What, How and for Whom/WHW, Zagreb: To be put up for a public debate

lecture & discussion

6 p.m.
Eötvös Lóránd Tudományegyetem / Eötvös Lóránd University Művészettörténeti Intézet / Art History Institute 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 6-8. I em. 112 /I. floor, room 112.

What, How and for Whom/WHW is an independent team (its members are curatorial collective Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Natasa Ilić, Sabina Sabolović and designer and publicist Dejan Kršić) formed in 1999, that organizes different production, exhibition and publishing projects. Since 2003 WHW has been directing the non-profit gallery called Galerija Nova in Zagreb, Croatia.
WHW will give an overview of curatorial approaches and strategies in Zagreb, starting with the "What, How and for Whom, on the ocasion of 152nd anniversary of Communist manifesto" which was the project from which the group later took its name.

In the frame of the Free School for Art Theory and Practice

International WHW exhibitions include “What, How & for Whom, on the occasion of the 152nd anniversary of the Communist Manifesto” (Home of Croatian Artists, Zagreb, 2000 and Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2001), “Broadcasting Project, dedicated to Nikola Tesla” (Technical Museum, Zagreb, 2002), “Looking Awry” (Apex art, New York, 2003), “Repetition – Pride and Prejudice” (Gallery Nova, Zagreb, 2003), “Side-effects” (Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, and Gallery Nova, Zagreb, 2004), “Normalization” (Gallery Nova, Zagreb, 2004), “Collective Creativity” (Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 2005), “To Be Put up for a Public Debate” (Operation City, Badel Factory, Zagreb, 2005), “Final Exhibition”, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, 2006, and “Normalization, dedicated to Nikola Tesla”, Gallery Nova, 2006 WHW published several books (“Against Indifference” selected essays by Renata Salecl, “Hieroglyphs of the Future” selected essays by Brian Holmes, “Zagreb, 16/6/01” book of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Croatian artists, reader for the “What, How and for Whom” exhibition with essays by Slavoj Žižek, Richard Barbrook, Boris Buden, Fredric Jameson, Charles Esche...) and regularly publishes Gallery Nova newspapers.