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No Nails, No PedestalsGO! Practising theory -
Art & Life

Performative lecture and discussion in
the framework of 12th festival Red Dawns 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2001, at 8 pm
SCCA Project Room, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana

Rdeče Zore 2011MonokelThe event is a part of the twelfth edition of international feminist and queer Red Dawns festival (8.-11. March 2011), taking place in Metelkova city.

Day before the lecture and discussion the artistic Tandem GioGio will have a performance entitled Blow Job on March 9, 2011 at 8 pm in the club Monokel.

Performans Blow job

Tandem GioGio (Inga Cholmogorova & Michal Jurys)

To elaborate upon the subject of practicing theory from the artist’s point of view, first of all we would like to give a short insight into the work of one of the most influential and controversial artists of the 20th century - Joseph Beuys. His work was the medium to transgress the boundaries of established art forms and to bring the creative intention into the world through action. Marcel Duchamp was revolutionary using artistic strategies and the way of thinking to incorporate the reality (readymades) into the art to challenge the foundation of art as a concept and transgress aesthetical and value system. However Joseph Beuys was using his art as a vehicle to share the artistic way of thinking to change and shape the reality we live in. "Everybody is an artist" is his saying to support the idea of the "social sculpture". This is the edge where fine art meets social design and in our understanding is closer to the Eastern concept of art that the Western tradition. Is it a time for a radical transformation in art and life? What we are interested to articulate is, could the social sculpture be the radical movement at the end of the postmodernist era or would it remain an utopia and why? Is there a possibility of an absolute certainty, negated by the postmodernists, and production of art, which empowers people and becomes a catalyst for the transformation of the mind?


Giorgina - Inga Cholmogorova (Litva)
Inga Cholmogorova was born (1975) in Lithuania, where she grew up and lived till 1999 when she moved to Amsterdam to study. After studying journalism and completing her MA degree in International Communication, she turned to art photography, studying at the Amsterdam Centrum voor Fotografie (ACF) and the Foto Academie Fotogram.
Currently she lives and works in Amsterdam, where she has completed MA degree at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2008). She organizes solo shows and takes part in various group exhibitions in Holland and abroad.
Inga Cholmogorova about her work: “I work on location and through the analyses and interpretation of a given space I make site & context specific works, which result in installations or performances. What I try to do on each site is to make something that is already there present in a way that it becomes experienceable for the public. I create site responsive environments for an experience and possible interaction of the visitors, inviting them to alter their perception to be able to discover new aspects of the given reality by taking an active part in production of meaning.”
More info: http://www.cholmogorova.com

Giorgio - Michal Jurys (1978, Poland) is a visual artist, graduated 2010 from Fine arts on G. Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam). He lives and works in Amsterdam. In his work he investigates the relation between individual and the structures surrounding him.
More info: http://www.gerritrietveldacademie.nl/nl/eindexamens/2010/beeldende-kunst/michal-jurys

Organization and production: KUD Mreža, Masarykova 24, 1000 Ljubljana

The lecture and discussion are organized in cooperation with SCCA-Ljubljana.

[Published March 4, 2011]



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Contemporary art
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