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Modes of Democracy

The exhibition “Modes of Democracy”, at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, in Prague, deals with the national and global ideas of the term “democracy”, contextualised against the backgrounds of individual artists, and the influences on them of geography and their own cultural backgrounds. The selection of over 30 artists and their individual works focuses on identifying and interpreting different types of regime in Europe, varying in scale from federal states or cities down to smaller units, such as villages or local neighbourhoods. Viewing things in these different perspectives, the visitor to the exhibition arrives at a better understanding of various forms of ‘trans-national democracy’.

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We went to the exciting opening of "Modes of Democracy", last week in Prague at DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art. In connection to the exhibition, you can learn more about the personal background and influences of our head-curator Jaroslav Anděl. 

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Ivana Udovičić – “National identities cannot be an essential part of our life”

Our Sarajevo exhibition is unfortunately already over. If you got the chance to see it, feel free to let us know your thoughts. But until then, here is our interview with curator Ivana Udovičić from the National Gallery!  


‘Everything here is Reality. Everything here is Politics’ – Curator Maja Abdomerović

When our Sarajevo exhibition was just about to open two weeks ago, Bosnia was struck with natural disaster. Most of the Balkan countries suffered from enormous flooding and our colleagues at the National Gallery in Sarajevo ran down to the basement every five minutes to check whether the art works stored there had been damaged. (And fortunately they had not).

Amidst all this incessant rain, fear of water damage and the installation of the exhibition the two curators of our exhibition still found the time to talk to us. These interviews were maybe the most difficult and most enlightening ones: In none of our other exhibition venues had people experienced and were influenced by war this directly in their youth and had to deal with the consequences up to now.

We tried to shorten the interviews but could not bring ourselves to actually do it. Interesting, fascinating, although a long read is what you will find starting with Maja Abdomerović. 

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Lizzie Calligas – With a little help from a friend

Encountering problems and fixing them during an exhibition in the making is something probably every curator knows. But what to do when the curator of the exhibition cannot be there? The answer to this question is how we met Lizzie Calligas. She is one of the many and crucial helping hands of our Thessaloniki exhibition.

Since artistic director Denys Zacharopoulos could not be there for the installation of the exhibition, Lizzie, as a close friend, took approximately 700 pictures in order to show them to him. Every night she visited him and came back in the morning with his notes to pass them on to curators Maro and Alexios.

But Lizzie herself is also an artist and so naturally we had a few questions for her.  

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