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*4 October 2011 - 26 February 2012*

*Venue: Slovak National Gallery <>*, Bratislava,
Esterházy Palace, 3rd floor

*Curators:* Lucia Gavulová, Tijana Stepanović

*Participating artists:* Aneta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Hristina
Ivanovska, Šejla Kamerić, Eva Koťátková, Jaroslav Kyša, Luiza Margan & Miha
Presker, Mladen Miljanovič, Alban Muja, Verdan Perkov, Sašo Sedlaček, Ivana
Smiljanic, Kamen Stoyanov, Samuil Stoyanov, Kateřina Šedá, Tomáš Vaněk,
Katarina Zdjelar, Enkelejd Zonja

The main theme of the exhibition is the phenomenon of 'iron applause', the
complex connotation system of which enables us to think about issues that
are inextricable from the role and mission of the *YVAA
*.  The iron applause is a slow, synchronized applause with which audiences,
primarily in Central Europe and especially in Hungary, acknowledge
outstanding artistic performance. The terms 'iron curtain' ('eiserner
Vorhang') and 'iron applause' can be traced back to 18th century Germany,
where all theatres were obligated to install fire-proof metal curtains. It
was Winston Churchill who popularized the phrase 'iron curtain' as a
political term in the 20th century.

The first section of the show refers to applause as an explicit expression
of appreciation, providing an opportunity to explore issues of artistic
success, appreciation, reward, reflection, respect and various relations
within the complex system of contemporary culture. As all of the YVAA
network's member countries once belonged to the realm of Soviet influence,
a.k.a. that 'behind the Iron Curtain', the second part of the exhibition
engages with the regional character of iron applause, dealing with the
complex social processes and cultural paradoxes taking place in the
contemporary societies of the former 'Soviet bloc'. Furthermore, as iron
applause can also be seen as an example of synchronization of networks, this
exhibition is an attempt to interpret the importance of networks,
collaboration, self-organization and social interaction.

Further information:

*Network and Synchronization
international symposium*

*3 - 4 October 2011*

*Venue: Slovak National Gallery*, Bratislava, Atelier

*Symposium participants: *Marco Antonini/US, Alenka Gregoric/SI, Juraj
Cerny/SK, Viviana Checchia/IT, Nikita Kadan/UA, Chelsea Haines/US, Albert
Heta/KS, Gjorgje Jovanovik/MK, Jiri Skala/CZ and others.

A two-day international symposium accompanies and further elaborates on the
theme of the exhibition. YVAA artists, arts organizations, arts
professionals and active sponsors from the 10 countries of the program as
well as other international speakers and guests will gather in Bratislava
around broad concepts such as: performance and reception; infrastructures
and collaboration; and admiration and influences in contemporary art. The
first day of the symposium will be an internal discussion of YVAA organizers
and artists and the second day will be composed of three panel discussions.

*Monday, October 3*

internal meeting of YVAA organizers

*Tuesday, October 4*

*Session I *-- Presenting, documenting and historicizing contemporary art.
Recent exhibitions of YVAA artists and other international projects will be
discussed in terms of critical approaches to curating and contextualizing
contemporary art of the YVAA countries internationally.

*Session II* -- Creating infrastructures and systems of support for
contemporary art.
Artist collaborative projects, arts managers and organizations come together
to discuss infrastructures and support systems for artists, the production
and presentation of art.

*Session III* -- Artists' legacies, institutions, relationships and
Artists are invited to speak about their affinity to and collaboration with
other artists, while institutions concerned with preserving and presenting
artists' ideas, practices and legacies will do so in terms of promoting
artistic development and public discussion.

*Detailed information:*

*Organizer:* The Foundation for a Civil Society, New York
*Local coordination:* The Foundation - Center for Contemporary Art,

*Main partner:* ERSTE Foundation.
*Additional support by:* Central European Initiative, Ministry of Culture of
Slovakia, United States Embassy in Slovakia, Slovak National Gallery, Trust
for Mutual Understanding, and various other US embassies.

*Awards and their organizers:* ARDHJE AWARD - TICA - Tirana, Albania; ZVONO
AWARD - Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Arts, Bosnia and Herzegovina; BAZA
AWARD - Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia, Bulgaria; RADOSLAV PUTAR
AWARD - Institute for Contemporary Art, SCCA Zagreb, Croatia; JINDRICH
CHALUPECKY AWARD - Jindrich Chalupecky Society, Czech Republic; ARTIST OF
TOMORROW AWARD - Kosova Art Gallery, Kosovo; DENES AWARD - Contemporary Art
Center Skopje, Macedonia; DIMITRIJE BASICEVIC MANGELOS AWARD - Dez org and
Remont Gallery, Serbia; OSKAR CEPAN AWARD - Foundation/Center for
Contemporary Arts, Slovakia; OHO AWARD - Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Gallery in
Center P47, Slovenia.

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