Publications & editions
Freedom square in Bratislava (Slovakia) is one of the last authentic spaces in the centre of the city proposed in socialism era. It stands out with its formal workmanship corresponding with time of its creation/design in 1970s and placing in 1979–80. Its current neglected state and out-of-order monumental fountain refl ect our inability to face our history of the socialism era. Point 0 brings to the square four temporary projects, which pro-actively react to its historical layers. Temporariness, impermanence, openness are terms by whitch we create a space, where on the background of socialist environment we are able to think about ourselves diff erently.
Authors: Pawel Althamer, Szabolcs KissPál, Krištof Kintera, Ilona Németh
Editors: Tomáš Džadoň, Michal Moravčík
Texts by: Bohunka Koklesová, Daniel Grúň, Michal Moravčík
Grafic design: Ondrej Jób
SK / ENG, 60 p.
Softcover, 15 x 21cm
Publisher: Verejný podstavec o.z. / Public pedestal
Price: 6 euro
Behind the expression Home edition we often find the range of home products, edition is also a common format in the visual arts. The exhibition with this title presents the work of twelve women artists working mainly in new media that deal with the changes of home in the globalisation and transformation period. The book accompanying the exhibition brings together experts from the various fields writing about the diff erent aspects of this transformation. Globalisation marked by the impact of new media radically changed the character of home and proximity reducing it to a life-style product freed from the traditional social relations and exposing it to the neoliberal power of market and mobility. In the visual art fl exibility and mobility appear in the new forms of art as a creative research laboratory or in the works in situ. In art generally, including literature, the nomadic character of home becomes a key issue. However, neoliberal ideas of limitless fl exibility and mobility challenge the life-forms and social communities. It is not just in design or pop-culture that ostalgy appears. Is a post-socialistic experience of home specific? Can it help us in creating the relevant resistance practices? Finally, a panel discussion brought the importance of the transformation of the human and social sciences themselves that fail to recognize these aspects and their opening to the interdisciplinary cooperation including the sphere of visual arts.
Artists: Barbora Čisáriková, Miriam Bajtala, Lucia Dovičáková, Svetlana Fialová, Mira Gáberová, Eva Koťátková, Ina Loitzl, Lucia Nimcová, Katarína Poliačiková, Pavla Sceranková, Anna Tretter, Vlasta Žáková
Editors: Gabriela Kisová, Ivana Komanická
Translation: Ivana Komanická, Katarína Müllerová, Stephanie Staffen
Graphic design: Pavlína Morháčová
SK / ENG, 123 p.
Softcover, 15,5 x 22,5cm
Published by SSG Banská Bystrica 2012