Opening of the Curator´s Choice in the frame of the Mobile Archive Exhibition
We can view the Middle East as a strange territory. Is it a land that’s remote, incomprehensible and foreign or is it, in this media age, in this age of a globalising world and in factoring in all historical contexts, “our” (Czech?, Central European?, Western?) space – a land connected to the culture of many ethnic groups and nations on all continents?
The contrast of unique cosmopolitan experiences and ethnocentric trends and biases create layers of inequities, contradictions and conflicts.
We intend to view this "extra-territory” through contemporary art projects that create alternative visions. The originally selected theme – water – is an external link of the selected works. The archive theme will also be explored.
Milan Kreuzzieger, PhD
Researcher for the Centre of Global Studies, Prague (shared facilities with the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University in Prague) where he explores cultural aspects of globalisation (particularly intercultural relations and trans-cultural processes) with a focus on visual and cultural studies.
He lectures at the Philosophy Faculty of J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and at the Humanities Faculty of Charles University in Prague; he also occasionally gives lectures at Masaryk University in Brno. He’s worked at the Prague City Museum, the National Gallery in Prague and the National Theatre in Prague as the curator of art collections and has curated or co-curated exhibitions.
He has prepared for publication and worked with L. Vidmar on the translation of the book Visual Culture Studies by L. Cartwright and M. Sturken. Prague, Portál 2009.
His book Culture in the Age of Rapid Globalisation – A Study on the Trans-cultural Reversal is set for publication this year by the Filosofia publishing house.
Dittrichova 9, Prague
Concept and curated by: Milan Kreuzzieger
Guest: Marek Hrubec, Director of the Centre of Global Studies