The Observation In A Second Order

Title: The Observation In A Second Order » Katarina Ševic and Gergely László: House Museum«
Location: Ethnological Museum in Berlin
Frantisek Zachoval: talks to Katarina Ševic and Gergely László
Date: December 29, 2014

I met with artists Katarina Ševic and Gergely László at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin to talk about their project House Museum (2006), developed after being able to return to Ševic’s summer cottage in Žuljana, a small village on the Pelješac Peninsula (Croatia) after the civil war in ex-Yugoslavia (1991-2001). The ethnic conflicts prohibited Ševic, a Serbian citizen, and her family to enter Croatian territory and, therefore, inhabit the house. Thirteen years later, the artist returned and, working collectively with Gergely László, cleaned and repaired Read More

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Title: The Observation In A Second Order »Alexander Peroutka: Strike?«
Location: Laster- und Hängerburg, Berlin / Bethanien Berlin-Kreuzberg
Frantisek Zachoval: talks to Alexander Peroutka
Date: September 4, 2013

Alexander Peroutka is an artist, curator and writer who graduated in 2006 from the Academy of Fine Arts Prague and received his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Technical University in Brno. In 2005, Peroutka was a fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. His diploma work, Who Are We? (2006), in which a ventilator seems to react to open web texts on a PC screen, explored Czech online magazines and the way they channel discussions of identity and gender in the Czech media. Other recent projects, such as How do you like Sweden? (2007-2009), Collective Errors (2012), and Invisible Economy (2012), explore community relations within a local economy.
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