Archive for May, 2014


Anti-ad: ANTI-DOG a project by Kipras Dubauskas / documentation

May 23, 2014 posted in collaboration, documentation, events, exhibitions



Kipras Dubauskas, Anti-ad: ANTI-DOG, commissioned by Upominki for Kunstvlaai Festival 2014

Photography credit: courtesy of the artist



Anti-ad: ANTI-DOG a project by Kipras Dubauskas

May 13, 2014 posted in events, exhibitions, projects, subsidy

Upominki presents:

Anti-ad: ANTI-DOG
A project by Kipras Dubauskas

Amstelpark, Amsterdam
21-25 May, 2014

OPENING: Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 18.00-22.00h

Upominki’s contribution for Kunstvlaai festival is made in a close collaboration with Lithuanian artist Kipras Dubauskas who’s practice is driven by the interest in the language of the street and public domain.

Taking given format – billboard – as the starting point, Dubauskas imitated ordinary advertisement that promotes pepper spray and exposed it on the partly broken stand. Within act of fracture – both physically and phonetically, he wishes to bring the attention on the current state of independent artists, and most art initiatives, where public visibility becomes the main issue that guarantees steady financial support.

Together with Dubauskas we wonder, could we comment on this problematical situation by using its very own means? Thus by using mesmerizing media strategies and radically turning them upside down – creating a chaotic situation that becomes a self-reflexive act, as well as a prominent method for criticizing particular public realm?

Anti-ad: ANTI-DOG project is a result of an on-ongoing discussion between Kipras Dubauskas and Weronika Zielinska. As one of the two case studies, in 2012 Zielinska wrote extensively about another project of Dubauskas in her MA thesis on hospitality.

Kipras Dubauskas graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania (2010) with a BA degree in sculpture department, and earned his MA from KASK in Gent, Belgium (2013). He is one of the founders and collaborators of artist-run initiative “Artkor Project Space” based in Vilnius (2006-2010).


During the festival Upominki will be taking part in one of the discusssions within the SPACES IN DIALOGUE, a themed programme of round-table discussions.

See SPACES IN DIALOGUE for more information about the programme.

24 May 2014 at 15.00 Het Glazen Huis in the Amstelpark

POSITIONING THE INITIATIVE: FINANCIAL SURVIVAL STRATEGIES: How to deal with structural and occasional financial support, membership, other ways of generating income and being (in)dependent.

With Upominki, Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V and Apice for Artists

To find out more about the festival’s history and its context see the link.
Planning to visit the festival?!
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If I had it, I would give it to you / documentation

May 10, 2014 posted in documentation, exhibitions

Exhibition view
From up to down: Alice Mendelowitz, Hunter Longe

Exhibition view
From left to right: Sol Archer, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki

Exhibition view / Detail
Sol Archer

Exhibition view / Detail
Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki

Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki

Exhibition view
From left to right: Sriwhana Spong, Susanna Browne

Exhibition view / Detail
Susanna Browne




If I had it, I would give it to you

May 6, 2014 posted in collaboration, events, exhibitions
Composite image by Susanna Browne and Alice Mendelowitz, 2014

11 – 24 May 2014
OPENING: Saturday 10 May at 18.00h

An interim exhibition featuring artists enrolled in the Master of Fine Art program at the Piet Zwart Institute:

Sol Archer
Sighle Bhreathnack-Cashell
Tiffin Breen
Susanna Browne
Hunter Longe
Alice Mendelowitz
Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki
Sriwhana Spong (feat. Anna John)

Special thanks to Katarina Zdjelar and Weronika Zielinska

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Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk / documentation

May 4, 2014 posted in documentation, exhibitions, subsidy

Exhibition overview
From left to right: David Horvitz, Sally O’Reilly and Colin Perry

Exhibition overview
From left to right: Dina Danish, Jakup Ferri

Exhibition overview
From left to right: Sally O’Reilly and Colin Perry, Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan

David Horvitz, Deprofessionalize, 2014, poster stack, A2 posters, design by MyLinh Nguyen
Courtesy of the artist and Chert, Berlin

Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, I work, therefore I’m Not, 2012-ongoing, mixed media installation
Courtesy of the artists

Exhibition overview / Detail
Céline Berger, Rare birds in these lands, 2013, video, HD, 16:9, black & white, stereo, 10’51’’
Courtesy of the artist

All images copyrighted by The Office for Curating, Rotterdam, Oblique International and Upominki,  Rotterdam.

Photography credit: Ghislain Amar / White Project

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