May 14, 2006

Intervention in Marble Arch Park


'Advanced Science of Morphology' by Nada Prlja
Keep an eye out for the changing flags in Marble Arch Park from 22 May – 7 June. As part of The Sweetest Dream, Nada Prlja's project, 'Advanced Science of Morphology' reworks the national flags of the countries of the former Yugoslavia. The new 26 flags will replace the flags representing the countries belonging to the European Union that usually fly by Marble Arch. On 7 June these new flags will be carried in a procession from Marble Arch to Space gallery in Hackney where they will be ceremonally installed in The Sweetest Dream exhibition during the opening party.

April 17, 2006

Doktoro Esperanto

found image of L.L. Zamenhof (1859-1917)

Polish physician Lejzer Ludvig Zamenhof invented the language Esperanto which he outlined in his book Lingvo Internacia (1887) under the pseudonym Doktoro Esperanto. The Espernato Association of Britain is actively promoting the language today (

For their installation 'Shelter of Hope' to be built for The Sweetest Dream exhibition, Tamas Kaszac and Aniko Lorant are creating an Esperanto classroom constructed from locally found materials and rubbish. During The Sweetest Dream, audiences can access information and resources gathered and made by the artists as well as take part in a free Esperanto class by Terry Page.

As Terry pointed out, 'there is a happy coincidence: the name "Esperanto" derives from "esperi" = to hope; a principal artistic contributor to your event is Nada (meaning "hope") Prlja; and your own surname ... need I go on?'

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April 14, 2006

The Sweetest Dream - unity and dissonance in Europe

Reunion exhibition with allsopp&weir, Raffaella Crispino with Dragan Djordjevic, Nemanja Cvijanovic, Horkeskart, Tamás Kaszás, Anikó Lóránt and Nada Prlja

Image: Nemanja Cvijanovic 'Mantra' 2005.

Location: SPACE, 129–131 Mare St, London E8 3RH
Exhibition dates: 8–24 June 2006
Opening hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 1–6pm
Preview: Wednesday 7 June 2006, 6–8pm

Free Events:
Saturday 10 June, 2pm
United we stand? An afternoon of discussion with artists in The Sweetest Dream
Thursday 22 June, 6.30pm
Esperanto for beginners! Language class and discussion with Terry Page

The Sweetest Dream focuses on the pursuit of unity in Europe. Artists in the exhibition consider collective ideals and subvert cultural stereotypes through an installation, works on video and an off-site project. At The Sweetest Dream, a cacophony of voices, languages and nationalities converge.

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