July 11, 2013

Interventions Journal

Zoran Poposki's current artistic research is featured in the Spring 2013 – Volume 2, Issue 2 of Interventions Journal, the online journal of Columbia University's graduate program in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies (MODA).
Interventions is conceptualized as a curatorial platform featuring essays, interviews, web-based art projects, and experimental investigations of the implicit cross-sections between these practices. Flexible in format, the project aims to cultivate dialogue amongst a diverse body of participants including curators, artists, and art and architectural historians in order to establish a common space and archive of exchange.

Launched in 2011, Interventions is currently edited by Carmen Falcioni, Carmen Ferreyra, and Cecelia Thornton-Alson. In their Editor's Letter, they state:

"With an emphasis on artists’ projects, this issue of Interventions investigates our post-simulacral condition. Photography and film—traditionally indexical media—document that which never was. Found images are re-appropriated in the creation of a fictive archive. Legends are literalized, rumors are propagated, and fanciful connections are made as artists involve themselves in made-up experiences of real-life figures, constructing narratives using photographic documentation. A parallel universe operates under complementary logic. The icon, the index, and the symbol play semiotic games. Imagined and real landscapes are mapped onto each other. Real and fictional spatiotemporalities are conflated and communication across worlds is enabled by technology.
We now understand truth as a plural construct, acknowledging that no document is a transparent copy and that all representation comprises a set of political relationships. All documents carry the conditions of their own production and distribution: they are traces of their own construction. Uniquely positioned to undermine objectivity, fiction provides a means through which to critically engage the structure of our composite reality."