GDR GOES ON - Ljubljana
Opening: Friday 4 October, 19.00hrs
Locations: Storefront, Breg 22 and Azil Bookshop, Novi Trg 2, Ljubljana
"Ce me ne vidiš, še ne pomeni da ne delam" (Although you don’t see me, it doesn’t mean I don’t work)
- Ask! action slogan by Revolt Social Workers, Ljubljana
The third edition of Casco's traveling exhibition project The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON takes place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in the context of the City of Women Festival 2013. Since 1995, the festival has been presenting the artistic and cultural production of women in the performing arts, music, visual arts, film and video, literature and theory, thereby aiming to provoke a debate and raise awareness about the participation and representation of women in arts and culture, as well as in society as a whole.
For its third iteration, GDR GOES ON explores questions around domestic labour, organisation, solidarity and composition with a particular focus on the body. A two-fold exhibition, taking place at a local bookshop and in a temporarily vacant storefront in the city centre, presents projects that were generated through GDR as well as key feminist works such as Mierle Laderman Ukeles Manifesto for Maintenance Art, 1969! and Euro Portrait (series, 1977-2006) by Esther Ferrer.
Forging and fostering local alliances as it "goes on", GDR works with local communities and groups in Ljubljana such as Revolt Social Workers, Social Centre ROG and Squat Exercise Collective.
Contributing artists, practitioners and other practicing bodies: ASK! (Actie Schone Kunsten) with Andrea Siekmann and Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW), Ruth Buchanan, Silvia Federici, Jinsuk Kim, kleines postfordisches Drama, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, Our Autonomous Life?, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Haegue Yang, Werker Magazine, Christian Nyampeta.
Friday 4 October, Storefront, Breg 22
14:00–18:00 hrs: Ask! Actie Schone Kunsten: reverse graffiti action with Revolt Social Workers
19:00 hrs: Opening GDR GOES ON – Ljubljana, with introduction by Maiko Tanaka and Sanne Oorthuizen
Saturday 5 October, Azil Bookstore, Novi Trg 2
12:00–14:00hrs: Bilderkritik workshop by Werker Magazine
Saturday 5 October, Social Centre ROG
14:00-16:00 hrs: Workshop with Our Autonomous Life? and Squat Exercise Collective
16:30-18:00 hrs: Our Autonomous Life? public screening and A&Q
Casco's activities are financially supported by City Council of Utrecht, Mondriaan Fund, DOEN foundation, EU Culture Programme 2007–2013, and K.F. Hein fonds.