Eva Koch, artist who works with the gallery, is participating in the OCTOBER SALON, which opened its doors last October 8 and will run until November 21.
First version of the conceptual synopsis for the 51st October Salon, Belgrade 2010
Curators: Johan Pousette & Celia Prado
The night pleases us…
The planning process is in an early stage, but as it looks now the curatorial concept will deal with philosophical issues regarding inter human relations, perception, memory and how we choose to represent reality. And, which seems particularly interesting in the Balkan region, the reconstruction of history and the individual memory.
The working title The night pleases us is part of a quote by the Argentinean writer, Jorge Luis Borges, relating to issues such solitude, perception, memory, reconstruction and versus interpretation - communication. Borges, with a poet’s accurate eye for the superfluous, distillates the essence of this universal state of mind in two lines, using the night as a metaphor or a corridor, a chamber in between realities.
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.