Art workshop Lazareti, Frana Supila 8, Dubrovnik
OPENING: 09.09.2020 at 7 p.m.
DURATION: 10.09. – 13.09.2020., from 5 to 9 p.m.
EMAP – European Media Art Platform is a network of 11 European cultural institutions and media art organisations that give production grants to emerging European media artists. Within the network, 11 new media art projects are being produced annually. The “Quarantine” exhibition presents KONTEJNER’s selection of art works that have been produced from 2018 until today.
The works within the „Quarantine“ exhibition are based on natural sciences and cybernetics. Profusely detailed and vastly imaginative, these works conceptualize the frail balance of cohabitation of living beings on Earth. Inspired, on the one hand, by latest scientific research, and the imaginings of posthuman subjectivity, as well as political and ethical assessments about the future, on the other, these works frequently venture into exciting and experimental theories. By addressing issues such as pollution, interspecies communication, climate change, the posthuman body and the Anthropocene, the works underscore the need for new values and ethical principles. The selected artists are far from being indifferent to life, rather, they create their own visions and narratives, thus integrating the long-disconnected notions of nature and the human.
Curators: Olga Majcen Linn and Tereza Teklić (KONTEJNER).
PARTICIATING ARTISTS | Anna Dumitriu & Alex May (UK): Archaeabot, Daniela Mitterberger & Tiziano Derme (MAEID Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst) (AT): The Eye of the Other III “On Flowers”, Kat Austen (UK/DE): Stranger to the Trees, Quimera Rosa (ES/AR/FR): Trans*Plant: an OncoMouse™ journey, Robertina Šebjanič (SI) & Gjino Šutić (HR): aqua_forensic, Taavi Suisalu (EE): Waiting for the light
PARTNERS: UR Institute, Art workshop Lazareti
SUPPORTED BY | Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb – Municipal Office for Culture, Kultura Nova Foundation, National Foundation for Civil Society Development