Start Up Lectures 2019-20
Fellows 2019-20: Presentations and Exhibition Opening
The Start Up Lectures of the Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2019-20 will take place in Büchsenhausen on Friday, 11th October 2019, at 19.00.
In this context the new Fellows will introduce themselves and their work, and provide some insight into their respective proposals for the coming months.
• Anna DASOVIĆ
Before the Fall there was no Fall: Thinking and acting between preenactment and reenactment
• KURS (Mirjana Radovanović and Miloš Miletić)
Lessons in Defense: On the Culture of the Partisan Movement
• Lena Ditte NISSEN
• Airi TRIISBERG
Activist Biographies in Eastern Europe
The Opening exhibition will present works by the current Büchsenhausen Fellows Anna Dasović, KURS (Miloš Miletić and Mirjana Radovanović), Lena Ditte Nissen and Airi Triisberg
Friday, 11th October 2019, 19.00
Duration of the Exhibition:
14. October 2019 – 23. January 2020
Anna DASOVIĆ’s artistic practice focuses on the rhetorical structures that make genocidal violence visible and those deployed to obscure politically inconvenient aspects of such conflicts. She asks: What ideological narratives do representations of violence participate in on a structural level? What forms of trauma are such documents unable to cope with, either in the legislative arena or when constitutive of the archive, in both sense of a physical place and as metaphor of collective humiliation and remorse? Though Dasović studied photography, and although her installations and videos retain an element of formal precision, she now works in a broadly interdisciplinary manner. Her methodology involves archival research, fieldwork, interviews, and bibliographic research.
Dasović was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2017-2018. She is a member of Collection Collective, Template for a Future Model of Representation, a group that explores the present-day crisis of collection-based institutions of contemporary art and identifies potential in a model of (art) collection that is simultaneously assembled, owned and run by artists and other cultural producers. Her work has been exhibited in Bergen Assembly, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMA) Algiers, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade and the Dutch Photomuseum in Rotterdam. She has previously been artist in residence at MAMA Algiers, Celeia Centre for Contemporary Art Celje Slovenia, Casa Tres Patios in Medellín and Residencia en La Tierra in Montenegro Colombia amongst others.
Mirjana RADOVANOVIĆ and Miloš MILETIĆ jointly practice visual art and research as KURS. In their work they explore how artistic practice can contribute to — and become an integral part of — various social movements. They often use archival material as a starting point, in combination with revolutionary poetry and prose and the visual language of progressive movements from the past. Most often they produce murals, illustrations and various printed materials including newspapers, posters, graphics. They are guided by the idea that the content they produce should be didactic and accessible to the wider public.
Projects that KURS realized in recent years are, among others: the research Lessons in Defense conducted in 2016 and 2017 on cultural activity within the People’s Liberation Movement; the mural Solidarity—to the International Brigades in Belgrade, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the International Brigades; the mural Struggle, Knowledge, Equality in Belgrade, on the occasion of the Students’ Day; the mural 20th October on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade; the mural Factory to the Workers at the Itas-Prvomajska factory in Ivanec, Croatia as part of the 13th Urban Festival; a residency in Chile at the AIR Casa Poli; the participation in the Persona Non Grata program in Ankara, organized by the AsiKeçi Collective; and the mural What Do We Know About Solidarity during the Qalandiya Biennial 2018 in Palestine.
The Danish-German artist and filmmaker Lena Ditte NISSEN (1987*, Munich) studied film and media art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Her films, performances and installations have been shown at international institutions and film festivals such as the Museo de Arte Moderno Rio de Janeiro, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Museo del Banco de la República Bogotá, ACUD MACHT NEU in Berlin, the film museum in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, KAI10 Athena Foundation, Rubenstein Art Center, CCA Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi, the International Film Festivals in Edinburgh and Belo Horizonte, the CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, WNDX Festival of Moving Image, 25FPS Zagreb, Festival de nouveau cinéma Montréal and the Anthology Film Archive NYC amongst others. Lena has been in residence at SOMA Mexico, LIGHT CONE in Paris and lugar a dudas in Cali, Colombia.
In addition to her artistic career, Ditte Nissen has also curated various film and video programs since 2013 that have been shown at international venues including Cinemateca Nacional de Colombia and the FAR OFF fair for contemporary art in Cologne, Germany. In 2018 she held a studio scholarship at Bonner Kunstverein together with Alisa Berger, with whom she works in the artist-duo bergernissen.
Airi TRIISBERG is an independent curator, writer and educator based in Tallinn. She is interested in issues related to gender and sexualities, illness/health and dis/abilities, self-organization and collective care practices, struggles against precarious working conditions in the art field and beyond. Her practice is often located at the intersection of political education, self-organization and knowledge production. One of her ongoing research interests focuses on historical and contemporary moments when experiences of living with illness or disability have been politicized in order to express social critique. In 2015 she curated Get Well Soon!, an exhibition presenting artistic re-articulations of social imaginaries rooted in the radical movements of the 1970s. Another strand in her practice focuses on precarious labor and art workers organizing. In 2010-2012 she was an active member in the art workers movement in Tallinn. In 2015 she co-published the book Art Workers – Material Conditions and Labour Struggles in Contemporary Art Practice together with Minna Henriksson and Erik Krikortz.
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