Invisible Violence at Salzburger Kunstverein
14 February–10 April 2015
Opening: 13 February, 8pm
Salzburger Kunstverein, Künstlerhaus
Hellbrunner Straße 3, 5020 Salzburg
Artists: Kader Attia (France), Itziar Barrio (Spain), Ursula Biemann (Switzerland), Rossella Biscotti (Italy/Netherlands) & Kevin van Braak (Netherlands), Sarah Browne (Ireland), Declan Clarke (Ireland), Willie Doherty (Ireland/UK), Eva Engelbert (Austria) & Katharina Schniebs (Germany), Harun Farocki (Germany), Daniel Garcia Andújar (Spain), Eva Grubinger (Austria), Dejan Kaludjerović (Serbia/Austria), Vladimir Miladinović (Serbia), Locky Morris (Ireland/UK), Adrian Paci (Albania/Italy), Christodoulos Panayiotou (Cyprus), Garrett Phelan (Ireland), Nikola Radić Lucati (Serbia), María Ruido (Spain), Francesc Ruiz (Spain)
Curators: Zoran Erić, Séamus Kealy, Blanca de la Torre
Co-produced with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade and ARTIUM, Basque Museum-Centre
of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Artist roundtable: Friday 13 February, 6:30pm
The curators and attending artists on “invisible violence”:
Declan Clarke, Willie Doherty, Eva Engelbert, Zoran Erić, Daniel Garcia Andújar, Séamus Kealy, Vladimir Miladinović, Garrett Phelan, Nikola Radić Lucati, Blanca de la Torre, a.o.
Invisible Violence is a multi-disciplinary project curated by Zoran Erić, Séamus Kealy and Blanca de la Torre, and hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia, Artium, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, and the Salzburger Kunstverein in Austria. The original geo-political context of this project was a European triangle formed out of the Basque region, Ireland (especially Northern Ireland), and Serbia, all of which bear the stereotypical image of being notorious for violence and terror. This common denominator and constellation was a backdrop to the project, which has now expanded to include Austrian and broader European contexts.
This exhibition explores so-called invisible violence as it is globally discernible within quotidian, domestic, work-related, and everyday life. This includes administrative and bureaucratic violence; forms of visual violence in media; as well as subtle forms of sectarianism and community animosity from recent historical and current socio-political circumstances. These comparisons of violence are being explored by bringing together artists’ work that problematize territorial, nationalistic, mythological and identity-related topics. Overall the project strives to not be bogged down by partitioned or oppositional representations.
Three thematic lectures on “invisible violence” today
18 March, 7–9pm
–Étienne Balibar (France), Distinguished Professor of French & Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of California Irvine
–Keti Chukhrov (Russia), Associate Professor at the Russian State University for Humanities (Department of Art Theory and Culturology)
–Suzana Milevska (Macedonia/Austria), Endowed Professorship for Central and South Eastern European Art Histories at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Curatorial tour with Séamus Kealy
1 April, 5:30pm
Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art / Heritage House Belgrade / Instituto Cervantes, Belgrade, Serbia (9 May–30 June 2014)
Artium, Basque Museum-Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (12 September 2014–11 January 2015)
Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (14 February–10 April 2015)