[spectre] 20th Century Heritage symposium - 15th - 16th July 2022

Darko Fritz darko at darkofritz.net
Thu Jul 7 01:25:32 CEST 2022

My excusess for the error in date in last mail, it is July ...

20th Century Heritage

15th - 16th July 2022

The international symposium 20th Century Heritage will be held in the organization of the Grey Area association in the Korčula town museum on July 15 and 16, 2022. The symposium points to cultural and artistic good practices from the history of the 20th century and the uniqueness of the island of Korčula as a model of sustainable island development. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the symposium examines the cultural and geopolitical context of the two most significant international gatherings on the island of Korčula, the Korčula Summer School (1963 - 1974) and the International Artists' Meetings in Vela Luka (1968 - 1972).

Critical thinkers around Praxis magazine and the Korčula summer school developed a singular trajectory of humanist Marxism and social analysis in the context of socialist, self-management and non-aligned Yugoslavia and created a place for the exchange of critical views between East and West in the Cold War context. Mislav Žitko analyzes the social antagonisms that were at the centre of Praxis philosophy, and Paul Stubbs talks about the Yougoslav context, decoloniality and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Ljiljana Kolešnik shows the development of art colonies in Yugoslavia since the 1950s, and Darko Fritz presents one such colony held in Vela Luka, which was originally conceived as a colony of fine artists to work in the medium of mosaics, but through the next two editions an interdisciplinary synthesis of various artistic disciplines, urban planning, architecture and finally a multimedia approach that includes mass media and the participation of the local population. Sculptor Ante Marinović, a participant of the International Meetings, talks about the Luka mosaic project, as part of which new mosaics have been produced and installed in the public space of Vela Luka from 2017 until today. Part of the symposium is the  discussion  Caring for 20th Century Heritage, in which panellists and participants of the project Who Cares? and the interested audience, for which free entry is provided. 

Sani Sardelić presents the circumstances of the event 100 years since the birth of Bernardo Bernardi, which is being held in pandemic conditions, and a part of which is also presented in the City Museum of Korčula. In addition to this exhibition, as part of the symposium, Željko Badurina's exhibition Two Sunsets <https://sivazona.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=143feae3cde083fd96d1a6e95&id=a0988e24a5&e=81286c91e0> and the VR installation Leonardo's Submarine <https://sivazona.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=143feae3cde083fd96d1a6e95&id=a1f9e8a097&e=81286c91e0> by the German artist Hito Steyerl will be presented.
The symposium is part of the project Who Cares? which is carried out in cooperation with partners from five organizations dedicated to artistic production from various parts of Europe: Idensitat (Barcelona, Spain), SPACE (London, United Kingdom), Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania), Grey Area (Korčula, Croatia) and Centro Huarte (Navarra, Spain). Partners working on a common project to explore new ways in which to engage audiences, incorporating care practices in the infrastructure and programs of their respective organisations. Who Cares? is led by Centro Huarte as one of the selected projects within the European Cooperation Projects 2020 call of the Creative Europe program.
The program of the symposium, biographies of the authors and summaries of the lectures are available at the following link: http://sivazona.hr/events/bastina-20-stoljec <https://sivazona.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=143feae3cde083fd96d1a6e95&id=34324b3f75&e=81286c91e0>a <https://sivazona.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=143feae3cde083fd96d1a6e95&id=2f0179799b&e=81286c91e0>
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