DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art in collaboration with the CCA presents a lecture performance by Jasmina Cibic.
In this lecture performance, artist Jasmina Cibic will discuss her new exhibition, Everything That You Desire and Nothing That You Fear. In this exhibition, created expressly for DHC/ART’s gallery spaces and the Montreal context, Cibic studies the connection between the former Yugoslavia and its participation in world exhibitions, including Montreal’s Expo 67 as well as other major examples of state-sanctioned art and architectural projects from European modernity, to explore ‘soft power’ and statecraft.
The artist will discuss a series of projects, which present a synthesis of gesture, stagecraft and re-enactment. Realized in films and installations, these works consist of an ongoing performative practice, an ‘enacted’ exercise in the dissection of statecraft, drawing together primary archival sources, reconfigurations of political rhetoric and ideologically tainted architectural spaces. This willful overwriting creates shifting meanings and highlights historical uncertainties and untruths, especially in the gendering of the past. The talk will play a double game, at once decoding mechanisms of power while building new allegorical structures.
Please note that the lecture performance will be in English. Limited number of seats: first come, first seated.
Jasmina Cibic was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1979. She studied at the Accademia di Bella Arti in Venice and completed an MFA at Goldsmiths in 2006. In 2013 Cibic represented Slovenia at the Venice Biennial with her project For Our Economy and Culture. Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at BALTIC Gateshead, Museum Haus Esters Krefeld, Aarhus 2017, Esker Foundation Calgary, MSU Zagreb, MOCA Belgrade, MSUV Novi Sad, MGLC Ljubljana, and Ludwig Museum Budapest. She has also taken part in group exhibitions at MoMA, CCS BARD, MUMA, Guangdong Museum of Art China, Ambika P3 London, Pera Museum Istanbul, La Panacée Montpellier, City Gallery Wellington, MSUM Ljubljana, and MNHA Luxembourg. Cibic’s films have been screened at SALT Istanbul, Pula Film Festival, HKW Berlin, CCA Laznia, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris, Dokfest Kassel, and Copenhagen International Documentary Festival. In 2016 Cibic was the winner of the MAC International Ulster Bank and Charlottenborg Fonden awards, and in 2018 she was shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award.
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Tear Down and Rebuild, 2015
Courtesy of the artist