Red Thread has been designed as an active platform that will enable collaboration and the sharing of knowledge between artists, theoreticians, social scientists and people working in the field of culture from the Balkans, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and North Africa and beyond. Its aim is to produce knowledge on artistic practices that explore social issues within a broad geopolitical context and to disseminate this knowledge to wider sections of society in order to challenge the hegemony of Western narratives in official art histories and exhibition practices. Via an active and accessible web site that will enable research on both historical and contemporary approaches that deepen and question the relationships between art and society and debates on subject matter treated by the magazine, Red Thread aims to re-problematize modernist heritages and histories in these ‘marginal’ areas, and to produce new approaches for the region to form and position its own history, and the reinterpretation of art history.
Meltem Ahıska, Ruben Arevshatyan, Bassam el Baroni, Erden Kosova, Prelom kolektiv (Dušan Grlja, Vladimir Jerić, Jelena Vesić), Georg Schöllhammer, WHW/What, How & for Whom (Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Nataša Ilić, Sabina Sabolović)
Prelom kolektiv (Dušan Grlja, Vladimir Jerić, Jelena Vesić)
Ayşe Özbay Erozan, Michael Bowring, Mark Brogan
Asena Günal, Öznur Şahin
Cover and brochure design:
Georg Schöllhammer and Ruben Arevshatyan
Meltem Ahıska and Erden Kosova
Ekin Bayraktaroğlu, Armanc Yıldız
Red Thread was realized with the collaboration of Anadolu Kültür, European Cultural Foundation, Zagreb Municipality, Republic of Croatia Ministry of Culture, Republic of Croatia National Civilian Society Development Foundation and published with the collaboration of Gallery Nova Newspapers, WHW and AGM.