POLITICS, ART, SOCIETY - Marina Gržinić and Rubia Salgado in conversation
Marina Gržinić will talk about the exhibition that is at view in the next 2 months (until mid of July 2017) at the Kunstraum Lakeside in Klagenfurt.
The exhibition presents about 4 hours of experimental videos that Marina Gržinić did in collaboration with Aina Šmid. They started to work with videos and experimental subcultural possibilities of the moving images in the time of socialism in 1982 in Ljubljana and are still active until today. Therefore is not surprising that the subtitle of the exhibition is Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid, 35 years of work REVISITED.
The main title is as well provocative as says: RADICAL CONTEMPORANEITY. The curator of the show is Aneta Stojnić from Belgrade. She is curator and theoretician.
The exhibition is nevertheless a departure for a talk not only on Gržinić and Šmid work but on the state of politics and art today and the possibilities of art for a political emancipatory activation in the time of social ghettoization of migrants and refugees through social racism and abandonment. And as they are not just powerless, the question is, if art in the time of a major depoliticization, can provide a platform for alliances and counter strategies.
Marina Gržinić is professor at the academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 2003, she is theoretician and artist. Rubia Salgado is a prominent figure in Linz, has worked as adult educator, cultural worker and author in self-organized contexts. The focus of her work lies in the critical educational and cultural work field in the migration society. She is co-founder and associate of maiz—Autonomous Center for and by Migrant Women in Linz, conceived with the aim of improving the living and working conditions of migrants in Austria.
Interview with Marina Gržinić: http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/interviews-sp-837925570/796-what-mat...
Live gesendet am 25. Mai 2017