A seminar with Sanja Horvatinčić, Behzad Khosravi Noori and Jovana Nedeljković
Wednesday 17 October, 6–8pm
This seminar on the un/known and in/visibility is an inquiry into the history of the Non-Aligned movement and the role of Yugoslavia in the establishment of the movement in 60s, within the framework of the cold war. The seminar looks at the “big history” from the perspective of micro-historical narratives in order to explore the intersection between micro and macro through what Edoardo Grendi termed the “exceptional normal.”
What are the imaginable alternative futures for the past? What is the method of investigation or even interrogation could be used to destabilize the given narrative of the past? The image of the past perhaps demands reinvention to confirm the possibility to think about social transformation, emancipation and solidarity.
By looking at the archive of the Museum of Yugoslavia and at post WWII monuments in Yugoslavia, the seminar emphasises the correlation between the local and the global in art production, as well as in the notion of nation state.
The seminar and the exhibition Professor Balthazar and a monument to the unknown citizen is part of Behzad Khosravi Noori’s PhD with the working title Four or five Ir/relevant stories, art in hyperpolitics at Konstfack/KTH.