Tuesday 3 April 2012

Ana Dević and Sabina Sabolović from the curatorial collective What, How & for Whom/WHW in conversation with Signal about WHW’s work and method.

WHW is a curatorial collective formed in 1999 and based in Zagreb and Berlin. Its members are Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović, and designer and publicist Dejan Kršić. WHW organizes a range of production, exhibition and publishing projects and directs Gallery Nova in Zagreb. What, how and for whom, the three basic questions of every economic organization, concern the planning, concept and realization of exhibitions as well as the production and distribution of artworks and the artist’s position in the labor market. These questions formed the title of WHW’s first project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto, in 2000 in Zagreb, and became the motto of WHW’s work and the title of the collective.

Recent exhibitions include: 11th Istanbul Biennial What keeps Mankind Alive?, Istanbul, 2009, Hungry Man, Reach for the Book. It Is a Weapon, Printed Matter, New York, 2010; Ground Floor America, Lakeside – Klagenfurt and Den Frie – Copenhagen, 2010; Art Always Has Its Consequences, former building of MOCA Zagreb, 2010, One Needs to Live Self-Confidently…Watching, Croatian pavilion at 54th Venice Biennial, 2011, Details, Bergen Kunsthall, 2011, Second World, steirischer herbst, Graz, 2011.