Deschooling Video Classroom

51st Ocober Salon, Belgrade
Parallel Program

8.10 - 21.11.2010


Deschooling Video Classroom is a research-based artistic work of a group of artists and cultural workers participating in the project Deschooling Classroom by TkH [Walking Theory] – theoretical-artistic platform. Simultaneously, the project is part of a larger research on the independent cultural-artistic scene, collective self-education procedures and an artwork that tries to attract public attention to the key issues of today’s art scene structuralization.

The work comprises a series of video-interviews that we conducted in the course of the 51st October Salon with the artists and guests of the exhibition, as well as with the actors of the local cultural-artistic scene. However, the interviewees are here not asked to talk about their artistic work; instead, as prominent actors of the international cultural-artistic scene, they are invited to speak about this scene, and their positions and stakes in it. According to this concern, the thematic framework of the interviews includes the issues of cultural policies and independent scenes and the artivist practices, which tie art and activism, open up the questions of social critique, intellectual property, accessibility of video art, etc.

Rosa Barba, visual artist
Tim Etchells, theatre and visual artist, artistic director of the group Forced Entertainment
Julieta Aranda, visual artist and founder of the international platform e-flux
Jelena Vesić, freelance curator, editor of the journal Prelom
Mia David, director of the KCB, editor of the magazine Kvart
Vladimir Palibrk, curator of Elektrika gallery, Pančevo

Concept: Marta Popivoda
Co-authors: Katarina Petrović, Dragana Zarevska, Marijana Cvetković, Maja Marković, Doplgenger (Boško Prostran, Isidora Ilić), Aneta Stojnić, Nevena Janković, Dragana Jovović, & Marta Popivoda
Collaborators: Marina Lauš, Marija Bejkova, Jasmina Mitkovska, Vladimir Palibrk, Biljana Dimitrova, Ksenija Čočkova, Tamara Bušterska, Vladimir Vidić
Production: Cultural Centre of Belgrade (KCB) & TkH [Walking Theory] platform, 2010
51st October Salon
Teorija koja Hoda / TkH / Walking Theory

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