WRITINGS - Lana Čmajčanin - visual artist

Prōtocollum 2016/17 - Global Perspectives On Visual Vocabulary, 2016

The annual anthology dedicated to non-Western contemporary visual artists, art narratives and art history
October, 2016
English (Portions in French, Spanish, Turkish and Russian) languages
ISBN: 978-3-9816206-4-1

The third issue of the journal is introduced with Vesna Bukovec’s ironic comment ‘Continue as if everything is right’, alluding to the cognitive dissonance that allows us to continue our life as usual in a world that is not only full of social and political injustice, war, terror, mass flight and migration, but also experiencing political reactions to these developments in the form of populism and neo-nationalistic tendencies, which are at least as disturbing as the events that caused them. This introduction sets the tone for PRŌTOCOLLUM 2016/17, which is somewhat more sombre and sadder than the previous editions.

To further strengthen regional views and perspectives, PRŌTOCOLLUM 2016/17 continues to develop the journal’s concept of peer review, by inviting contributors of previous issues to recommend interesting artists from their regions. So far, more than 160 artists and artist collectives from 77 countries have participated in PRŌTOCOLLUM. Being able to tap into the knowledge and expertise of this diverse community puts PRŌTOCOLLUM in a unique position as a platform for non-Western contemporary visual art.

PRŌTOCOLLUM’s motto ‘Global Perspectives on Visual Vocabulary’ epitomizes its intention to present a visual arts exhibition in the framework of an art journal, letting the visual flow determine the sequence of the artists’ contributions.

Contributing artists of PRŌTOCOLLUM 2016/17 are:

Pio Abad & Maria Taniguchi (Philippines), AES+F (Russia), African Art Book Fair, Song-Ming Ang (Singapore), Orawan Arunrak (Thailand), Blažej Baláž (Slovakia), Bianca Baldi (South Africa), Moridja Kitenge Banza (Congo), José Bedia (Cuba), Bili Bidjocka (Cameroon), David Böhm & Jiří Franta (Czech Republic), Vesna Bukovec (Slovenia), Ergin Çavuşoğlu (Bulgaria/Turkey), Alejandro Cesarco (Uruguay), Leung Chi Wo (Hong Kong), Lana Čmajčanin (Bosnia and Herzegowina), István Csákány (Romania/Hungary), Tatiana Danilevskaya (Russia), Diana de Solares (Guatemala), Desire Machine Collective (India), Ernest Dükü (Ivory Coast), Fakhri El Ghezal (Tunisia), Andreas Fogarasi (Austria), Foundland (South Africa/Syria), Mekhitar Garabedian (Syria), Euridice Getulio Kala (Mozambique), Alimjan Jorobaev (Kyrgyzstan), Adela Jušić (Bosnia and Herzegowina), Zhanna Kadyrova (Ukraine), Raja'a Khalid (Saudi-Arabia), Tsang Kin-Wah (Hong Kong), Kapwani Kiwanga (Canada), Leon Krige (South Africa), Michael Lee (Singapore), Youssef Limoud (Egypt), Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Olivia McGilchrist (Jamaica), Aurelia Mihai (Romania), Trinh T. Minh-ha (Vietnam), MMMoCa (Nigeria), Naeem Mohaiemen (Bangladesh), Joel Mpah Dooh (Cameroon), Cheikh Ndiaye (Senegal), Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria), Okin Collective (South Korea), Füsun Onur (Turkey), Raquel Paiewonsky (Dominican Republic), Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (Botswana), Alexander Povzner (Russia), Jhafis Quintero González (Panama), José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), Roee Rosen (Israel), Miti Ruangkritya (Thailand), Graciela Sacco (Argentina), Nomwindé Vivien Sawadogo (Burkina Faso), Massinissa Selmani (Algeria), Sandra Sterle (Croatia), Mariam Suhail (Pakistan), Sutthirat Supaparinya (Thailand), Ana Maria Tavares (Brazil), Tercerunquinto (Mexico), Güneş Terkol (Turkey), The Bureau of Melodramatic Research (Romania), Charwei Tsai (Taiwan), Francisco Ugarte (Mexico), Where Dogs Run (Russia), Miao Xiaochun (China), Lantian Xie (Bahrain), Sun Xun (China), Sharon Ya’ari (Israel), Yang Yongliang (China), Ala Younis (Kuwait), Jakub Julian Ziółkowski (Poland).

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