art in a suitcase – vasja nagy

art in a suitcase

curated by Vasja Nagy

Show: 2.9.2010 7 p.m.

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Art in a suitcase starts as a curatorial project depending on the initial communication between the curator and artists involved. Based on the idea of a travelling exhibition that can fit into one traveller’s suitcase and be presented or exposed virtually in any place. Once the initial selection is done and packed, the curator starts the travel by most convenient means. Destinations are in fact places where the curator has been invited to bring the exhibition to, but presentations can happen at improvised occasions. An event is carried out there and meeting of artists of the place is expected in order to incite reactions and involvement with the suitcase project.




Selection of the works for the suitcase
The initial selection is done after a personal invitation to 6 artists in the curator’s starting point proximity. Basically there is a broad main theme that directs a bit and concerning travelling as course of life and vice versa together with coincidences at encountering the unknown. At selecting some practical issues are regarded like size, weight and fragility of the artwork.
During the travel additional contributions to the selection are encouraged with occasional invitations by the curator to the locally present artists and always with consideration of the artworks already included. The dialogue between artworks and/or influencing the meanings between them is crucial.




One of basic ideas in this project is to bring heterogeneous artworks into intense communication among them as well as with different contexts and audiences through constant time/space shifting. This way a vivid dialogue between the curator and the environment of his activity is pointed out too.
The course of the travel will be tracked through a blog and as a conclusion a publication is planned to bring together people, art and places involved besides the analyses of the experience.


Artist and works to be presented:

Luca Barberini, Speaking about mosaics, installation, 2010
Uršula Berlot, Micronature, 2009, epoxy resin on plexiglas, 33 cm diameter
Marko Brecelj, Vatentat (Cotton-Assault), 2004, video of performance, 6′
Vesna Bukovec, It Will Be OK, 2009, video, 3’34”
Emilie Delugeau, Intimacy, 2010, photograph, 20 x 20cm
Aline Helmke, FERN-SEHEN (TELE-VISION), 2007, drawing on transparency, 24 x 36 mm
Til Köhler, Conversation, 2010, acrylic on paper, 40 x 30 cm
Annabel Lange, All-terrain, 2004, audio installation, 16’27”
Gani LLalloshi, 101 Eur, 2010, prints installation
Žiga Okorn, Robert Hawkins, watercollors on paper in a glass vessel, 2008, 40 x 8 cm
Bojan Radovic, Paradox, book of photographs, 2010
Anna Watzinger, 24h transforming of the following works in progress: “studies of time”, “investigation of an apple”, “Ein-Stein”
Tilen Žbona, Messy Message, paper installation, 2010, variable size

Anna Watzinger

THE ALMA PROJECT, 2010 (work in progress)