Traveling exhibition: Means of Popular Education in a hybrid book format couples what is called "an artist book" by the art world with "a collection of documents" as defined by historical sciences, primarily archives. The book brings valuable knowledge ON THE POST-WAR PHENOMENON OF "THE TRAVELING EXHIBITION" KURS (Mirjana Radovanović, Miloš Miletić) collected during their research. It contains copies of documents by the Ministry of Education from the Archive of Serbia, original illustrations, and often a combination of the two, as well as a narrative on successes and failures of popular education in the immediate post-war period. KURS provides THE CONTEXT OF THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF SERBIA and creating of a new cultural paradigm, which presupposes A NEW ROLE OF ARTISTS IN SOCIETY. This role is most noticeable in the social engagement of "a troop of artists considering themselves partially apolitical" within the People's Front, who carried out an intensive fieldwork outside of the protected milieu of galleries and museums. It consisted, among others, in organizing youth labor actions, promoting literacy, educational work, factory and countryside visits, and establishing an educational culture train and a traveling exhibition – A MORE MODEST VERSION OF THE SOVIET KINOPOEZD, which is in the focus of the publication. KURS's dissecting of this project, without embellishing hard everyday life and problems cultural workers faced while providing popular education, is a good foundation for the critical thinking of artistic engagement in the contemporary context.
The book is part of the program Micropolitics.
FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED BY: ZAGREB CITY OFFICE FOR CULTURE AND THE CROATIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE.