Prague Quadrennial

Intersection: Intimacy & Spectacle

PQ - Intersection ©Paul DivjakPRAGUE, JUNE 16-26, 2011

Piazzeta of the National Theatre at Narodni Trida 2, Prague 1 At Piazzetta between the National Theatre and New Stage Theatre (ex-Laterna Magika) you could find a dwelling of thirty white cubes/black boxes. This architectural maze was inhabited by performative projects by scenographers, performers, choreographers, film directors, drama theatre, installation artists, fashion designers, writers, painters…

This live exhibition talked to you only if you talked back to it. This living and breathing exhibition told you stories, and the more time you spent there the more it spoke to you. It tought you to dance, and asked you to listen. It required positioning and it let you get lost. If you were afraid of intimacy – you better wouldn’t have entered.

Prague Quadrennial – Intersection
Curated by: Sodja Lotker

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Nathaniel Mellors // Ana Borralho & João Galante // Markus Schinwald // mareunrol’s // Brett Bailey /the Third World Bunfight// Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio // Hooman Sharifi / Impure Company // Ilya and Emilia Kabakov // Monika Pormale // Hans Rosenström // Anna Viebrock / Till Exit // Josef Bolf // Josef Nadj // Guerra de la Paz // Terike Haapoja // Egon Tobiáš // Elevator Repair Service // Ioana Mona Popovici / Simon Vincenzi // Ulla von Brandenburg // Caroline Evans / Hansjörg Schmidt // Bohdan Holomíček / Eva Hrubá // Abbey Theatre // Harun Farocki // Dace Džeriņa // Paul Divjak // Dejan Kaludjerović



Future Presents Lab

Angewandte Innovation Laboratory

Entwurf Verpackung für neue Staatsgeschenke (Klasse Kartak) ©Paul Divjak
Geschenke sind Symbole der Wertschätzung und Verbundenheit. Sie repräsentieren und erzählen von Weltanschauungen und Kulturen. Wir sind auf der Suche nach Gaben, die uns in Zeiten führen, die von Frieden, Respekt, „weltganzen“ Beziehungen, dem Bewusstsein eines vernetzten Miteinanders geprägt sind. Im “Future Presents Lab” werden materielle wie immaterielle Geschenke und Ideen entwickelt und erprobt. Wie können sie aussehen, klingen, riechen? — mehr —


SONNENLAND

Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

Sonnenland

Installation
(Film 16mm/DVD, 16 minutes, looped)

In his video Sonnenland, Paul Divjak addresses a sensitive subject. He filmed handicapped children, showing the viewer the fine line between documentation and voyeurism via a sociopolitically controversial subject. Rather than violating privacy, his camera captured the direct, playful, and authentic interaction between those involved in the video shoot.

“Videorama – Absurdity, Subversion, and Form in Austrian Video Art”
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

Participating Artists: Renate Bertlmann, BitteBitteJaJa, Paul Divjak, Thomas Draschan, Tomas Eller, Nicolas Jasmin, Anna Jermolaewa, Leopold Kessler, Stephan Lugbauer, Rudolf Polanszky, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Hubert Sielecki, Erwin Wurm

Curators: Gerald Matt, Andreas Stadler, and Angela Stief — mehr —