Exhibition guide Between Ideology and Identity. Budapest Version

Concept and editor: Rael Artel
Graphic Design: Jaan Evart
Published by Hungarian University of Fine Arts

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www.publicpreparation.org

20 pages, in Hungarian and English
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This publication accompanies the exhibition Between Ideology and Identity. Budapest Version at the Labor, Budapest in 20.03.–05.04.2011. Containing essays, artists' statements, interviews, and short biographies of all the participants, the bilingual catalogue guides the visitor through the exhibition and related topics.

The realization of the exhibition and the publication was kindly supported by Budapest Spring Festival; Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia; Hungarian University of Fine Arts; National Cultural Fund of Hungary.
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Public Preparation. Contemporary Nationalism and Critical Art Practices

Public Preparation. Contemporary Nationalism and Critical Art Practices is a selective documentation of the Public Preparation project that consisted of seminars, talks, screenings, and workshops and took place in collaboration with different art institutions and cultural producers during a two-year period from 2008–2010. Besides transcripts of chosen presentations, a selection of commissioned essays based on given speeches, and several talks, it is also to a large extent a rather unconventional art book. One of the main aims of the publication is to pay extra attention to discussing recent artistic production, as often in discursive discussions, the particular artworks tend to be forgotten. The circle of contributors comes mainly from former Eastern Europe and mostly consists of art professionals. The book produces the contextual framework for the international exhibition Let's Talk About Nationalism! Between Ideology and Identity, which took place in spring 2010 at Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn.

Contributions from Rael Artel, Charles Esche, Eva Fotiadi, Marina Gržinic, Flo Kasearu & Tanel Rannala, Karolis Klimka, Vida Kneževic & Ivana Marjanovic, Martin Krenn, Tanya Muravskaya, Alexei Penzin, Joanna Rajkowska, Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans, Marko Stamenkovic & Tomas Tomilinas, Mihaela Varzari, and Tamara Zlobina.

Concept and realization by Rael Artel
Editing by Rael Artel, Kendra Ballingall
Graphic design by Jaan Evart
Published by Public Preparation
www.publicpreparation.org

ISBN: 978-9949-21-293-4
120 pages, in English
Price: 10 eur + mailing cost (5 eur)
Contact: rael(at)publicpreparation.org

The golden sponsor of Public Preparation. Contemporary Nationalism and Critical Art Practices is Open Estonia Foundation. Graphic design is supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment.
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Exhibition guide Let's Talk About Nationalism!

Concept and editor: Rael Artel
Graphic Design: Jaan Evart
Published by Kumu Art Museum
www.ekm.ee/kumu
www.publicpreparation.org

ISBN: 978-9985-9999-3-6
80 pages, in Estonian, Russian, and English
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This publication accompanies the exhibition Let’s Talk About Nationalism! Between Ideology and Identity at the Kumu Art Museum in 05.02.–25.04.2010. Containing essays, artists' statements, interviews, a dictionary of terms, and short biographies of all the participants, the trilingual catalogue guides the visitor through the exhibition and related topics.

With texts by Rael Artel, Anu Liivak, Anu Lüsi, Jelena Tšekulajeva, Tanja Muravskaja, Eva Piirimäe, Danilo Prnjat, Johannes Paul Raether, Maria-Kristiina Soomre, Sári Stenczer, and visual contributions by a participating artists.

The publication was kindly supported by Open Estonia Foundation.
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Public Preparation – Biennale of Young Artists

Editors: Rael Artel & Airi Triisberg
Graphic Design: Jaan Evart
Published by Public Preparation
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ISBN: 978-9949-15-615-3
96 pages, in English
Price: 10 eur + mailing cost (5 eur)
Contact: rael(at)publicpreparation.org

Public Preparation – Biennale of Young Artists is a project book that is documenting, commenting and contextualising a series of lectures, presentations and discussions which constituted the publicly visible preparation process for the Biennale of Young Artists, Tallinn, 2007. The publication is largely based on the recordings of the presentations, workshops and seminars held in the course of Public Preparation project, but also features a number of articles written by the participants of Public Preparation events. The contributors range over different generations and locations in Europe, with an important focus on the contemporary art in the region of former Eastern Europe.
The publication focuses on a set of questions related to the possibilities of critical art production in late capitalist society, mapping ideas that have been opened up for discussion over the Public Preparation process. Our focus has been on possible ideas of changing the dominant social reality through our activities as art professionals while situating ourselves between local and international contexts. What is the role of the international art community in negotiating the current state of the world we live in? How can we contribute to the making of a different future?

With essays by Rael Artel & Airi Triisberg, Annie Fletcher, Anders Härm, Virginija Januskeviciuté & Dovilé Tumpyté, Anna Lazar & Karol Sienkiewicz, Kamil Malinowski, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Marita Muukkonen, Simon Sheikh, Mara Traumane, and contributions by a number of project participants.

The publication Public Preparation – Biennale of Young Artists was generously supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.