participants: Zbyněk Baladrán, Willi Najvar, Fritz Quasthoff, Vangelis Vlahos
Kungsbro strand 19, Stockholm, Sweden, www.indexfoundation.se
6.3. – 3.6.2007
Vangelis Vlahos is an artist with a long-standing interest in comparing and confronting the language of architecture with that of politics and economic power in his exhibitions. This installation by Vangelis Vlahos, conceived for Monument to Transformation, is based on the funding of the renovation of the former Bosnian parliament building in Sarajevo by the Greek State and deals in general with Greece’s role in the Balkans over the last 15 years.
The author exhibited a selection from the archive of Willi Najvar, an amateur photographer from Brno. Zbyněk Baldrán’s exploration of family and private photographic and film archives was one of Monument to Transformation’s first investigations. In an advert he had published in the daily press, he called on anyone who might be interested to send him photographs from their family archives connected thematically with an unspecified ‘transformation’. Two key questions for Zbyněk Baladrán are why and, even more importantly, how such an archive should be exhibited. He created a system of diagrams and textual constructions to justify a classification system comprising photo series, selected themes and individual photographs.