Perhaps no other city has managed to give voice to so many ideas which are present in contemporary art as has Gorizia. This city was rent by a wall, but precisely thanks to this duplicity has it been able to open out and develop its fascination, thus it exhibits its true nature as a link between two realities which must converse one with the other and produce a new language born from this encounter.
In the case of Editing the driving force was the desire to find a place in which to publish, to edit, emerging realities for contemporary art from the East. The outcome has been the foundation of a aggregative moment involving organisations coming from: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia. The panorama was inevitably variegated and the material presented have offered an alternative version of the customary dialogues.
Editing is born from the desire to include, the desire to weaken the foundations of those forms which demand difference and achieve it through exclusion. To obtain this Editing places itself at the heart of the disjunction, of the hybrid which is the very message of art. It is thus necessary to strive to become visible, to publish, that is to become plural and general, torn from the self-loving seclusion. Never again exclusions. In this workable interweaving a language is created which is infectious, a passage across frontiers, in opposition to any kind of censorship.
– 6 – 9 October 2005: Reinhard Bernsteiner, Heiri Häfliger, Anton Herzl – Atelier Franz West (Vienna, A) Margarethe Markovec, Angelika Maierhofer- Rotor (Graz, A) Iara Boubnova – ICA (Sofia, BG) Nicole Hewitt, Davorka Peric – Visura Aperta (Istria, HR) Jiří Ptáček – Umělec Magazine (Prague, CZ) Annja Theobald – Revolver (Frankfurt, G) Franka Kassner, Markus Merkle – MPPZ (Munich, G) Emilio Fantin (Bologna, I) Ljupcho Isijanin, Biljana Petrovska – Elementi (Bitola, MK) Cosmin Costinas, Ciprian Muresan – Version Magazine (Cluj-Napoca, RO) Saša Janjić, Aleksandar Vasiljević – Remont (Beograd, SCG) Mira Keratová, R. Fajnor- Billboart (Bratislava, SK) Alenka Gregorič, A. Ravnikar – Škuc (Ljubljana, SLO) Hajnalka Somogy – Trafo (Budapest, H) Nikolett Erõss – Cab (Budapest, H)
– #1 – February 2006: Vladimir Peric, Petar Mirkovic (with the support of CEI Artists in Residence Programme) – selected by Remont (Beograd, SCG) Miriam Mone e Markus Gansberger (UNZ) – selected by Rotor (Graz, A)
– #2 – April 2006 PH.ON -Dario D’Aronco + Roberto Gammone- (Italy) Vesna Bukovec, Metka Zupanic, Lada Cerar (Slovenia)
– #3 – July 2006 Dorota kenderova, Martin Piacek (Slovacchia) Hainalka Bessenyei (Romania)
– #4 – September – October 2006: Vlad Nanca, (Romania) Tanja Dabo, Antun Bozicevic (Croatia) Kosta Tonev (Bulgaria)