The German foundation Hans and Lea Grundig has awarded BLOK’s curatorial team (Ana Kutleša, Ivana Hanaček, Vesna Vuković) a prize for the research and exhibition project "The Issue of the Art of the Collective – Case Zemlja" in the art history/mediation category.
Call to the neighbours!
Do you have a photograph or an item that marks a moment in Trešnjevka`s history? An old photograph of the Trešnjevka market? A ready-made Vesna skirt? A box of Bizjak cookies?
Bring them to us to record and help us create together a virtual collection of the Trešnjevka Neighbourhood Museum– the future district museum that will give value to the community stories that are not part of the official history. [...]
Monday, 07/10/2019, 7 PM
BAZA, ADŽIJINA 11
The editors of the publication will speak at the promotion, followed by a performance by young indie singer-songwriter Marina Elezović – MAR. Come get your copy and join us in conversation and socialising! [...]
The fanzine created by this year’s class of the Political School came about through a desire for the group to continue its work together and articulate political attitudes and knowledge inspired by the School, both through text and illustration. It was conceived and produced by the participants in its entirety: from the production of texts, through editing and proofreading, to graphic design. In that sense, it is heterogeneous in terms of its content and form, and reflects the topics that the participants found particularly inspiring or provoking. These topics were largely those that pertain to feminist theory and practice, and the relationship between art and labour. [...]
Do you want to address social issues through art? Does experience tell you that the idea of ‘the world of art’ as a separate sphere independent from society is mere rhetoric? Would you like to learn more about the concept of the autonomy of art, artistic genius and talent? Are you an artist, but you’re forced to work outside the sphere of art in order to survive? Does capitalism have you working your fingers to the bone and you want to see whether there’s an alternative? Do you want to find out what class really means and why we need class theory in order to understand the society in which we live? Are you interested in the history of socialism as an ideology and the history of the labour movement as a political force? Do you want to find out more about actually existing socialisms, beyond the mantra of ‘socialism is a utopia’? Do you consider the woman question inseparable from theoretical and practical reflections on radical social and economic changes? Do you want to learn more about the history of feminism within the framework of the international socialist and workers’ movement? Do you recognise the power of trade unions, but can’t make sense of the workers’ struggle and organization in modern terms? Are you fed up with the way right-wingers and capitalism’s proponents speak over you [...]
Božidara Adžije 11, Zagreb
We are happy to announce that we've made an on-line database of all the books and publications from our library, and thereby officially opened the READING ROOM OF THE BASE.
The library comprises books from the fields of socially engaged art, architecture and urban studies, political theory, feminism, history of socialism and others that imbue our activity, as well as our own publications. In the context in which libraries and public institutions were systematically purged of books of objectionable ideological content, it is important to stress that a significant part of our collection includes 'rejected' books [...]