After the summer break, Kula returns to its regular exhibition schedule with the exhibition of the Creative Commons “How to put out a fire with a spoonful of water?” which opens on Thursday, August 18th at 19h and runs through September 4th.
Creative Commons is a long-term project, started in 2020, from the very beginning doomed to failure. Their work consists of documenting invisible contents, processes, and ephemeral site-specific actions carried out in various cities throughout Serbia, during which they collaborated with local communities and dealt with burning socio-political questions.
What does commons mean in the context of art and vice versa? Why think about the institution of the future? Is it possible to imagine the institution of the future without attempting to repair what has been damaged, but rather accepting the trauma and moving on? How can institutions be made a common good, and how can they be transformed into sustainable systems for knowledge production and exchange, through which we understand ourselves and our reality instead of adaptation and mere reproduction of knowledge?
With the exhibition “How to put out a fire with a spoonful of water?” at Kula, the working group of the Joint Liability Association wishes to share its experiences derived from previous practices, activities, and processes on the topic of the institution of the future, (art) community, and self-organization, as well as to be exposed to changes that may affect the further development of the group and its processes through exchange and interaction with visitors.
The members of the Creative Commons are: Pavle Banović, Bogdan Čontoš, Bogdan Đukanović, Aleksandra Saša Jeremić, Katarina Jovanović – Alfa, Katarina Kostandinović, Luka Ličina, Zorica Milisavljević, Nemanja Milenković (2020-2021), Jelena Nikolić, Slavica Obradović, Selman Trtovac i Vanja Žunić. The project is supported by the Goethe Institute in Belgrade. The exhibition’s program and activities will include performative guided tours, a movie night at the Zvezda cinema, conversations with guests from other self-organized groups, a collective poetry workshop, and more.