03.07. – 08.08.2010.
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exhibition
Ground Floor America, Copenhagen
Škart, exhibition view of Ground floor America, Klagenfurt, 2010. (photo: Johannes Puch)

ARTISTS:
Vyacheslav Akhunov, Jawad Al Malhi, Factory of Found Clothes, Inci Furni, Orkhan Huseynov, Tigran Khachatryan, Yuri Leiderman, Maha Maamoun, Vlado Martek, Darinka Pop-Mitić, Vahid Sharifian, ŠKART, Jinoos Taghizadeh, Guram Tsibakhashvili, Alexander Ugay, Yelena & Viktor Vorobyev

CURATORS:
WHW

Den Frie, Copenhagen
3/7 – 8/8/2010

Ground Floor America is the title of a travel book by Soviet writer duo Ilf and Petrov, written in 1936. Ground floor America takes Ilf’s and Petrov’s approach as a starting point for questioning the notion of “curatorial research“ within the broader field of cultural translation, looking at the parallels between the burgeoning liberal economy’s capacity to erode a hitherto existing social consensus—both in the crisis era of the 1930s and at present.

The show is a reflection on the research undertaken by the curatorial collective, WHW, in the course of the two-year-long preparation for the 11th International Istanbul Biennale (2009).

Exhibition leaflet is available here