CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Third World Congress of the Missing Things: NORMAL
_a project by transparadiso for the Culture Year GRAZ 2020
The Third World Congress of the Missing Things will be held in Waltendorf/ Graz at the Parish St.Paul on July 3-4, 2021.
More information here.
Exhibitions and Events
Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin (D)
Opening: March 10, 2016, 7 pm
Exhibition: March 11–May 13, 2016
Markgrafenstraße 67, 10969 Berlin
curated by Christine Paetsch
Opening: 16 December, 2014, 19:00
Exhibition: 17 December, 2014 - 14 February, 2015
Galerie Freihausgasse/ Galerie der Stadt Villach, Freihausgasse, A-9500 Villach
curated by Barbara Putz-Plecko (University of Applied Arts Vienna)
A Revolution Without Movement
HIT Gallery, Bratislava (SK)
18 November – 28 November 2014
curated by: Berit Fischer and Galeria HIT -Jaro Varga & Dorota Kenderová in collaboration with tranzit.sk
Talk by Barbara Holub // 27.11.2014 // 7pm // transit.sk
Studená 12, Bratislava, SK-81100
65th Annual DPI NGO Conference
United Nations, Conference Room B, New York (USA)
28 August, 2014
curated by Shamina de Gonzaga (World Council of Peoples for the United Nations)
urban walk/ workshop of the Missing Things/ Ekaterinburg (RU)
in the frame of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial
Sennaya Square, Ekaterinburg
Oct.22, 2017, 1-4 pm
For the workshop that took place as part of the International Forum "Culture as an Enterprise" (curated by Dmitrii Bezouglov) in the frame of the 4th Industrial Biennial in Ekaterinburg Barbara Holub conceived a walk (in collaboration with Dmitri Moskvin) around Sennaya Square to investigate current missing things as well as things that will be missing in 2030. This area (which is known for the history of Pavlik Morozov) consists of a multitude of housing schemes from the Soviet period, buildings of the University, as well as a large central park. It was chosen as area of intervention since it is threatened to be demolished due to investor's interests.
After the "First World Congress of the Missing Things" and the "Second World Non-Congress of the Missing Things" Barbara Holub has been exploring the "Missing Things" as method for the "production of desires", i.e. collecting desires by the inhabitants to develop innovative and unexpected visions for employing unconventional urbanistic programs promoting communal and poetic values beyond neo-liberal interests and purely economically driven functions in urban development. The method of "Missing Things" enhances a process orientated urban planning, involving artistic strategies for direct urbanism.
This urban walk/ workshop contributes to the future engagement in that area - acknowledging the desires of the people of Ekaterinburg by using this artistic method for transgressing conventional urban planning methods which usually aim at producing concrete functions. The walk/ workshop was a first step to explore unconventional desires. Depending on the interests and engagement of the people in Ekaterinburg the further process could result in the "Third World Congress of the Missing Things".
For english translations of the Missing Things please see: