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new release issued 16 May 2006

INS Inspectorate Berlin: Office of Interpretation, May–June 2006
Opening: Thursday 18 May 2006, 1800
Continues until 11 June 2006
Galéria Medium, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, Bratislava 814 37, Slovakia

International Necronautical Society Inspectorate Temporary Office of Interpretation (TOI) opens in Bratislava as part of Pantheon: Heroes and Anti-Monuments, an exhibition curated by Daniel Grún. TOI is an apparatus for working on the material obtained during INS Inspectorate Berlin: Aerial Reconnaissance, May 2005.

The exhibition is examines the ideological functions of sculpture (sculpture and memory, sculpture and state, sculpture and nation, sculpture and masculinity) in the contexts of cities like Bratislava, Poznan, Budapest, Prague, and Berlin through works by contemporary artists:

Anthony Auerbach/International Necronautical Society (GB), Anton Cierny (SK), Richard Barger (SK), Rafal Jakubowicz (PL), Little Warsaw/Andras Galik, Balint Havas (HU), Stano Masar (SK), Patrik Kovacovsky (SK), Patrik Krizovensky (SK), Roman Ondak (SK), Martin Piacek (SK), Richard Senesi (SK), Jiri Prihoda (CZ), Dusan Zahoransky (SK), XYZ/Milan Tittel, Matej Gavula (SK)

The INS Department of Propaganda has released an authorisation document which explains Anthony Auerbach's work in Berlin and Bratislava. It reads as follows:

Official Document
Title: Temporary Office of Interpretation
Type: INS Inspectorate Brief: Anthony Auerbach
Authorised: General Secretary, First Committee, INS
Authorisation Code: TMcC270406

Document follows

  1. As part of the work of the INS Inspectorate Berlin, INS Chief of Propaganda (Archiving and Epistemological Critique) Anthony Auerbach shall travel to Bratislava to set up a Temporary Office of Interpretation (TOI).
  2. The purpose of TOI shall be to work on material obtained in Berlin, World Capital of Death, 3–28 May 2005. Material includes aerial reconnaissnce surveys carried out by Auerbach and other documents.
  3. TOI shall use the exhibition Pantheon: Heroes and Anti-Monuments [...] as a host structure for an interpretative apparatus.
  4. Findings on the following themes will be of particular interest to the Inspectorate: marking and erasure; crypts and cryptography; abyssal surfaces; neurotic symptoms (repression, repetition); counting and recounting.
  5. Auerbach shall report to the INS Inspectorate.

Document Ends

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