In May 2020. Foundation Revizor published a publication Artefacts of a Future Past as exhibition catalogue of the same-named show held in Kombiteks Workers' Club in spring 2017. Beside the function as an exhibition document, publication incorporated a kind of Manifest of the Center for contemporary culture KRAK (in development) which at the same date of publishing, finished long process of reconstruction. What was on the horizon of expectation in the process of conceptualising the organisation and set-up of the exhibition has become today, two years later, an integral part of immediate experience. With the transformation of the above-mentioned space, preconditions for a new beginning based on heritage have been met, while the publication served, in addition to being a catalogue and documentation, for repositioning – from the newly created situation – the field of interpretation for the reading of individual works, the exhibition as the whole as well as the social context in which it was realised. From this perspective, the exhibition can be understood as an articulation of guidelines in the long-term consideration of the programmatic development of the space after its revitalisation, and as its cultural upgrade, art, social responsibility and creation of the community.
Artefacts of a Future Past, Bihać 2020.
It is useful to remember that the exhibition Artefacts of a Future Past was realised in the framework of the two-day symposium Industrial Heritage in Bihać between Reality and Vision that aimed at tackling a series of ”complex issues of urban planning, architectural, aesthetic, ecological and social context of abandoned industrial facilities” with a potential projection of the picture of ”creation or recreation of spatial contents that open the possibility for discussion about social engagement, social practices and cultural activism in our community”. This symposium was organised as a part of the Design and Crisis course conducted at the Textile Department of the University in Bihać within the summer semester 2017.
Editor of the publication is Irfan Hošić and graphic desing was done by Adnan Suljkanović. Publication was published with support by Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina.