Opening: Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 7 p.m.
Curators: Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Tijana Filipov
Katarina Šević and Gergely László (member of the collective Tehnica Schweiz) have worked together on several occasions. They realize their projects through groups of objects, accompanied by performative situations and events, combined usually with text and narration. They are propelled by the surrounding social dichotomies of today, and their artistic methodologies are based on complex working processes with the occasional use of archived documents. They are interested in alternative formulas of knowledge and their works carry critical and political potential.
Both artists exhibited internationally in solo and group shows including: OFF-Biennale Budapest; Le 19 CRAC, Monbelliard; acb Gallery, Budapest; Play Time, Rennes Biennale, Rennes; New Museum, New York; Kunsthaus, Dresden; Secession, Vienna; Witte de With, Rotterdam; 21er Haus, Vienna; ISCP, New York; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Apexart, New York. (www.katarinasevic.com, www.tehnicaschweiz.com)
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 7 p.m.
February 22nd – April 1st, 2018
Expert guide: Friday, February 23rd, 2018, 6 p.m.
Curators: An Paenhuysen and Sanja Kojić Mladenov
Production: Goethe-Institut, Belgrade, IFA, Berlin and Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad
The current exhibition on Rosemarie Trockel is part of a series of monographic exhibitions in the Institut's program that includes Sigmar Polke, Georg Baselitz and Gerhard Richter. This not only illustrates the standing that accrues to the artist's work within contemporary art. The artistic positions of the elder colleagues also, in a cryptic way, form the programmatic starting point for Rosemarie Trockel's concepts.
An art scene that has been largely male-dominated, even into the 1980s, spurs Rosemarie Trockel to dissent. She persistently formulates counterpositions in which she confronts the male artist-genius with feminine roles and subject matter. The various groups of works reflect her standpoint within a decidedly feminine artistic realm and are unstinting in their fundamental critique of the prevailing art system.