ČIPke were invited by curator Zdenka Badovinac to be a part of an exhibition Sites of Sustainability. Pavilions, Manifestor, and Crypts in Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Ljubljana, which is part of an exhibition Hello World in one of the central Berlin museum/gallery spaces, the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, which forms part of the Nationalgalerie.
The exhibition Sites of Sustainability: Pavilions, Manifestos and Crypts consists largely of selected works by Eastern European avant-garde artists from Moderna galerija’s Arteast 2000+ and national collections, combined with works from a number of other public and private collections from Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Serbia, and Poland.
Exhibtion Sites of sustainability can be understood as a kind of parallel infrastructure, built especially through work in local and international collectives and networks, through exhibitions in self-organized spaces, through self-publishing, through parallel economies, and through self-historicizing. This was art that built and maintained social relations and a critical understanding of the world, which it continues to do to this day.
ČIPke are representing a collective for researching the conditions for women who are active in the context of science, technology and media art and opening a space for conversation about women working in these fields, supporting each other, connecting ideas and learning from each other. In the exhibition we are exposing three genealogies of ČIPkas who started lace making at workshops and open labs, developing their ideas with support of Rampa Lab, Gallery Kapelica and their producers, later on they becoming mentors themselves to other ČIPkas and held workshops also across borders, started an experimental noise band, exhibiting at Pixxel Point and Ars Electronica: Kikimore (Kati Flowerfields, Staša Guček, Sara Mlakar, Sara Pegam, Barbara Poček, Nina Orlić), Sara Šabjan, Mojca Založnik.
PLACE: Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM)
DATE AND TIME OF OPENING: 15 November 2018, 20h
CURATOR: Zdenka Badovinac
SELECTION OF WORK AND DESIGN OF ČIPKE EXHIBITION: Ida Hiršenfelder
DURATION OF THE EXHIBITION: 15 November 2018 — 17 Februar 2019
ČIPKAS EXHIBITING: Kikimore, Mojca Založnik, Sara Šabjan
PROGRAM: opening program
The sound performance is of Kikimore is a part of the opening program of the exhibition.