Europe 2010

Events in eight spaces between Berlin and Mediterranean

1st September > 8th October 2010

Art in a Suitcase is a curatorial project created by Vasja Nagy. It starts with the initial communication between the curator and artists involved. Based on the idea of a travelling exhibition that can fit into one traveller’s suitcase can also be presented or exposed  in virtually any place. Once the initial selection is done and packed, the curator starts the travel by most convenient means. Destinations are in fact places where the curator has been invited to carry out an event.

Selection of the works for the suitcase

The initial selection is done after a personal invitation to 7 artists in the curator’s starting point proximity. Basically there is a broad main theme that directs a bit and concerning travelling as course of life and vice versa together with coincidences at encountering the unknown. At selecting some practical issues are regarded like size, weight and fragility of the artwork.
During the travel additional contributions to the selection are encouraged with occasional invitations by the curator to the locally present artists and always with consideration of the artworks already included. The dialogue between artworks and/or influencing the meanings between them is crucial.

One of basic ideas in this project is to bring heterogeneous artworks into intense communication among them as well as with different contexts and audiences through constant time/space shifting. This way a vivid dialogue between the curator and the environment of his activity is pointed out too.

Participating artists and works

At departure:
Uršula Berlot, Micronature, 2009, epoxy resin on plexiglas, 33 cm diameter
Marko Brecelj, Vatentat (Cotton-Assault), 2004, video of performance, 6′
Vesna Bukovec, It Will Be OK, 2009, video, 3’34”
Gani LLalloshi, 101 Eur, 2010, prints installation
Žiga Okorn, Robert Hawkins, watercollors on paper in a glass vessel, 2008, 40 x 8 cm
Bojan Radovič, Paradox, book of photographs, 2010
Tilen Žbona, Messy Message, paper installation, 2010, variable size

Joined later:
Luca Barberini, Speaking about mosaics, installation, 2010
Emilie Delugeau, Intimacy, 2010, photograph, 20 x 20cm
Aline Helmke, FERN-SEHEN (TELE-VISION), 2007, drawing on transparency, 24 x 36 mm
Til Köhler, Conversation, 2010, acrylic on paper, 40 x 30 cm
Annabel Lange, All-terrain, 2004, audio installation, 16’27”
Algirdas Narmontas, sharp #3, 2010, mixed media installation, variable dimensions
Matthew Schum, Silver Wings, 2010, key-chain installation, 38 x 88 x 10 mm
Anna Watzinger, 24h transforming of the following works in progress: “studies of time”, “investigation of an apple”, “Ein-Stein”


1st September – Koper (Slo), departure

2nd September – Vienna (A), Schleifmühlgasse 12-14
4th September – Budapest (H), Studio Gallery FKSE
7th September – Prague (Cz), m.odla Gallery
10th September – Dresden (D), Runde Ecke
14th September – Berlin (D), SintflutStudio
17th September – Ravenna (I), Associazione Culturale Mirada
21st September – Mola di Bari (I), Pangea S. N. C.
30th September – Istanbul (Tr), Depo

Supported by:

Ministry of Culture