May 30, 2013

International Juried Competition

Zoran Poposki's work "Hong Kong Atlas 3" has been selected to be exhibited in Viridian Artists Inc. Twenty-fourth International Juried Exhibition. The exhibition juror Elisabeth Sussman, curator at the Whitney Museum, NYC, selected Poposki's work from among many entrants worldwide.

The work will be shown in a group show in the Viridian Artists gallery in Chelsea, New York, from July 2 - July 20, 2013, with a reception on  Thursday, July 18, 6-8PM.
Photo courtesy: Marija Todorova
Poposki's project "Hong Kong Atlas" starts off with Kai-cheung Dung’s novel "Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City", a book of (postmodern) fiction about Hong Kong, then traces the locations in that book onto the real terrain of today's Hong Kong by means of a psychogeography documented in digital photographs, and is then once again transcoded into visual form as a print combining archival pigment print on canvas and screen-printed acrylic paint. This is a project about positionality, a sense of place, about cultural translation and transcoding, and about mediating between different cultural flows.

Elisabeth Sussman is Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, along with co-curator Jay Sanders, she curated the 2012 Whitney Biennial.  Prior to that, her exhibition Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective (co-curated by Lynn Zelevansky) completed its three-venue tour. Diver was awarded the AICA award for best monographic show in New York (2011).  Previously, her exhibition William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961–2008 (co-curated by Thomas Weski) was on a four-venue international tour. In 2007, Sussman’s Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are the Measure” was awarded the AICA award for best monographic show in New York. She has organized a number of other Whitney exhibitions, including Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing (2005); Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes (1993); Nan Goldin: I’ll Be Your Mirror (1996), with David Armstrong; Keith Haring (1997); and the Museum’s 1993 Biennial Exhibition. She has also co-curated two exhibitions on the work of Eva Hesse: one of Hesse’s drawings with The Drawing Center and another of her sculpture with The Jewish Museum, both in New York. Elisabeth Sussman was a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy, in 1999. She was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in 2003. She is the author of many publications, including Lisette Model (Phaidon, 2001). She has taught at M.I.T. and Tufts.