Rael Artel in conversation with Katarzyna Kosmala on Public Preparation at Tranzitdisplay Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic, July 11th
The debate introduces an international curatorial project: Public Preparation and explores the exhibition strategy behind "Let's Talk About Nationalism! Between Ideology and Identity" (Spring 2010 Kumu Art Museum, Estonia). The aim of Public Preparation is to question contemporary nationalism, to acknowledge the problematic nature of the currently prevalent national discourse, and to create a counterweight in the public sphere. The presentation will be illustrated with images and fragments of the videos displayed.
Rael Artel is anEstonian-based independent curator. In 2004–2008, she ran and moderated experimental project space Rael Artel Gallery: Non-Profit Project Space. In 2007, she initiated Public Preparation, a platform for knowledge-production and network-based communication, focused on issues of nationalism and contemporary art in Europe in the format of international meetings.