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Collection Collective. Template for a Future Model of Representation

10 October – 18 November 2017
Opening: 10 October 2017 at 6 pm

Address:, Beskydská 12, Bratislava, 81105

Exhibition is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 2 to 7 pm.

Participating artists: Vlad Basalici, Tania Bruguera, Fokus Grupa, Jana Kapelová, Dan Mihaltianu, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Ilona Németh, Lia Perjovschi, Martin Piaček, Martha Rosler, Martina Růžičková & Max Lysáček, Péter Szabó

Further contributions: Andi Gavril, Alena Kunicová, Peter Lényi, Dan Perjovschi, Alexandra Pirici

Curated by: Judit Angel, Vlad Morariu, Raluca Voinea

Seminar with: Dave Beech, Valeria Graziano, Alenka Gregorič, Rado Ištok, Mira Keratová

11 October 2017 at 5 pm

Kunsthalle KLUB, Namestie SNP 12, 81106 Bratislava

The project Collection Collective. Template for a Future Model of Representation explores the present-day crisis of the collection-based institution of contemporary art and identifies potential in a model of (art) collection that is simultaneously assembled, owned and run by artists and other cultural producers. A five-week long exhibition with invited artists, a closed workshop and a public seminar with artists, lawyers, social theorists, economists, and academics are organized in an attempt to question how such a model could function.
Collection Collective attempts to change the position from which cultural producers and consumers negotiate their roles. In our proposal for articulating a collective collection we seek to de-privatize the collecting subject: rethink the relationship between self-interest and collective goal, between individual addiction and group strategy, between private taste and collective socio-political tactic and between insular neurosis and therapeutic friendship. Collection Collective. Template for a Future Model of Representation seeks to understand the practical ways in which such a subject could be articulated within a collective collection.

The type of collection we propose is owned, managed and maintained by its producers. It is not defined by national or geographic determinations; it recognizes the inherent subjective grounds of its constitution and does not attempt to grow indefinitely. The Bratislava installment of Collection Collective is offered as a template that could be replicated in other circumstances, with other people, in other forms.

Once Collection Collective ends, all works will be returned to the artists. We hope and expect that the future will see Collection Collective effectively established yet we are open to the possibility that, until then, it remains a conceptual proposal in progress, which we are inviting you to experience and discuss in Bratislava.

The project is realized by in partnership with Bucureşti and Middlesex University London.
ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of tranzit.
We thank Slovak National Gallery, Kunsthalle Bratislava and Ivan Gallery for the collaboration and support.

More information here and here.