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ROOM FOR IMPROVED FUTURES. Where we live? Looking for safe ground # 2/3
05 Sep, 2017 -
22 Aug, 2017
Vira Baldyniuk,Vova Vorotniov, Ella Ziegler, Diego Rotman
talk, udstilling, projektpræsentationer

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ROOM FOR IMPROVED FUTURES 
Where we live? Looking for safe ground # 2/3 

rum46 byder velkommen til ROOM FOR IMPROVED FUTURES: 
Where we Live? Looking for safe ground til # 2/3.

Vi åbner denne del tirsdag d. 5. september 2017 kl. 16.30  -
med talks, projektpræsentationer, udstillingsåbning, en bid mad samt kaffe 
fra Exchange Cafe


Talk
Art and reality check
Vira Baldyniuk,  journalist og redaktør af online kulturmagasin Korydor -
Kiev, Ukraine

Artist talk - præsentation af praksis
Cultural Codes
Vova Vorotniov, Kiev og pt. artist in residence / research i byrummet i
Gellerup / Aarhus.

Artist talk - projektpræsentation

Howling Houses & Screeching Tires
Ella Ziegler, Berlin og pt. artist in residense i Sigrids Stue, Gellerup / Aarhus


Artist talk og fernisering af udstillingen 
Eternal Sukkah
Diego Rotman, kunstner fra Sala-Manca Group, Jerusalem


Alle er velkomne

Udstillingen kan efterfølgende ses i rum46s åbningstid onsdag, torsdag,

fredag kl. 13.00 - 17.00 indtil d. 22. september 2017

rum46
Studsgade 46
DK 8000 Aarhus C


In the second part of Where we live? Looking for safe ground, we have invited
artists and theorists coming from Kiev in Ukraine, Berlin and Jerusalem to discuss
issues concerning public spaces, cultural memory, social belonging vs. exclusion,
the physical space and the commons. This will happen through talks, presentations
of art works and art practices and research in the urban space.

We will start the afternoon with the following talk:

Art and reality check by Vira Baldyniuk [UA]
The war and Russian occupation affects political and social life in Ukraine in the
worst ways. In this situation, the agenda of culture and art is full of challenges.
As never before an artist cannot stay politically neutral. One can observe an
opposition between (post)liberal and conservative views, left and right, „patriotic”
and „betrayal” discourse in media and culture. How can art answer to all these
extremes?

Vira Baldyniuk is the Ukrainian journalist,editor, literature researcher and critic,
writer. She is the editor in chief of an online magazine about contemporary culture
“Korydor”. She also teaches a course on cultural criticism and journalism at the
National Pedagogical Dragomanov University in Kyiv. Her professional interests
include new media, art in public space, participatory art, art criticism, cultural
policy, and self-organized initiatives.

Cultural codes by Vova Vorotniov [UA]
Visual artist Vova Vorotniov from Kiev, Ukraine will follow with a presentation of his
art practice. He works in public spaces with cultural codes, moving from the graffiti
and subculture graphics towards conceptual art and arte-povera. Gradually he has
expanded his horizon to exploring communication mechanisms of modernity. Vova
Vorotniov will stay in Gellerup / Aarhus for a short periode of time where he will
explore social and visual aspects of the city and make the result of his research
visible in the urban space.

Vova Vorotniov is an artist that lives and works in Kiev. His recent projects include
exhibitions in Ukraine, Poland and Netherlands

Howling Houses & Screeching Tiresby Ella Ziegler [D]
Ella Ziegler is the current artist in residency at Sigrids Stue in Gellerup/Aarhus. In
Gellerup, both social/living conditions and architectural structures are under huge
changes due to a major social and physical revitalization plan going on in the
neighbourhood under the motto: „from a disadvantaged living area to an attractive
neighbourhood. With a starting point in the social and political context of the
district, Ella Ziegler will investigate the history and identity of the place, the
social narratives and their affiliations. 

Ella Ziegler is an artist and lecturer based in Berlin, Germany

Eternal Sukkah
Artist's presentation and exhibition opening by Diego Rotman [IS], artist and member
of the Sala-Manca Group. The Sala-Manca Group is a group of independent Jerusalem-
based artists that work in different fields: performance, video, installation and new
media since 2000. Sala-Manca’s projects and works deal with poetics of translation
(cultural, social and relating to the media). They operate in the social and political
field and work with textual, urban and net contexts as well as with tensions between
low tech and high tech aesthetics. Diego Rotman will present and exhibit „Eternal
Sukkah”. The project tells about an illegal shanty structure from the Jahalin Bedouin –
a tribe who currently lives in the Judean Desert. The artists purchased, dismantled,
and reassembled it as a Jewish Sukkah, a temporary hut constructed for use during
a week-long Jewish festival Sukkot. In this new form, it was presented at the
Jerusalem Hansen House for Art, Design and Technology in 2014.   

Diego Rotmaninitiated the Sala-Manca Group together with Lea Mauas.
The group is based in Jerusalem.


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Room for Improved Future. 
Room for Improved Futures is the title of a two year exhibition program based
on an international network. The project is initiated by rum46 - curated and
organized by curator Agnieszka Wolodzko and visual artist Grete Aagaard in
collaboration with the art projects and platforms Trade Test Site, Sigrids Stue,
Imaginary Republik and CCS Centre for Contemporary Art Kiev*.  In Room for
Improved Futures we invite a diverse group of practitioners, artists, writers
and theorists who will address issues on democracy, urbanity, participation,
community and hidden economies. The project is organized in 4 public programs
each divided in 3 sessions which will include artists’ talks and presentations,
exhibitions, lectures, texts and workshops.





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