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Subversive Praktiken / Practices

Kunst unter Bedingungen politischer Repression
60er –80er / Südamerika / Europa

Art under Conditions of Political Repression
60s–80s / South America / Europe

Eds.: Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler
Published by Hatje Cantz
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2755-6
584 pages, German-Englich, 804 illustrations (541 in color)
Format: 17 x 24 cm, Hardcover
Price: 39,80 Euro
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The catalogue Subversive Practices, published in the framework of the eponymous exhibition at the Württembergischer Kunstverein in 2009, focuses on experimental and conceptual artistic practices generated under conditions of political repression in South America and Europe during the nineteen-sixties to eighties. Artistic practices are explored that not only call into question the traditional conception of art, the institution, or the relationship between art and public, but that were also posited against the existing political systems of power. Subversive Practices offers—besides documentation of the exhibition, in which over three hundred works were presented, and an introduction to its thematic fields—contributions by the thirteen co-curators as well as texts, manifestos, and scripts originating in the nineteen-sixties to eighties, with most translated into German and English for the first time.

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SUBVERSIVE EXCERPTS

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SUBVERSIVE EXCERPTS
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January 29 – February 28, 2010

Trafó Gallery, Budapest
Link: http://www.trafo.hu/programs/1866

The Center for Culture and Communication Foundation in Budapest, partner of
the exhibition “Subversive Practices”, which was on view at
Württembergischer Kunstverein in summer 2009, presents an excerpt from
this project in collaboration with Trafo Gallery.

The exhibition includes work by the artists and artist groups Carlos
ALTAMIRANO; Collective Actions; Taller E.P.S. Huayco; Ion GRIGORESCU;
Claus HÄNSEL; Indigo Group; Letícia PARENTE; Luis PAZOS; Dan PERJOVSCHI;
Pere PORTABELLA; Ruth Wolf- REHFELDT; Herbert RODRIGUEZ und Horacio
ZABALA.

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An Approach to the Confluences between Art, Architecture, and Design in Catalonia

1969–1979:

Subversive Practices
Art under Conditions of Political Repression
60s–80s / South America / Europe

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
May 30 – August 2, 2009

Curators: Valentín Roma, Daniel García Andújar

Ricardo Bofill/Taller de Arquitectura, Eugeni Bonet (Archive), COAC Archiv, Enric Franch (Archive), Antoni Muntadas, Pere Portabella, Grup de Treball, Sala Vinçon (Archive)

This project sets out to reconstruct the aesthetic and political dimension acquired by conceptual practices in Catalonia during the nineteen-seventies. With this in view, the analysis has been oriented toward a set of proposals developed in a variety of areas—art, architecture, design, film, and education—which nevertheless all shared the same circuits of visibility, closely related language and attitudes, and certain ideological positions that were characterized by their spirit of protest and antagonism. The core of the project consists of five pieces by the Grup de Treball that in some sense point to the disciplines mentioned above. In order to contextualize these, a heterogeneous archive has been put together, drawn from the documentary holdings of (amongst others) the COAC (Association of Architects of Catalonia), the Sala Vinçon gallery, the FAD decorative arts association, and the Elisava and Eina design schools, along with a number of art projects—the film Esquizo (Schizo) by the Taller de Arquitectura and Reflexões sobre a morte (Reflections on Death) by Antoni Muntadas, among others—and also a selection of visual and bibliographical documents from those years. (Valentín Roma, Daniel García Andújar)

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Subversive Practices. Art under Conditions of Political Repression

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Press release
Subversive Practices
Art under Conditions of Political Repression
60s–80s / South America / Europe


May 30 – August 2, 2009

Artists
Carlos Altamirano, Gábor Altorjay, Lucy Angulo, Ângelo de Aquino, Luis Arias Vera, Autoperforationsartisten, Artur Barrio, László Beke (Archiv), Horia Bernea, Ricardo Bofill/Taller de Arquitectura, Teresa Burga, CADA, Ulises Carrión, Dalibor Chatrný, Carlfriedrich Claus, COAC Archiv, Attila Csernik, Lutz Dammbeck, Guillermo Deisler, Eugenio Dittborn, Juan Downey, Jorge Eielson, Diamela Eltit, Miklós Erdély, Roberto Evangelista, Constantin Flondor, Fernando França Cocchiarale, Enric Franch (Archiv), Die Gehirne, Carlos Ginzburg, Ion Grigorescu, Claus Hänsel, Rafael Hastings, Paulo Herkenhoff, Emilio Hernández Saavedra, Taller E.P.S. Huayco, Joseph W. Huber, Pavel Ilie, Indigo Group, IPUT (superintendent: Tamas St.Auby), Iosif Kiraly, Jiri Kocman, Kollektive Aktionen, Carlos Leppe, Gastão de Magalhães, Oskar Manigk, Francisco Mariotti, Alfredo Márquez, Gonzalo Mezza, Ivonne von Mollendorff, Muntadas, Paul Neagu, Olaf Nicolai, César Olhagaray, Clemente Padín, Letícia Parente, Grupo Paréntesis, Catalina Parra, Gyula Pauer, Luis Pazos, Dan Perjovschi, Julio Plaza, Féliks Podsiadly, Robert Rehfeld, Herbert Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Romero, Lotty Rosenfeld, Jesús Ruiz Durand, Juan Javier Salazar, Hugo Salazar del Alcázar, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Cornelia Schleime, Grupul Sigma, Petr Stembera, Gabriele Stötzer, Grup de Treball, Regina Vater, Cecilia Vicuña, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Sala Vinçon (Archiv), Krzysztof Wodiczko, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeld, Horacio Zabala, Sergio Zevallos

Idea and Concept
Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ

Cocurators
Ramón Castillo / Paulina Varas (Santiago de Chile / Valparaíso); Fernando Davis (Buenos Aires); Cristina Freire (São Paulo); Sabine Hänsgen (Bochum); Miguel Lopez / Emilio Tarazona (Barcelona / Lima); Ileana Pintilie Teleaga (Timisoara); Valentín Roma / Daniel García Andújar (Barcelona); Annamária Szöke / Miklós Peternák (Budapest); Anne Thurmann-Jajes (Bremen)

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