Living Archive


Who, how, where, when, why and for whom is feminism(s) to transform, break the current biopolitical logic of late capitalism and work towards emancipation? This questions – reaching from methods, space and time to agency, subjects and last but not least to representation – has been the core generating moment of the Red Mined’s Living Archive since its first editions in 2011.

It is not about access and inclusion, it is about transformation of the space, where one is entering and acting, about structure of this space and the production process. Within the LA the Red Mined has developed different tools, with which we try to intervene into the materiality, a set of so called (non)working stations. The impetus of the ‘non-working‘ stations is to bring artists, collectives and the public together, from and within the cities where LA takes place – to take part of, co-create and co-develop its content. This method allows an archive to actually ‘live‘ and to generate as an interactive space.

The Exhibition – as the core space of the LA, is always evolving (around) new concepts and in which life inscribes itself in by:
The Forum –social gathering for voicing out emerging subjects referring to the main referential backgrounds of the exhibitions;
The Perpetuum Mobile – growing compilation of video works on display at the LA exhibitions,
The Reading Room with publications and
The Questionnaire, asking about feminism and art, all continuously growing on the basis of an open call and thus open interfaces for getting to know artists and practices;
The Audio/Video Booth for documentation, editing, on-line publishing and enquires of archive;
The Music Spot – for live sound events and
The Curatorial School for feminist reading and inscribing the contemporary art exhibition practices through common notes, running comments, curatorial texts.

Living Archive time-line

Living Archive as the Feminist Academic Course
@ MOTA Point, Ljubljana
5 – 8 May 2015
Red Min(e)d together with Deuje Babe, Svetlana Maraš and students of the Academy of Fine Art and Design Ljubljana

Red Mined @ Suzanne Lacy’s International Dinner Party in feminist curatorial thought, curated by Elke Krasny
21 March – April 13, 2015
Toni-Areal, ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts

Dada Polis
@, Stockholm
30 October – November 2 2014
The 6th LA StockHolm edition entitled Dada Polis, entered into an affective space of apocalyptic distortions of today’s world existence. With with Louise Blad, Cristina Caprioli / ccap, Andreja Dugandžić, Emma-Lina Ericson, Jusuf Hadžifejzović, Nela Hasanbegović, Elin Magnusson, Svetlana Maraš, MYCKET, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Marija Ratković, Hanna Willdow

No One Belongs Here More Than You
@ 54. October Salon
KLUZ, Zepter Expo, Belgrade
11 October 2013 – 17 November 2013

The 5th LA edition took place as the 54. October Salon under the title No One Belongs Here More Than You was dedicated to visual and discursive methodologies of researching, re-thinking and presenting the subject of (non)human nature. With: Milijana Babić, Jože Barši, Nina Bunjevac, Jasmina Cibic, Lana Čmajčanin, Ines Doujak, Efemerki, Adrijana Gvozdenović, Flaka Haliti, Róza El-Hassan, Endy Hupperich, Gӧzde Ilkin, Adela Jušić, Margareta Kern, Angela Melitopoulos & Maurizio Lazzarato, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler with China Miéville, Living Death Camp, Museum of Non-Participation, Nandipha Mntambo, Alexis O’Hara, Andrea Palašti, Marko Peljhan & Mettew Biederman, Lorena Herrera Rashid, Lala Raščić, Dina Rončević, Ivana Smiljanić, Jelena Sokić, Alma Suljević, Tejal Shah, Boris Šribar, Hito Steyerl, Nataša Teofilović, Slaven Tolj, Milica Tomić and many others.

The Bring In Take Out Living Archive Vienna
21. October 2012 @ The Austrian Association of Women Artists VBKÖ
11.– 10 November 2012 @ Open Systems – Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna

The 4th LA edition in Vienna faced the representational and actual “cultural difference(s)” politics imposed by binary opposition: center-periphery,
In collaboration with/featuring Andreja Kulunčić (Zagreb), Meta Grgurevič (Ljubljana), Urša Vidic (Ljubljana), Borjana Mrdja (Banja Luka), Bettina Knaup (Berlin), Susanne Lummerding (Berlin/Vienna)

The Bring In Take Out Living Archive Sarajevo
@Human Rights Centre, Sarajevo University Campus, 27. – 30. September 2012, Sarajevo

The 3rd LA edition in Sarajevo moved towards the politics of common as the foundation of new forms of social reproduction
In collaboration with/featuring Vesna Hercegovac-Pašić (Sarajevo), Armina Pilav (Venice, Sarajevo), Irena Tomažin (Ljubljana), Jelena Vesić (Belgrade), Antonia Majača (London, Zagreb), Black Water and Her Daughter (Sarajevo), Belma Bećirbašić (Sarajevo), Anja Bogojević (Mostar, Sarajevo), Amila Puzić (Mostar, Sarajevo), Valentina Hvale Pellizzer (Vibo Valentia, Sarajevo), Maja Bajević (Sarajevo), Ana Baraga (Ljubljana), Adela Jušić (Sarajevo), Nela Hasanbegović (Sarajevo), Margareta Kern (London), DJ Dick Galore, Lala Raščić (New Orleans, Zagreb, Sarajevo), Darja Mimić (Sarajevo)

Bring In Take Out Living Archive Ljubljana
@ Red Dawns International Feminist and Queer Festival, Kapelica and Alkatraz gallery, March 7 − 10, 2012, Ljubljana
The 2nd LA edition in Ljubljana was motivated by the feminist strategies of creating new educational models and processing an archive as the paradigm of the living knowledge.
In collaboration with/featuring Vahida Ramujkić (Belgrade), Aviv Kruglansky (Barcelona), Vesna Bukovec (Ljubljana), Margareta Kern (London), Biljana Kašić (Zagreb/Zadar), Karen Mirza (London), Ida Hiršenfelder (Ljubljana), Tanja Marković (Belgrade), Ana Vilenica (Pančevo/Belgrade)

Bring In Take Out Living Archive Zagreb
@REDacting Transyugoslav Feminisms conference at the Glyptotheque of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 13 – 16. October 2011, Zagreb
The 1st LA edition in Zagreb focused on political relation and feminist reality within contemporary art in the (post)Yugoslav space.
In collaboration with/featuring Nika Autor (Ljubljana)Milijana Babić (Rijeka), Ana Baraga (Ljubljana), Ana Čigon (Ljubljana), Lana Čmajčanin (Sarajevo), Lina Dokuzović (Vienna, Zagreb), Andreja Dugandžić (Sarajevo), Sandra Dukić (Banja Luka), Flaka Haliti (Priština, Frankfurt), Adela Jušić (Sarajevo), Svetlana Slapšak (Ljubljana), Tea Hvala (Ljubljana), Tanja Marković (Belgrade), Ana Vilenica (Pančevo/Belgrade), Lidija Radojević (Ljubljana), Damir Imamović (Sarajevo)