24. – 29.10.2022.
series of events

Darko Aleksovski, Željko Beljan, Diana Cantarey, Adrijana Gvozdenović, Maksym Khodak, Nadežda Kirćanski, Stela Mikulin, Ruoru Mou, Kristina Pashkova, Christian Sleiman, Bojan Stojčić, Huda Takriti

Ivana Bago

Gallery Nova, Teslina 7, Zagreb
24/10–29/10/2022, 5 – 8 pm

Beginning in March 2022, the 4th edition of WHW Akademija has evolved as a process of collaborative and reciprocal learning, facilitated by a group of invited professors but also by the twelve selected participants, whose individual commitments have unfolded over time into an investigation of collectivity and the common. The final week in Galerija Nova is both a presentation and continuation of this process, an exhibitionary habitat for themes, questions, joys and anxieties that have accumulated through a host of online and onsite workshops, lectures, seminars, meetings, chat groups, collectively edited documents, excel sheets and mind maps. Conceived and organized by participants themselves, with the mentoring support of this year’s resident professor independent scholar and writer Ivana Bago, this final event is structured as a “base for artistic research,” or simply a bar which will serve as an anchor point for a series of public events happening daily from 5 to 8 pm and constituting an exhibition-in-progress. 

Please check the detailed program of the week here, and follow the daily updates on Instagram.

A monster walks into a bar and asks:
Is this the Base for Artistic Research?
In this turbo-future,
there’s a variety show,
some evening activities.
There’s a man looking at a flower,
a tight gathering is unfolding:
hybrid artists sometimes singing,
this is their last supper, rehearsing digestion.

What will they leave behind?
Will discourse lights b(l)ind them?

From 24 to 29 October, the generation of WHW Akademija 2022 will hold a program in Gallery Nova everyday from 5 pm–8 pm.

The bar (Base for Artistic Research) and Exhibition in Progress public events:
Monday, 24th October, 6–8 pm
Table Tennis Table

Tuesday, 25th October, 6–7 pm
Speed Dating

Wednesday, 26th October, 5–8 pm
Collective Weaving

Thursday, 27th October, 7 pm
Evenings with WHW Akademija: Back to Square Zero, a public lecture by Ivana Bago

Friday, 28th October, 5–8 pm
Video Screening Programme

Saturday, 29th October, 6 pm
There is a man looking at a flower – a collective performance by the participants

More on the link.

WHW Akademija is realized in partnership with Kontakt Collection. The main funders of WHW Akademija are Kontakt / ERSTE Foundation and FfAI – Foundation for Arts Initiatives.

Lecture by Ivana Bago  is part of the History of Art and Society: Artistic Ecologies program.  

Program is supported by:

City Office for Culture, International Relations and Civil Society
Kultura Nova Foundation
Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia
Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU)