MAY 23 — 26, 2024


ARTWALK: A walk through artists' knowledge
Curated by Zdenka Badovinac

@Meeting Point: Trg francoske revolucije 7, Library of the Institute of Culture and Memory Studies ZRC SAZU (2nd floor)

Zdenka Badovinac's Artwalk will bring us to the Institute for Culture and Memory Studies of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), more precisely to the ambience of its library, where participants will meet Borut Vogelnik (IRWIN) and Đejmi Hadrović, members of two different generations of artists.

The work of both artists goes beyond aesthetic categories, as it also serves as a framework for the production of a different kind of knowledge, namely knowledge about our region in it's broader and narrower sense. Borut Vogelnik, with the IRWIN group, has been working on self-historicisation within the context of Eastern Europe since the early 1990s, while Đejmi Hadrović's work builds a narrative of collective trauma through confrontations with the stories and pain of individuals.

The context of the ZRC SAZU serves as a meeting point for two forms of knowledge: the artists' knowledge generated through their artistic research and science, or more precisely, the culture and memory studies from the area of the former Yugoslavia.

Zdenka Badovinac is a curator and writer. From 1993 to 2020, she was the Director of the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana (MG+MSUM). From 2022 to 2023 she was Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb (MSU). She currently works as an independent curator, author and international consultant.

Her most recent exhibition is Sanja Iveković, Works of Heart (1974-2022), Kunsthalle, Vienna, (2022) and MSU in Zagreb (2023). Her most recent books are Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe (Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, 2019 and Unannounced Voices: Curatorial Practice and Changing Institutions (Sternberg Press / Thoughts on Curating), 2022.

Founding member of L'Internationale.

President of CIMAM, International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art, 2010–13.

Places are limited. Registration required at hello@ljubljanaartweekend.com.
Artwalk will be in English..