Ferhat Özgür, "Lockdown Diary", 2020
“Artists Respond” Project
Participating Artists so far:
Autopsia, Eric Andersen, Francisco Infante-Arana, Babi Badalov, Artur Barrio, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Philip Corner, Srečo Dragan, Jan Fabre, Bartolomé Ferrando, Eulàlia Grau, Michail Grobman, Tehching Hsieh, Kirsten Justesen, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Milan Knížák, Sérgio Leitão, Igor Makarevich, Hanaa Malallah, Ludo Mich, Damir Muratov, Deimantas Narkevičius, David Nez, Hermann Nitsch, Ferhat Özgür, Dan Perjovschi, Sándor Pinczehelyi, Margot Pilz, Józef Robakowski, Miloš Šejn, Andres Serrano, Santiago Sierra, Vasily Slonov, Ilija Šoškić, Stelarc, Bálint Szombathy, Roi Vaara.
Artists Respond project was started by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection. Addressing the current global pandemic, the project aims to virtually present the thoughts and attitudes of neo-avant-garde artists, their energy and the message they have for the present moment.
This is the moment in which the world as we know it is on hold and the moment in which we need optimism and solidarity more than ever. We wish for the public to welcome the creative energy of these artists - artists who are ready to point out the state of things, to respond with art and creativity, as they have done in all difficult times in the past.