The exhibition/archive: General Guide to Anything Anyone Might Have or See Anywhere, presented in Novi Sad

General Guide to Anything Anyone Might Have or See Anywhere
(Chapter 1, Novi Sad)

Opening of the exhibition/archive: Friday, 21. January 2011, 15:00, SULUV Gallery

The exhibition/archive will be open to the visitors in the following days and locations:
21 - 23. January 2011. SULUV Gallery, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 9, Novi Sad
21 - 22. January 2011. Matica Srpska Gallery, Trg Galerija 1, Novi Sad

General Guide to Anything Anyone Might Have or See Anywhere is the encounter of the two projects: Alles was ich habe #3 by Bernhard Herbordt and Melanie Mohren and Desert of Picture by Bojan Djordjev and Siniša Ilić. As a manual to navigate through the lack of any archive or collection, as a performance score for visitors to explore what any picture hides, the General Guide[…] reflects conditions for critical intervention within the regimes of attention.

General Guide[…] (Chapter 1, Novi Sad) combines the working methods of both collaborating teams and develops an artistic platform for site-specific interventions. The presentation of the first chapter is conducted in three interwoven segments. It is an installation as a walk-in publication, displaying possible versions of the General Guide[…], an online document with performance instructions, accessible to download, and, while implementing those propositions, the city as a pre-designed set to perform (or imagine) public interventions. All three parts communicate with each other through ephemeral layers of memory, (fictional) documentations, and a non-linear, time-accumulating narration – invented and carried out by the visitor him- or herself. Each visitor might edit his own exhibition, book, and play.

General Guide to Anything Anyone Might Have or See Anywhere will be presented at the SULUV Gallery (Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 9, Novi Sad) from 21-23.01.11. and in parts at Matica Srpska Gallery (Trg Galerija 1, Novi Sad) on 21-22.01.11.

Please bring your own Mp3-Player or telephone if you would like to download the audio instructions. Instructions are available at

Arrival: 21.01: 15h / Departure: 23.01: 18h SULUV Gallery

Material accessible to the audience: 21.01: 15h-20h; 22 and 23.01: 10h-20h, SULUV Gallery

The artists will be present.

The project General Guide to Anything Anyone Might Have or See Anywhere is a part of the residency program realized in cooperation with with the Akademie Schloss Solitude from Stuttgart ( and the Institute for Culture of Vojvodina (

Concept and authors: Bojan Djordjev, Bernhard Herbordt, Siniša Ilić and Melanie Mohren

Project organisation and design: Marina Lauš / With special thanks to: Aleksandar Bede, Branka Ćurčić, Dragan Ilić, Kristian Lukić, Zoran Pantelić, Dubravka Sekulić, Orfeas Skutelis, Borka Stojić

Supported by:
New Media, Gallery SULUV, Institute of Culture of Vojvodina, Goethe Institut Belgrad, Matica Srpska Gallery