what is citism?
The name is a neologism from the combination of the word City
+ ism. The city is understood as a “common
denominator” – the collective concern of everyone involved in
the projects; –ism with its context from art history is a
proposition for yet another hypothetical art movement. Action
and mobility within the city is what Citism aims to
accomplish. Citism does not deal with history but with
the current circumstantial evidence of authenticity and
mythology in the contemporary urban codes.
The project finds its greatest motivation in the urban living,
the transformations of the city and the people within,
suggesting itself as a concept that modifies the space in order
to outline and recreate an urban environment. Citism as a
proposition is best expressed in a shape of conceptual
exhibition that unveils the urban codes through three main
segments: sound, visual and spatial mechanisms. Over time,
Citism becomes analyzed by the “new space” created between
the proposed artworks within the exhibition, creating an
atmosphere as a by-product of a long-term collaboration between
two curators and three artists (with one artist also performing
as a curator). The works emerged from the collaborative function
of the three autonomous, yet inseparable components of a new
unified whole, fully complete when ideas are in tune with each
Citism is peace at home.
Citism is mayhem of the streets.
Citism is architecture that blocks general perspective.
Citism distorts reality.
Citism is extended sound.
Citism is image created by sound.
Citism is exposure to the decaying influence of rain,
sun, snow, age …
Citism is never the same; it grows, it expands along the
experience of those who created it; - existing on the streets
and walls of that which we knew as a place.