October 30, 2012

Urban dreams in Plovdiv

Zoran Poposki's participatory art project “The Right to the City” is on view in the international exhibition URBAN DREAMS at the Center for Contemporary Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from Oct 20 to Nov 20, 2012. 

Based on manifold perspectives of diverse artists, URBAN DREAMS explores public and semi-public spaces where art becomes a research strategy and the city changes into a laboratory. For this project the exhibition space of the Centre for Contemporary Art changes into an archive and reading room of (mainly Eastern) European artistic urban research. In addition to the results of the latest artistic urbanism in Plovdiv and in other partner cities of the HEICO network, this archive will also present international projects from the last twenty years by different forms of media, based on material provided by partner organisations and artists. The exhibition is curated by Emil Mirazchiev.

Funded by the European Commission, URBAN DREAMS is a series of public events organized by the Art Today Association, Plovdiv/Bulgaria in the frame of HEICO, in partnership with the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation Brandenburg/Germany, SPACES/Slovak Republic, the Art&Cultural Studies Laboratory/Armenia, GeoAIR Association/Georgia and the KSAK-Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau/Moldova. The event is part of the initiative "Plovdiv - Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019”.

Program:

20/21 October 2012, 11 am - 6 pm. HAMALOGIKA - Artistic interactive intervention in public space. 
Place: The Water Mirrors next to the City Park

26 October 2012, 7 pm. Opening of the interactive exhibition, library/archive of the European artistic urban research.
Place: Centre for Contemporary Art – Plovdiv, The Ancient Bath

28 October 2012, site-specific installation. Artist: Tilmann Meyer-Faje
Place: In front of the Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv, The Ancient Bath.

27 October 18-20 pm. 29 October 1-6 pm. KISS - two channel video installation. Artist: Sevdalina Kochevska.
Place: Roman Stadium
http://youtu.be/MifJt4OCoGM

7 November 2012, 14-15 h. FOOOOTBALLLL – Football game between 4 football teams, 4 football gates and 1 ball. Artist: Veronika Tsekova 
Place: Stadium Plovdiv

17 November, 6-9 pm. Space 0 Space – Storm - Artist: HR-Stamenov.
Place: City Art Gallery, Plovdiv

October 02, 2012

Not Festival, Copenhagen

Not Festival a 1 week event created by 3RD CLASS CITIZEN, and Venezuelan choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist Luis Lara Malvacías in association with Dansehallerne, The Dance Department of the Statens Scenekunstskole, De Frie Koreografer, TRANSART Collective and Independent artists. It will take place from Oct. 22nd to 27th, 2012. It will serve as a platform for creation, experimentation, presentation and open dialogues. It consists of a series of performances and installations, jams, screenings, lectures and discussions of topics that are relevant to contemporary dance, performance and art today, as well as contemporary dance classes and workshops. All the activities will be created, developed and presented at Dansehallerne at Pasterveuj 20.

Zoran Poposki. Photo: Wong, Kai Yu.
It is a kaleidoscopic, ephemeral, erratic and nomadic new media artistic object. Through the use of old and new technologies and media, it embraces the ideas of global artistic collaboration and the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, DIY attitudes. It exists outside the realm of the establishment, which implies generally non-existing financial support. However, its inclusive nature allows it to move inside and outside of institutions and at the same time to avoid the institutional restrictions. This political “object” aims to fight the standardized and systematized commodification of the arts. Thus, it is NOT a FESTIVAL.

The event also questions the boundaries and definitions of the generally accepted roles of the "presenter” and the “presented”. Participant artists are encouraged to play an active role in managing and facilitating it, and to use their creativity not only in their own work but also in the creation of the event itself. For instances, My Linblad and Gry Raaby , two Copenhagen-based choreographers/ dancers are helping to coordinate and organize a team of other Copenhagen-based artists. The Dance Department of the Statens Scenekunstskole has agreed to be part of this and to help to co-produce part of the event, as this will be of great benefit for its students. In every edition of the Not Festival a conceptual framework is offered to the participants and it is embedded in the title chosen for each occasion. The title chosen for the Copenhagen edition, Not Festival: An atypical point of view, if you allow me, is open to the artists’ own interpretations.

Day 2: Portrait Of The Artists With Black Framed Glasses. Second Session: 16:30 to 17:30. (Foyer).
Day 3. 20:30. ( Store Carl, Lille Carl and Foyer). Performances include choreography, video, sound and performance art works by: Melanie Maar. Skyped dance performance from NY / Jeremy Nelson & Jimena Paz. Dance / Zoran Poposki . Film: “Portrait of the artist as a cultural worker” / Ivo Bol. Live sound performance / Luis Lara Malvacias  “Pussy Riot” Dance Performance / Directed by Ursula Eagly “Group Dynamics and Visual Sensitivity (NY/2011) will be re-created to be performed by Copenhagen local dancers.

September 30, 2012

Portrait of the artist with black framed glasses

Zoran Poposki, Portrait of the Artist with Black Framed Glasses 
(2012, dimensions variable). Photo: Wong, Kai Yu.
The project is commissioned by Not Festival, a 1 week event created by 3RD CLASS CITIZEN, and Venezuelan choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist Luis Lara Malvacías in association with Dansehallerne, The Dance Department of the Statens Scenekunstskole, De Frie Koreografer, TRANSART Collective and Independent artists. 
Not Festival will take place at the Dansehallerne in Copenhagen, Northern Europe's biggest dance space, from Oct. 22nd to 27th, 2012. It will serve as a platform for creation, experimentation, presentation and open dialogues. It consists of a series of performances and installations, jams, screenings, lectures and discussions of topics that are relevant to contemporary dance, performance and art today, as well as contemporary dance classes and workshops. 

It is a kaleidoscopic, ephemeral, erratic and nomadic new media artistic object. Through the use of old and new technologies and media, it embraces the ideas of global artistic collaboration and the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, DIY attitudes. It exists outside the realm of the establishment, which implies generally non-existing financial support. However, its inclusive nature allows it to move inside and outside of institutions and at the same time to avoid the institutional restrictions. This political “object” aims to fight the standardized and systematized commodification of the arts. Thus, it is NOT a FESTIVAL. 

July 15, 2012

Winner: Artslant Showcase

Zoran Poposki, Hong Kong Atlas,
mixed media on canvas,  150x120 cm, 2012
Zoran Poposki's work "Hong Kong Atlas" has been selected as a Winner in the 4th 2012 Showcase competition, in the Mixed-media category.
The ArtSlant Prize is a Showcase Series designed to exhibit and promote talented artists from around the world. Showcase Winners have been designated as promising artists by Artslant's team of professional art watchers. 
Poposki's "Hong Kong Atlas" is part of a series of urban landscapes of Hong Kong inspired by Kai-cheung Dung's novel "Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City".

June 28, 2012

10th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS 2012

Zoran Poposki's video "Different" will be presented at the 10th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS in Slovenia, as part of the presentation of the international video art collection DVD projectin the year when the Art Stays festival is part of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012.
The ART STAYS International Festival of Contemporary Art, one of the most important contemporary art festivals in Europe, is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will bring together contemporary, mainly visual artists from all over the world. This is Poposki's second participation in the festival. In 2011, the 9th edition of Art Stays included Poposki's video performance and a lecture given at the Summer Academy.

This year's festival will be held under the slogan DISPLAY (screen/show!). The word display has many meanings, but all of them fit perfectly with the aim of the festival. It is a shopwindow, a space, and a dialogue opened with many artists who will come to Ptuj to display their work, carry out a performance, or be a part of the artist in residence programme to get creative in the oldest town in Slovenia.

In the year when the Art Stays festival is part of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012, some of the greatest names of the contemporary art scene will be hosted: Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award winner in 2005, Regina Jose Galindo from Guatemala, Indian artist Gigi Scaria, presented in the Indian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011, established Polish artist Lech MajewskiTonis Saadoja from Estonia, one of the most important Fluxus (celebrating its 50th anniversary) artists, Yoko Ono, Ilona Nemeth from Slovakia, Chilean artists Fernando Prats and Ivan Navarro, Hungarian artists Laszlo Laszlo Revesz and Eike Berg, German-Kenyan couple IngridMwangiRobertHutter, one of the most important Vietnamese artists Tiffany ChungRaymundo Sesma from Mexico, Maitha Demithan from United Arab Emirates, as well as younger, emerging artists such as Marco BernardiRoberto Fassone, and Elena Mazzi from Italy, Kinki Texas and Christiane Draffehn from Germany, Zoie So from Hong Kong, Jose Molinafrom Spain, Kensuke Koike from Japan, Marlon De Azambuja from Brazil, Cyryl Zakrzewski from Poland, Slovenian artists such as son:DADušan Kirbiš and many more. 

The festival will also host daily lectures by artists and curators, as well as workshops as part of the Summer Academy that will take place during the festival.

The program consists of presentations of contemporary art from 26 European countries and six other continents and special projects, such as the presentation of installations by European academies, light art installations and performances, live media set The Are of Bustle by Italian artists (Claudio RocchettiManuel Frara/interno3Riccardo PiovesanAlessandro SgarbiAndrea Cazzagon) musical performances by artists from the U.S., Germany and Italy, everyday DJ sessions and much more.

A group of curators, in collaboration with the leading organizations and galleries from around the world, has produced a festival that reaffirms the important role played by Art Stays in the European art scene.

DVD-Project is an international project for videoart organized by Stichting Idee-fixe (Breda/Holland) with the aim to show emergent and experiental videoart. The Macedonian selection of DVD-Project is curated by Jovanka Popova and Ivana Vaseva.

Information
KUD ART STAYS, Prešernova ulica 1, 2250 PTUJ, PE: Jadranska ulica 4, 2250 Ptuj,
www.artstays.si, info@artstays.si

June 19, 2012

OX Talk in Macau


牛房講場OX Talk 2012
公之於眾:城市藝術和公共話語MAKING PUBLIC: CIVIC ART AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE
― Zoran Poposki 主講


時間:2012年7月14日(六),3-5 pm
地點:澳門牛房倉庫
14 July 2012, SAT, 3-5 pm, Ox Warehouse, Macau
主持:郭恬熙Alice Kok
語言: 英語、廣東話
Language: English and Cantonese



藝術需要公共空間作為展演的平臺。沒有公共領域的存在,藝術就不可能成為公共話語的載體。公共空間對於言論自由的存在起著至關重要的作用,因為只有在公共空間裡才能體現出言論自由。讓藝術走出美術館和博物館,走到大街上的動議,必須與將人們從購物中心吸引過來的努力同步進行,雙管齊下,以鼓勵普羅大眾成為積極提出異議的公共論述的參與者和發聲人。
本期牛房講場,藝術家Zoran Poposki將結合他最近在公共空間開展的藝術專案,以生動例證重點論述不斷演變的城市藝術概念,探討公共藝術的基本理論。Art necessarily requires a public space. Without the existence of a public sphere there would be no art as a public discourse. Public space is key to the very possibility of existence of free speech, since one can only practice free speech in public space. The move to take art out of the galleries and museums and out in the streets, must go hand in hand with an attempt to get people out of the shopping malls and encourage them to become critical and active participants in public discourse.
In his presentation for OxTalk, artist Zoran Poposki will explore the theoretical fundamentals underpinning the evolving concept of civic art intertwined with examples of his recent art projects in the public sphere.


Zoran Poposki是一位跨界藝術家,他居住於香港和南斯拉夫的史高比耶(Skopje)兩地,已經參與了五十多個國際展覽、放映展和藝術節。在其表演、錄影和數碼版畫作品中,他積極探索邊緣性、身份和公共空間這些主題。其公共藝術項目曾展示於紐約、史高比耶和都柏林公共場所的LED顯示屏、錄影廣告版、海報和看板。他擁有克萊姆斯多瑙大學、柏林和紐約Transart Institute學院新媒體藝術碩士學位。他曾在紐約視覺藝術學院,俄勒岡洲波特蘭太平洋西北藝術學院(Pacific Northwest College of Art)等院校做過駐校藝術家。他還獲得過紐約市CEC Artslink Fellowship獎學金,並著有一本書,內容有關公共空間的藝術實踐。

Zoran Poposki is a transdisciplinary artist based in Hong Kong and Skopje, with 50 exhibitions, screenings and festivals internationally. In his performances, videos and digital prints Poposki explores issues of liminality, identity, and public space. His public art projects have been presented on LED video screens, video billboards, posters and billboards in New York, Skopje, and Dublin. He holds an MFA in New Media from Donau Universitat Krems and Transart Institute in Berlin and New York. Artist residencies include: School of Visual Arts (New York), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), etc. Poposki is a recipient of CEC Artslink Fellowship (NYC) and author of a book on artistic practices in public space. 

June 16, 2012

Connecting the Dots at TRU Art Gallery

Thompson Rivers University Art Gallery
June 16 - July 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri June 15th 5:30-7:00pm  
Opening remarks by Adrian Conradri from TRU World

The exhibition features local artists and the international Transart Collective and presents artworks in contemporary forms including video, installation, painting, printmaking, sound art, photography, digital media, basketry, performance, and sculpture. International pieces are from Iceland, China, Austria, Germany, Egypt, and the Philipines. 


Connecting the Dots reflects the notion that artists either locally or globally are able to come together, connect and thus give voice on different ideas, issues and themes. This notion becomes increasingly apparent when today, we are not only connected through digital media and technology but also seem to rely on this digital and social phenomena in our everyday lives.
Coordinated by Kamloops artist Tricia Sellmer, member of the Transarts Collective.

CONNECTING THE DOTS EXHIBITIONS

Kamloops Art Gallery’s The Cube & BMO Open Gallery
March 24 – June 9, 2012
Doug Buis (Kamloops) and Astrid Menze (Berlin)

Arnica Artist Run Centre
June 16- July 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri June 15th 7-9pm
Readings by Alex Forbes and Marlene Wildeman.
Refreshments and live music, free to the public 
Gallery Hours: Tues through Sat. 10-5

June 16 - July 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri June 15th 5:30-7:00pm
Opening remarks by Adrian Conradri from TRU World

ARTISTS:

Arnica Artist Run Centre Members (all from Kamloops area)

Marnie Blair (TRU Faculty), Doug Buis (TRU Faculty), Ila Crawford (TRU Faculty), Libby Denbigh, Alexander Forbes, Lidys Garcia, Kathy Grieve, Laura Hargrave (TRU Faculty), Linda Jules, Ernie Kroeger (TRU Faculty), Eileen Leier (TRU Faculty), Kelly Perry, Pay Perreault, Harmony Ráine, Janet Waterhouse, Wendy Weseen, Marlene Wildeman, Jacquie Ziehe.

Transart Collective Artists:

Kristin Blöndal (Reykjavik, Iceland), Emily Cappa (Hartford, Connecticut, USA), Leah Decter (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), Christopher van Donkelaar (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), Simon Donovan (Tucson, Arizona, USA), Aganetha Dyck and Richard Dyck (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), Nina Goldnagal (Vienna, Austria), Carolyn Guertin and Katherine Jin (Texas, USA and Toronto, Ontario, USA), Khaled Hafez (Cairo, Egypt), Nicki Hampton, (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA), Jayne Holsinger (New York, New York, USA), Renee Kildow, (New York, New York, USA), Karen Marshall (New York, New York, USA), Astrid Menze (Berlin, Germany), Zoran Poposki (Hong Kong, China), Heidi Russell (New York, New York, USA), Tricia Sellmer (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada), Heather Thomas (Comox, British Columbia, Canada), Josephine Turalba (Manila, Philippines).

Support provided by, and gratefully acknowledged:

TRU World; Arnica Artist Run Centre and its volunteers; Department and Faculty of Visual Art, Thompson Rivers University; City of Kamloops, Arts Commission; City of Kamloops, BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund; Kamloops Art Gallery.

June 06, 2012

Strategies of remembrance #1

Стратегии на сеќавањето #1
Date: 6 June 2012, 7-10 PM
Kooperacija, 8 Septemvri 12/1-9, Skopje, Macedonia
Participating artists: Zoran Poposki, Slavica Janeslieva, Simon Uzunovski, Ljubisha Kamenjarov, Yane Calovski, Vladimir Lukas, OPA, Igor Tohsevski, Filip Jovanovski, Gjorgje Jovanovik

April 12, 2012

Artistic Praxis as the Open Pursuit of Questions (in Place of Conclusions)

12. April 2012 
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) "Konrad Wolf," Potsdam, Germany 
presents the Transdisciplinary Colloquium:

Artistic Praxis as the Open Pursuit of Questions 
(in Place of Conclusions)
with: Victoria Hindley and Zoran Poposki
at: 12. April 2012 at 17:00
in: HFF "Konrad Wolf", Large Cinema, Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11, 14482 Potsdam
HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam
Victoria Hindley is an American artist based in Vienna; Zoran Poposki is a Macedonian artist based in Hong Kong. Though they are culturally and geographically worlds apart, these two artists and colleagues share a passion for unraveling conclusions to get at thought-provoking questions. Their work demonstrates an affinity for critical investigations of sociopolitical constructs such as monuments, books, art, culture, knowledge, institutions and the unwieldy systems of power inherent within. With humor, seriousness, a love of irony and genuine ardor, their individual works investigate such issues as nationalism, liminality, identity, foreign-ness, civil disobedience, gender, and public space. Victoria works primarily with photography, language, installation and the book form; Zoran with performance, video, and installation. With no illusions of defining concrete answers, Victoria and Zoran take much pleasure in pursuing questions.  
Developed specifically for HFF, “Artistic Praxis as the Open Pursuit of Questions (in Place of Conclusions)” will present an exploration of the evolving concept of artistic research intertwined with summaries of recent individual art projects such as Sidewalk Interstice, Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Worker, SHE IS not in need of Labels, and Abstract Politics.
Transdisziplinäres Kolloquium: "Künstlerische Forschung als das freie Streben nach Fragen (statt Ergebnissen)"
mit: Victoria Hindley (USA) und Zoran Poposki (Mazedonien)
am: 12. April 2012 um 17 Uhr
an: der HFF "Konrad Wolf", großes Kino (Raum 1104), Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11, 14482 Potsdam
Victoria Hindley ist eine amerikanische Künstlerin, die in Wien lebt; Zoran Poposki ein mazedonischer Künstler wohnhaft in Hong Kong.
Trotz der Unterschiede, die sich aus Herkunft und Wohnort ergeben, teilen die beiden eine Leidenschaft dafür, in ihren künstlerischen Arbeiten Ergebnisse zu sezieren, um zu den diesen Ergebnissen innewohnenden Fragen zu gelangen. Hindley arbeitet hauptsächlich mit Fotografie, Sprache, Installationen und der Buchform, Poposki mit Performance, Video und Installationen.
In ihrer speziell für die HFF entwickelten Präsentation „Künstlerische Forschung als das freie Streben nach Fragen (statt Ergebnissen)“ werden sie das sich ständig weiterentwickelnde Konzept der künstlerischen Forschung anhand von eigenen Arbeiten untersuchen. Vorstellen werden sie dabei jüngere Projekte wie Sidewalk Interstice, Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Worker, SHE IS not in need of Labels und Abstract Politics.
Im Anschluss an die Präsentation wird Prof. Marlis Roth (Leiterin des IKF) die Diskussion eröffnen. Wir freuen uns auf einen lebhaften Austausch mit allen Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern und über Ihre Fragen und Antworten zur künstlerischen Forschung.
Vortragssprache ist Englisch. Wie immer ist das Kolloquium öffentlich und der Eintritt ist frei.
Victoria Hindley is an American artist based in Vienna. She works with photography, language, the book form, small and largescale installation, and in collaboration with other artists and theorists. Interested in challenging sociopolitical and institutional constructions of power, she applies strategies of decoding such as abstraction, decontextualization, intervention, humor, speaking, and teaching. Recent projects include: Sidewalk Interstice, a text-based installation and artist book in steel and aluminum shown at the Gesichtsfeld exhibition and symposium, ZS Art Galerie, Vienna; Everybody Thinks I’m White, exhibited at Not Festival, New York; SHE IS, a largescale public installation in Valie Export’s Kubus Raum, curated by Beatrix Zobl; Pay Close Attention to Size of Pill Before Swallowing, exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany; and the SHELTER PROJECT, a five-day multimedia, transdisciplinary events involving 30 international artists, writers, and theorists. Formerly, Victoria co-developed and co-directed a university book arts program and fine press in the USA where she created artists’ editions with Salman Rushdie and Wole Soyinka, among others. Currently, she is on the faculty of Transart Institute in Berlin/New York.
Zoran Poposki is a transdisciplinary artist based in Hong Kong and Skopje, with 50 exhibitions, screenings and festivals internationally. In his performances, videos and digital prints Poposki explores issues of liminality, identity, and public space. He holds an MFA in New Media from Donau Universitat Krems and Transart Institute. Artist residencies include: School of Visual Arts (New York), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), etc. Recipient of CEC Artslink Fellowship (NYC). Author of a book on artistic practices in public space. Poposki is Lecturer in Aesthetics and Visual Rhetoric at the University American College Skopje’s School of Architecture and Design.

February 29, 2012

Connecting the Dots


Zoran Poposki, 1000 Alexandras, 2011
Connecting the Dots: Transart Collective
March 24 to June 9, 2012
Kamloops Art Gallery
The Cube and BMO Open Gallery
101 - 465 Victoria Street
Kamloops British Columbia
Canada V2C 2A9




The Transart Collective consists of a group of international artists collaborating with regional artists on projects through digital media and technology. The exhibition speaks to the notion that artists can come together locally and globally, connect and share ideas, issues and themes. This becomes increasingly apparent with the advent of technology and social media. Video and photographic works from this collaboration will be featured in The Cube and BMO Open Gallery. 
Following the exhibition at the KAG, Connecting the Dots resumes at the Arnica Artist Run Centre with an exhibition of additional collaborative works.
The Kamloops Art Gallery is a public art museum that features changing exhibitions of regional, national and international art, with a contemporary focus.


Curated by Tricia Sellmer and Craig Willms, KAG Assistant Curator


More Info: KAG

January 09, 2012

Art Gallery Slovenj Gradec






International video exhibition
Video in Progress 3: Fields of the Performative

January 12 - February 5, 2012
Opening on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti, Glavni trg 24, 2380 Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Participating artists:
4! (PL), Giuseppe Di Bella (UK), Sheila Bishop (USA), Elena Bellantoni (I/D), Marek Brandt (D), Michał Brzeziński (PL), Sérgio Cruz (PT/UK), Chris Dupuis (CA), A. Jacob Galle (USA), Silvia Giambrone (I/D), Aldo Giannotti (I/A) & Viktor Schaider (A), Aldo Giannotti (I/A) & Stefano Giuriati (I/D), Clara Games (PT), G.R.A.M. (A), Nilbar Güreş (TR/A), Marianne Holm Hansen (DK/UK), Francis Hunger (D), Isidora Ilić (SR), Željko Jančić Zec (A), Lemeh42 (I), Gerwin Luijendijk (NL), Ignacio Martín de la Cruz & Bárbara Bañuelos Ojeda (ES), Ljiljana Mihaljević (CRO/USA), Luisa Mizzoni aka luxi lu & Emilio Corti (I), Eugenio Percossi (I/CZ), Maria Petschnig (A/USA), Zoran Poposki (MK), Gastón Ramírez Feltrín (MX/I), Nuno Rodrigues de Sousa (PT), Mauro Romito (I), Joshua & Zachary Sandler (USA), Peter Simon (PL/D), Evelin Stermitz (A/SI), Ljupcho Temelkovski (MK), Attila Urbán (SE), Volante (PT/MX/UK), Jonas Zagorskas (LT/PL), Wojtek Ziemilski (PL)

Selection: KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Metka Zupanic, Lada Cerar)
Production: Photon Gallery & Kolektiva Institute
Coproduction: Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti
Project is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti (Art Gallery Slovenj Gradec) hosts international video exhibition Video in Progress 3: Fields of the Performative. The third edition of the project, which in 2011 became a video festival organized by Kolektiva Institute and Photon Gallery, was first presented in 2009 at Kino Siska Centre for Urban Culture in Ljubljana (SI). Since then the project was presented in various forms in Gdansk (PL), Skopje (MK), Torino (IT), Rotterdam (NL) and Rijeka (HR).

The third edition of Video in Progress exhibition project is the result of international competition on the subject of performance for video. 46 selected videos featuring various formal and conceptual premises present heterogeneous interpretation of performance in relation to motion picture within the contemporary visual art.
Everything from regular performance in front of audience in a gallery to an exhibitionist and voyeuristic presentation of a body as an aesthetic object, absurd actions, exploration of identity, social and political roles, subjective views, narratives and the creation of film or documentary atmosphere.

Three works directly address the topic of language and explore various methods of communication. In the performance Different, Zoran Poposki illustrates the influence of a society full of prejudices as to the image of an individual. The performer is, beyond recognition, covered with projections of words that express mainstream society’s view of those who live at its margins. The video Repeat After Me by Marianne Holm Hansen shows two persons in parallel who alternately repeat basic foreign language phrases lifted from a tourist guidebook and thus generate an impossible dialogue. In his video Quiet, Attila Urban uses two parallel pictures in a dialogue, which, with the help of universal gestures, form a peculiar narration.

More info: 
Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti Slovenj Gradec: http://www.glu-sg.si/en/news/67-video-in-progress-3-polja-performativnega