Konstnärssamtal med Dušica Dražić

08 mars
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Välkomna till ett konstnärssamtal med Dušica Dražić!

Under våren med start i mars kommer vi att arbeta med ett nytt tema i Dome of Visions: Enriched by Earth. Jorden, planeten och myllan och det som finns under våra fötter är temat för en serie föreläsningar, utställningar och seminarier.

Dušica Dražić är en konstnär från Belgrad, Serbien som numera arbetar i Antwerpen. Hon arbetar med installationer, skulptur, video och performance. Hon är aktuell på utställningen History Unfolds på Historiska museet i Stockholm med sitt verk 10 Tons of Dust där hon utgår från museets enorma samling jordprover. Proverna är hämtade från olika arkeologiska utgrävningar utförda under 1800-talets andra hälft till 1990-talet.

I sitt konstnärskap återkommer on ofta till förhållandet mellan individen, staden och en plats utveckling. Hon ser på staden som en arkeologisk utgrävning där det går att hitta spår och föremål som berättar om hur kulturen och livet på en plats utvecklats och förändrats. Kulturen och platsen är inte fixerade företeelser utan i ständig förändring och det går att avläsa utveckling och förändringar i de normativa systemen.

En plats historia och olika tolkningar som kontrasterar varandra har alltid varit viktiga för henne, liksom hur konsten bidrar till den diskussionen. Detta finns inte minst med i hennes projekt Constructed Landscape som fokuserar på de skogar som formades mellan 1973 och 1988 i sydvästra Serbien och hur dessa skogar avspeglar de ekonomiska, sociala och ideologiska förändringarna under samma tidsperiod.

Hon arbetar multidisciplinnärt inom sitt konstnärskap med metoder lånade från sociologi, arkeologi, arkitektur och hennes konst präglas av ett vetenskapligt förhållningssätt.

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Welcome to an artist talk with Dušica Dražić!
8th of March at 5-6:30pm

March begins a new thematic in the Dome of Visions: Enriched by Earh. The planet Earth, soil and what is beneath our feet will be the topic for series of talks, exhibitions and seminars.

Dušica Dražić is a part of the current exhibition History Unfolds at Historiska museet in Stockholm. Here she shows her piece 10 Tons of Dust where she works with the museum’s huge collection of soil samples, collected at archeological sites starting in the 19th century.

Dušica Dražić is an artist born in Belgrade. In 2004, after obtaining a Master in Photography and Graphic Design from the University of Belgrade, Dražić continued her studies at the Bauhaus University in Weimar where in 2006 she received an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies. In the beginning of 2014 she moved to Antwerp, where she currently lives and works.

Dražić’s artistic field is installation, often compiled of sculpture, video and/or performance. Where her work is exposed plays an important role. It adds to the interpretation and the meaning of the work. Spaces shift between an uncontrolled space (rather then public space), a white cube and a book. This defines not only spacial frame, but it influences how public interacts with the work, what is their role within the work, it influences the level of the control over the work and how the authorship is being defined or even erased.

The issues that she explores within her artistic practice deal with the ambivalent interrelationship of the citizen and the city. Their mutual support and protectiveness, but also their isolation and destruction. Dražić searches for spaces of irregularity, difference, flexibility, intuition. She explores their transformation and rethinks them at the level of cultural continuity, symbolic irregularities and individual actions. An artwork exists in symbiosis with the site, it depends on it, it becomes a part of it. Often the identity of the place has a strong impact on the final form. The artwork is permanent but unstable intervention. It is not “a dropped sculpture”. It mimics the environment, adopting its main patterns and characteristics. At the same time it is being transformed with the site, while transforming the site. The “future” of the work is not controlled by the artist once it is placed in open. The work becomes a catalyst. It reflects possible behavioural patterns within the city. It is also a personal quest for possible temporary utopian structures on a small scale.

Dražić perceives the city as an archeological site, where one can find artefacts and traces that show how culture is constantly being renegotiated, redefined and transformed and how the borders and margins of public and private space are being recreated. How they do not exist as fixed parameters, but rather are in a state of constant flux. Within this realm she is analysing evaluation and normative systems. Dražić is intrigued how and by whom they are created and changed, who is responsible for their implementation and dismiss. She is specially interested in what we refer to as a marginal and cornered, in a failure, unwanted, in what has to be erased, demolished, expelled…

The history of the place and opposing interpretations of the same past were always in the foreground of her work. She is interested in how art is contributing to this discussion. This is reflected in her long term project “Constructed Landscape” that looks at anthropogenic forests created in the period between 1973 and 1988 in southwestern Serbia, asking how the aesthetic transformations of a landscape can give us means to observe and analyse the economical, social and ideological changes of the times.

Her approach is also multidisciplinary. Dražić works together with people from different fields such as, social studies, archeology, architecture, … and consciously looks for the overlap these fields have with the arts. Often the complexity of the subject entails a combination of scientific and artistic approaches, that fosters transdisciplinary approach. While sharing knowledge and expertise within different fields, confronting different professions, various individual positions poetic, magical and humane elements start to surface. They appear to be a possible suggestion for alternative actions.



08 mars


17:00 - 18:30

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