Normals Facing Inwards: Aleksandra Domanović and Contemporary Sculpture
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Lecture by Lina Džuverović in the Institute's seminar room, starting at 6pm
During the final week of our current exhibition Aleksandra Domanović: Votives, Lina Džuverović (Reading University) approaches some of the themes and ideas behind the exhibition in this evening lecture.
Taking Domanović’s interest in both the development of technology and the history of vernacular cultures in the former Yugoslavia, Lina Džuverović draws parallels between the unregulated, chaotic developments of urban spaces and the incongruities of the fast-shifting nature of the Internet. Through an exploration of edges, informal and improvised spaces and activities, the unregulated, the obsolete, illegal or malfunctioning, this talk explores the intersections between networked technologies, urban spaces and contemporary sculpture.
Lina Džuverović is an independent curator and Lecturer in the Fine Art Department at the University of Reading. Formerly, Lina was Artistic Director at Calvert 22 Foundation (2011-14) and founding Director of Electra (2003-11), a London-based commissioning organisation. Prior to this she held curatorial positions at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Lux Centre. Her curatorial projects include Monuments Should Not Be Trusted (Nottingham Contemporary, 2016); Sanja Iveković - Unknown Heroine (South London Gallery and Calvert 22, 2013); IRWIN - Time For A New State & NSK Folk Art (Calvert 22, 2012); 27 Senses (Chisenhale Gallery, 2010); Favoured Nations: Momentum 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art (2009) and Her Noise (South London Gallery, 2005). Most recently Džuverović completed an AHRC-funded PhD between the Royal College of Art and Tate, within Tate’s ‘Global Pop’ research project. Her research continues to focus on artistic practices in the former Yugoslavia in the 1960s and 1970s in relation to the development of artistic subjectivity within Yugoslav self-management.
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