International multidisciplinary symposium on ecological urban pastoralism co-organized by Kunsthalle Bratislava and tranzit.sk.
Curated by: Edith Jeřábková and Denisa Langrová
Date: 12.5. – 14. 5. 2022
Venues: Geological Museum, Pink Whale, tranzit.sk, Bratislava
Can we be inspired by something from the philosophy of pastoralism in our lives? When pastoralism is mentioned, nature, poetry, but also Christianity come to mind. Pastoralism is traditionally based on the polarity of culture and nature, and its basic motive is a hostility toward city life. What is our view of the city from the perspective of the pasture and vice versa? What happens if we blur the boundaries between them? Where can we find shepherds today? Do they have answers to our climate problems? Where are their herds and what are they like? What would a pastoral society look like? During this event we will use our imagination and consider these issues and the future of animals and people in the pastures around our cities.
The project is presented with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Czech Center, BROZ and BKIS.
A View from the Edge of a Pasture is part of the year-round program entitled A Plant by Kunsthalle Bratislava curated by Lýdia Pribišová.
The symposium includes a workshop held in tranzit.sk on 12 May featuring the participation of teachers and students from Die Angewandte (Site-Specific Art Department), Vienna; UMPRUM Prague (sculpture department); the Academy of Fine Arts (Department of Intermedia), Bratislava; and the Faculty of Arts (Body Design Studio), Brno.
As part of the public program, Fernando García Dory will hold an online lecture entitled Razing Arcadia and grazing amongst the ruins on May 12th 2022 at 7.pm. The lecture will be streamed through tranzit.sk’s facebook page.
The workshop and the lecture are part of the Art Connected 2022 – 2023 series initiated by tranzit.sk.
ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit. Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.
Photo: Fernando García Dory