In this lecture, Peter Sit (Apart Collective) will describe the hybrid practice of recent years of the APART team, presenting the themes and background of their projects, as why is has been important for their artistic practice to curate exhibitions as well as organize event, publish publications or initiate projects. Also, how they moved from production to slowdown. Aout mental health problems. About friendship. About our artistic production in the economic and political context.
Peter Sit is an artist, curator and organizer. In 2012 he co-founded art collective and platform APART. Since 2017, he has been a member of the research team of the Czechoslovak psychotronics’, which is researching its institutional and ideological connections as well as its potential overlaps with contemporary art. In his work, Peter Sit is interested in collectivity and its potential in today’s world order, work issues and an imagination of a better future. As an artist, he is examining an extended field of artist’s activity across an entire range of artistic production. Moving across and combining the positions of artist, organizer, publisher, curator, editor is a crucial part of the artist’s practice. In 2018, he co-curated with Julieta Aranda (e-flux journal) 9th Futurological Congress, Bratislava Chapter: TALK TO ME! (The Future of Language) in Slovak Radio Building. He curated the group exhibition Art is Work in Krokus Gallery, Bratislava; exhibited on the exhibition The Most Beautiful Catastrophe in CCA Kronika, Bytom, Poland; participated in one-week series of lectures and performances Work Hard! Play Hard! In Minsk; published collection of essays Iné Telá in cooperation with the monthly magazine Kapital and Association for Research and Collective Practice – Display; he co-founded the Bratislava BAK Summer School together with BAK (basis voor actuele kunst), Utrecht, Open Studio/Studio IN – Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and Kristína Országhová; worked on other projects with Mehraneh Atashi, Babi Badalov, Anton Vidokle, Arseny Zhilyaev, tranzit.sk, e-flux and more; since 2012 under APART LABEL published 20 publications.