[spectre] Lindart news: Grzinic in Tirana

Lindart lindart@albmail.com
Wed, 17 Apr 2002 16:49:38 +0200

Lindart News

Two lectures in Tirana, Albania by the Slovenian doctor of philosophy
Marina Grzinic.

In the frame of the project =93To be that means to imagine=94, organized by =
woman poet Luljeta Lleshanaku, in collaboration with Cultural Center
Lindart and the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana, on Saturday, 20 April
2002, at the hours 18.00 p.m. in the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana the
first lecture: Radical practices in art: Slovenia and neighbours.

The second lecture is to be held in the Cultural Center Lindart, on Sunday,
April 21st.

Are invited to participate artists, writers, students, sociologists, art
historians and critics.

The project is financed by the Open Society Foundation Soros in Albania.

Marina Grzinic Mauhler is doctor of philosophy and
 works as researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU
 (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art=
 in Ljubljana. She also works as a freelance media theorist, art critic and
 curator. Marina Grzinic has been involved with video art since 1982. In
 collaboration with Aina Smid she has produced more than 30 video art
 projects, a short film, numerous video and media installations, Internet
 websites and an interactive CD-ROM (ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany). Marina Grzini=
 has published hundreds of articles and essays and 8 books. Grzinic took par=
 in the Apex Art Residency Program, New York, April 2001. Her last book is
 Marina Grzinic, Fiction Reconstructed. Eastern Europe, Post-socialism and
 The Retro-avant- garde, Edition Selene in collaboration with Springerin,
 Vienna, 2000.

1. Lecture: Radical practices in art: Slovenia and neighbours;

In the lecture she will focus on some selected artists and projects from the
 so-called former east of Europe. What she is interested in is the "internal
  re-articulation," being engendered beyond the neo-colonial positions of th=
 West, when the recycling of different histories does not refer to Western
  but to Eastern positions and conditions. An alternative history of the Eas=
 signifies a demand for the redefinition of this relation within contemporar=
 constructions and relations of power. The lecture will be accompanied by
 slide presentation of works taken into a detailed discussion and with
 selected video excerpts.

2.  Lecture: Women, poetics, politics and video;
it will be about video art in the Balkans and women works especially in
 this field and from this territory. The lecture will not focused some much =
 femininity, but on strategically inventions and approaches by women artists=