Embargo – New Art from Serbia
Curated by Neil Morris and Mike Walton
at 68 Hope Street, JMU School of Art & Design
30 October – 17 November 2006
Open Monday to Thursday 10.00 -16.00
Friday 10.00 -14.00
Private View 16.00 Monday 30 October
Milan Hrnjazovic, Boris Kandolf, Atila Kapitajn, Nenad Kostic, Aleksandra Zdravkovic.
Artists in Residence:
Aleksandar Andric, Boris Kandolf, Andy Magee.
Embargo is an exhibition of the work of five artists from regions throughout Serbia and is part of an ongoing exchange programme with artists based in North West England, organised by Crazy Goat Art Promotions and
Eight Days a Week, Liverpool Cologne Exchange.
The inclusion of this work in the Biennial is an opportunity for artists from culturally diverse backgrounds to exhibit in an international context in the aftermath of conflict in the region. It is still quite difficult for artists from
Serbia to travel and exhibit in Western Europe, due to sanctions and travel restrictions and therefore this is an ideal opportunity to transcend imposed barriers, which have often resulted in alienation and exclusion.
The exhibition displays a range of media, made by a broad variety of artists. It includes sound and video installation, mixed media work in painting / printmaking and graphics and explores diverse issues, made in a range of styles and genres, revealing that artists from Eastern Europe have been influenced by many areas of research and lines of enquiry, contrary to much preconceived opinion in western culture The exhibition is a catalyst for the exchange of ideas, concepts and approaches between artists from different parts of Europe and will hopefully lead to further developments in the context of cross cultural collaboration.
Runs until November 17th 2006