SLOGANS OF NEOLIBERAL CITIES: ON ARTISTIC PRACTICES AND RESISTANCE IN BUCHAREST AND MARIBOR

lectures

Tuesday, November 15 2016, 7 p.m.
BAZA
B. Adžija Street 11

 

Veda Popovici (BLOK’s artist in residence): A city at one's feet

"Cities, metropolises or not, are often at one's feet, not as a site for casual strolling, but literally defeated. This is the case with most of our post-socialist cities that have experienced violent takeovers by neo-liberal policies. During my residency in Zagreb, I have looked into some of the definitions of resistance to this and found Trešnjevka to be an essential political element to the understanding of such resistance, an object that inhabits and potentiates radical political imagination. For this talk, I will shortly go through some of my recent work as an engaged artist on one hand and my political experience in the struggle for housing justice in Bucharest, on the other. From these two perspectives of engagement, I will look to draw some critical questions on the images and political symbolisms of Trešnjevka and Zagreb – questions that forge an initial stage for a future research and intervention.

Veda Popovici works as a political artist, engaged theoretician and local activist. Her interests shift through these fields of action and usually focus on interventions in the politics of representation of collective identities, decolonial and feminist practices and the possibilities of creating common goods. Her political work develops on local urban struggles and communitarian organisation of life and work. Recently, she completed her PhD thesis on nationalism in Romanian art of the 70s and 80s and held a course on decoloniality in the Romanian context, both at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. She lives and works in Bucharest.

http://veda-popovici.blogspot.ro/

 
Kaja Kraner and Lucija Smodiš (Pekarna Magdalenske mreže, Maribor): Maribor is the future – on characteristics of the contemporary artistic field in Slovenia

"In the lecture we will present independent organisation Pekarna Magdalenske mreže and try to outline some key specifics of the field of contemporary art in Slovenia. We will tackle the changes which transformed the production conditions since the '90s and focus especially on more recent situation since 2010 and try to reconstruct some specifics of the contemporary artistic field in Maribor."

Pekarna Magdalenske mreže is a non-governmental, non-profit institution, founded in 1997 as an organisation for encouraging and supporting programme and project cooperation among individuals and groups conducting artistic, cultural, educational, research, ecological, informative and humanitarian activities as well as for granting assistance in solving their short or long-term residential needs for creative spaces. It works in three main areas: Independent culture, youth and social activism.

Kaja Kraner primarily works as a writer of critical, theoretical texts and radio shows in the field of contemporary art. She helps create the programme of Pekarna Magdalenske mreže, is a member of the editorial board of Šum and a co-editor of Art-area, a radio programme on Radio Študent. In addition, she (co-)leads reading groups on contemporary art organised by Šum and Neteorit collective. She has focused especially on the relations between art, politics, and theory, as well as on the production conditions for contemporary art. Currently she is working on her research about the construction of contemporary art narratives in Slovenia as part of her PhD.

Lucija Smodiš graduated on the subject “Self-organized cultural production in Maribor: case study of Rezidenca Maistrova” from the department for Visual arts, Pedagogical faculty of Maribor. She has been working as a curator in several institutions or associations (Pekarna Magdalenske mreže Maribor, Gallery K18, Central Station, GT22, etc.). She is a co-founder and president of Rezidenca Maistrova association, the programme manager and curator at residential platform GuestRoomMaribor and the initiator and producer of international stop-motion festival StopTrik IFF.

 

The programme is part of the "Research platform" project and Micropolitics programme supported by: The Ministry of Culture, Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the City of Zagreb.

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program

IVANA PERICA: CABARET OF YUGOSLAV JOURNALS (1928-1933)

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION OF LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS

READING PUBLIC SCULPTURE FROM FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE

NEWSREEL AS WEAPON

SLOGANS OF NEOLIBERAL CITIES: ON ARTISTIC PRACTICES AND RESISTANCE IN BUCHAREST AND MARIBOR

VIDA KNEŽEVIĆ: BETWEEN AESTHETICS AND POLITICS – ART IN REVOLUTIONARY TIMES

DISCUSSION “DRAWING POLITICS, THE POLITICS OF DRAWING”

POLITICAL SCHOOL FOR ARTISTS (AND ALL INTERESTED)

Život umjetnosti nr. 97: Art and Social Movements

Jelena Petrović: Feminist Art Practice: The Temporary Zone of (Non-)participation

Margareta Kern and Valeria Graziano: bodies that can’t take anymore. images that can’t take anymore

Ana Vilenica: Art and the Housing Question

Mario Kikaš: The Art of Organization, or: On Democracy

Jasmina Cibic: FRUITS OF OUR LAND

Iva Marčetić: Workshop on Housing

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Ana Méndez de Andés

Petja Dimitrova & Can Gülcü

LIGNA

Nika Autor and Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić

Joanna Warsza and Dubravka Sekulić

Housing – From Right to Financialisation (and Back)

Kristina Leko and Judith Laister

Art and money

Representing Capital

Melanie Mohren and Bernhard Herbordt

Fokus grupa (Iva Kovač and Elvis Krstulović)

Chris Lee

Katharina Schlieben & Sønke Gau

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

The Bureau of Melodramatic Research

Beata Hock

Thomas Keenan and Ugo Vlaisavljević

Clare Butcher

Unexpected Encounters: Points of Intersection

Nora Sternfeld

Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen

Differentiated neighbourhoods of New Belgrade

Angel Nevarez

Matei Bejenaru

Carlos Motta

Judi Werthein

Apolonija Šušteršič

Iris Hoppe

Mika Hannula

Nina Möntmann

Tellervo Kalleinen

Martin Krenn

Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas

Elke Krasny

AAA

Geheimagentur

Isa Rosenberg

WochenKlausur

Park Fiction