Public guidance through the exhibition of famous pioneers of THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF IRATIONAL.ORG. TECHNIQUES, TOOLS AND EVENTS, 1996-2006.

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Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Dunavska 37, Novi Sad

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2008, at 5 p.m.
Guided tour of the exhibition with the promotion of the catalog in the Serbian language

By coming to guide you through the exhibition, you get a copy of the catalog for free. Also, a PDF file of the catalog is attached to this news.

Through the water exhibition:
Kristian Lukić, curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina
Branka Ćurčić, Center for New

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Catalog of the exhibition "The Beautiful World of" in Serbian
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The catalog contains translations of several texts from the original catalog of the exhibition entitled "Hartware Guide to", which explain in detail the broader context of the emergence and presentation of in general, as well as various guidelines for the development of from 1996-2006. . These are several sharp texts by the curators of the exhibition, Inca Arns and Jakob Lilemose, and theorist Matthew Fuller. In addition to the description of all works presented at the exhibition and rich photo documentation, the catalog also contains two texts written for this edition: Branka Ćurčić and Kristian Lukić with their texts contribute to the contextualization of the exhibition, now and here.

Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina
Translation from English: Nebojsa Pajic
ISBN 978-86-84773-50-2

Catalog content:
- The wonderful world of Techniques, tools, and events 1996 - 2006 - Inke Arns, Jakob Lilemoze

- Seven irational threads - Inca Arns, Jakob Lilemoze

- Best of irational or the art of moving through time - Inca Arns

- Physical contact with the irational - Jakob Lilemoze

- Technologies Out of the People! - Kristian Lukic

- Expressiveness of Disobedience - Matthew Fuller

- Serious fun with irational (this exhibition is a big joke!) - Branka Ćurčić

- Descriptions of works

- Biographies

- Exhibition producers and support

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exhibition curators: Inke Arns (Dortmund) and Jacob Lillemose (Copenhagen)

Exhibition producers:
Center for New, Novi Sad,
Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund,

Co-producers of the exhibition:
Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad,
Institute for Flexible Cultures and Technologies - Napon, Novi Sad,

For more information about the exhibition (artist biographies, texts), see:

The exhibition was supported by: Provincial Secretariat for Culture and Education, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, City of Novi Sad, Office of the City of Dortmund within the program of sister cities (Novi Sad-Dortmund), Positive, Novi Sad, and Shield, Novi Sad.

Video works of the group
Video works represent a significant part of the work of the irational group. As part of the screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the audience will be able to get acquainted with the different approaches of this group to video media: from short and explosive works that take over and creatively "execute" corporate commercials, to no less ironic and entertaining video works. provocative content. The following is a description of several works that will be shown, among several others:

IRRATIONAL PROMOTIONAL VIDEO, 1998, Danijel Garcia Anduhar / Technologies to the People (including 3 more works with a similar approach)
The recorded material of the suspension bridge rocking with the car on it is accompanied by a guitar riff of heavy metal music. Suddenly we see the driver turning off the music, the music stops as he swings on the bridge, and birds are heard singing. Everything is calm. The man looks at the camera and says "I'm sorry" with a funny smile on his face. The video is a wise way to advertise, an accurate illustration of the way it irrationally shakes our mental and physical infrastructures with a delicate balance between danger and humor. The video was originally used by a technology-related corporation.

Recorded for an exhibition called "The Beautiful World of" in Dortmund, the video brings the theme of Rachel Baker's work "The Art of Work" from 1999. Using footage and a back-shooting technique, the video shows excerpts from Cindy Crawford’s aerobic exercise footage with footage of irrational members and curators performing the same exercises and movements in the Rura post-industrial landscape in the background. The filming took place in August 2006. shortly before the exhibition in Dortmund opened. Thanks to dozens of interludes inspired by sources such as Paolo Virno (Grammar of the Many), the aerobics exercises of the American model and its imitators have been transformed into a "short meditation on work, play, and exercise" (Baker). In detail, Virn’s theses on the growing blurring of the boundaries between work and non-work today are graphically illustrated in a variety of ways that clearly reveal the ways of behaving and working required of a workforce, insecure in the post industry.