The Tropen collective
Presentation of the artist in the residency program
Opening: Thursday | 20th February, 2020 | 4 p.m.
The Tropen collective consisting of the artists Ivan Syrov, Fabian Widukind Penzkofer and Moritz Zemsch started working together since the beginning of 2019. Their individual practices reach from curatorial work to performative interventions and happenings, as well as exploring sound and language.
Tropen’s main practice focuses on interdisciplinary and project-oriented work thus using the qualities of diversity and its confrontational aspects. This approach implies a hybrid between research, artistic engagement and curatorial challenges resulting in intuitive and spontaneous solutions. During their residential stay in Novi Sad they try to implement a sustainable international network of various artistic fields by organizing interventions in public spaces. The network itself manifests in an artistic work, which can be viewed in front of the MSUV.
Ivan Syrov (*1985 in Moscow, Russia) is a Stuttgart based artist working with sound, installation and performative methods. Currently studying at the State Academy of Fine Arts, he is also involved in several curatorial projects and took part in exhibitions throughout Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Serbia. His work revolves around psychological manipulation and social structures that are shaped by technology.
Moritz Zemsch (*1989 in Karlsruhe) is a practicing visual artist based in Stuttgart, Germany. After a period of studying Linguistics and German in Potsdam he joined the Sate Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart in 2017. In his work he mostly examines social relations in everyday life, next to various collaborative projects.
Fabian Widukind Penzkofer (*1991 in Schorndorf, Germany) is practicing visual arts and writing. Since 2017 he studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. Collaborating work is constantly a very important element of his work. He took part in exhibitions in Germany, Serbia, Austria and Bulgaria.
The presentation will be realized within the scope of the international project Risk Change supported by the European Union program "Creative Europe", the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the Provincial Secretariat for Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities.