Normals Facing Inwards: Aleksandra Domanović and Contemporary Sculpture

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


In this evening lecture, Lina Džuverović (Reading University) discusses the work of Aleksandra Domanović.

Taking Domanovic’s interest in both the development of technology and the history of vernacular cultures in the former Yugoslavia, this talk 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, the talk explores the intersection between networked technologies, urban spaces and contemporary sculpture.

Lina Džuverović is an independent curator and Lecturer at 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. 

Selected 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 Lina 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. 

This event is free of charge and open to all, but booking is advised. For more information please contact Adam Townend, our Research Programme Assistant, or book a place using the form below.


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