Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein

Right to Refusal

02 Jun - 26 Aug 2012

Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
Grupa Spomenik, Čega je danas ime rat? (Wie lautet der Name des Krieges heute?)
Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
The Otolith Group, Otolith I, 2003, 23 Min.
Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
Round Table with Bassam El Baroni, the artists and curators
Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Hold Your Ground, 2012, Video, 10’, The Daily Battle, 2010, Zeitung mit A4 Einleger
Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
Milica Tomić, Container: Photography by other means, 2004 – 2012, performance lecture
Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
Olaf Nicolai, Trauer und Melancholie, 2009 – 2012, Publikation, Dokumentationsvideo
Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
Sherif Sonbol / Ulrike Müller Looking at Zaar, Ägypten ca. 1985 / Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
Hassan Khan, Mahmoud El Ansari, 2010
Right to Refusal, installation view at Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein © Foto: Arthur Zalewski, 2012
RIGHT TO REFUSAL

Contributions by Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Bassam El Baroni, Samir El Kordy, Jean-Luc Godard, Grupa Spomenik (Jelena Petrović, Branimir Stojanović, Milica Tomić), Adelita Husni Bey, Yazan Khalili, Hassan Khan, Eva Kraus, Doreen Mende, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Olaf Nicolai, Sherif Sonbol / Ulrike Müller, The Otolith Group, Milica Tomić, Simon Wachsmuth, Arthur Zalewski

An exhibition, accompanied by a programme of performance lectures, round table discussion and a translation event, on Fri 1, Sat 2 and Sun 3 June 2012 at Magazin4.

The exhibition Right to Refusal is held in an era in which people in various locations throughout the world are increasingly organizing themselves and banding together in groups to declare their independence from established ideologies. Recent revolutionary events may serve as a sounding-board for some of the questions the exhibition plans to address. However, the issue at the heart of Right to Refusal concerns the conditions under which the articulation of refusal takes place, both in topical themes and long-standing geopolitical conflicts as well as in everyday actions and artistic production. Initially, the only clarity in the right to refusal is the rejection, or at least the rigorous questioning, of existing structures. To give this refusal a widely heard voice, new ways and means must still be explored and uncharted methods tested. Right to Refusal proposes to use the exhibition space to develop a provisional language forged from a maze of contradictions and different voices. This is where the search for alternatives, new forms of expression and methods finds its creative potential, in debate and discussion involving art as a constituent element and a pathway.

01 06 Friday
7pm
Welcome Wolfgang Fetz, Direktor
Introduction Eva Kraus und Doreen Mende, Kuratorinnen
Opening Judith Reichart, Stadträtin
9pm
Concert Hassan Khan

02 06 Saturday
5 pm
Translation Project Grupa Spomenik
(Jelena Petrović, Branimir Stojanović, Milica Tomić, guests: Boris Buden, Doreen Mende)

03 06 Sunday
4pm
Performance Lecture Milica Tomić
5.30 pm
Round Table with the artists, Bassam El Baroni, Eva Kraus, Doreen Mende

Magazin4
Bregenzer Kunstverein
Bergmannstrasse 6
A-6900 Bregenz
T +43 5574 410 1511
magazin4.at

Supported by Landeshauptstadt Bregenz /Land Vorarlberg, Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur / Allianz Kulturstiftung
 

Tags: Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Jean-Luc Godard, The Otolith Group, Adelita Husni-Bey, Hassan Khan, Eva Kraus, Doreen Mende, Ulrike Müller, Olaf Nicolai, Milica Tomic, Simon Wachsmuth, Arthur Zalewski