SHARE – Too Much History, MORE Future
curated by Annemarie Türk
We invited twelve artists to contribute video works that explore memories but also present-day conditions, videos that tell of things past while asking the question of what will stand the test of time. These videos also tell of a present that, being itself the result of historical processes, confronts people with changes and forces them to meet ever-new challenges.
Gordana Anđelić-Galić, Igor Bošnjak, Mladen Bundalo, Adela Jušić, Šejla Kamerić, Mladen Miljanović, Irena Sladoje, Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid, Ana Hoffner, Anna Jermolaeva, Ernst Logar, Hermann Peseckas/Tommy Schneider
In addition to video works by artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, SHARE includes works by Austrian artists and other artists living and working in Austria – an encounter that we hope will constitute the beginning of intensive exchange and more cooperation.
In choosing the artists, we were guided by our experiences and encounters with artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many of these contacts grew out of KulturKontakt Austria’s Artists in Residence programme. In some cases, however, the path led from a particular work to the artist who created it. We hope that when you go home after viewing this selection of interesting video works, you will take with you new questions to ponder and a new perspective on the commemorative year 2014.
Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid
Peseckas & Schneider