Ivet Curlin from the Zagreb-based curatorial collective What, How & for Whom (WHW) discusses their project for the 11th Istanbul Biennial, What Keeps Mankind Alive (2009), with Afterall’s Line Ellegaard.
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What, How & for Whom/WHW is a curatorial collective formed in 1999 and based in Zagreb and Berlin. Its members are Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović, and designer and publicist Dejan Kršić. WHW organizes a range of production, exhibition and publishing projects and directs Gallery Nova in Zagreb. Since its first exhibition entitled What, How & for Whom, on the occasion of 152nd anniversary of the Communist Manifesto, which took place in HDLU in Zagreb in 2000, WHW curated numerous international projects, among which are 11th Istanbul Biennial What Keeps Mankind Alive?, Istanbul, 2009 and One Needs to Live Self-Confidently…Watching, Croatian pavilion at 54th Venice Biennial, 2011. Recent projects by WHW include the festival Meeting Points 7 that took place in Zagreb, Antwerp, Cairo, Hong-Kong, Beirut, Vienna and Moscow under title Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks in 2013 and 2014, and exhibition Really Useful Knowledge, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid in 2014.