May 21, 2011

T-BA21: SohoinOttakring Working Conversation

15. June 2011 20:00
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contempory
Himmelpfortgasse 13, Wien, Wien, Austria, 1010

Special Guest: Zoran Poposki, artist
Victoria Hindley, artist

Public spaces are sites of interaction, encounter, and communication. Shared by all, the public sphere is also a source of local identity, and a place where heterogeneous groups assert this identity. Since it is also a space of exclusion, this right to representation must be continuously reasserted. Zoran Poposki will discuss several of his projects that focus on the relation­ship between socially engaged artistic practice and the sociopolitical concerns rising from the transformation of urban space in Skopje, Macedonia. In his lecture he will address the challenges of working in the public arena and what it means to attempt to engage different publics.

Event in English

Zoran Poposki is a transdisciplinary artist and theorist based in Skopje. His work explores issues of liminality, identity, and public space and has been exhibited internationally. He is the author of “Prostori na mokta” (Spaces of Power, Skopje: Templum, 2009).

Victoria Hindley is an artist, writer, and independent curator. She works primarily with photography, language, the book form, and in collaboration with others. Her work challenges the cultural construction of meaning(s) through applying strategies of decoding such as abstraction, humor, and decontextualization as a way of investigating representations, stereotypes, and other naturalized concepts. Victoria studied literature, semiotics, and visual arts in the US and Europe and has a BA in Literature and a MFA in Visual Art. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally since the early 90s; she currently teaches at Transart Institute in Berlin/New York.