The exhibition by Jasmina Cibic at Apoteka is organized in the framework of year-long programming “This is not a Museum”, bringing together artistic positions that deal with issues of (re)presentation, exhibiting and institutions of art, by the works of artists that are re-working tensions between the space, the observer and the observed.
The project is curated by Branka Bencic.
Films and videos by Jasmina Cibic are constructed around the idea of architecture and discourse that she produces. The artist centres her exploration around the ways in which architecture can become an embodiment of national ideologies, identities and representations of power. Her work and creative process are linked to a place and a context. It is performative and it uses a wide array of mediums and stage techniques in order to redefine and reconsider the exitsing environment and its policy.
In her recent film Building desire / The Pavillion (2015) the artist continues her interest in how the politics of representation is reflected in the shaping and building of desire tied to political power. Following her recognizable work method of re-contextualizing historical subjects the artist has built her film around a mirroring effect of two specific architectural objects designed in 1929 and 1927 respectively. These are the national pavilion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia at the Barcelona EXPO, designed by the Serbian modernist architect Dragiša Brašovan, and the house for Josephine Baker, designed by Adolf Loos, which remained unrealized. Project premiered at MSUV Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina.
Solo exhibition by Jasmina Cibic at Apoteka runs after Pula Film Festival side program Cinemaniac > Think film 2016:
FORUM: Jasmina Cibic and Assaf Gruber
10. 7. – 16. 7. MMC Luka, Pula + Pula Film Festival
Jasmina Cibic (b.Ljubljana 1979) lives and works in London. Cibic works in performance, instalation and film, employing a range of activity, media and theatrical tactics to redefine or reconsider an existent environment and its politics.
Her solo exhibitions include the Slovene Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennial, Richter Collection MSU Zagreb, MGLC Ljubljana, Ludwig Museum Budapest, MSUB Belgrade. Cibic’s films have recently been screened at CCA Laznia, City Gallery Wellington, HKW Berlin, MSU Zagreb, Gaîté Lyrique Paris and Copenhagen Int. Documentary Film Festival.