until 08.04. | #1002ARTatBerlin | Galerie ŻAK | BRANICKA presents from 21th January 2017 with “Firm foundations” the first solo exhibition by the artist Jasmina Cibic in Berlin.
Cibic’s work seeks to establish dialogues between politically latent objects from diverse historical or linguistic and media spaces. Hers is a practice that addresses the ways in which visual language, art, architecture, and rhetoric are deployed and instrumentalised by political regimes, before investigating what happens to these fragments when the ideologies they endorse collapse.
Works from the series Architect’s Silhouette and Instructions, as well as the video work The Pavillion, the performative installation The Land In Which a Wide Space For National Progress Is Ensured and the sculptures that make up Firm Foundations, gesture towards the latent performative potential of props, backgrounds and scenographic elements drawn from the history of modern nation building. By turning the exhibition space into an expanded film or theatrical set, Cibic draws parallels between the construction of national culture and its use-value for political aims, embedding historical references and ready-mades as diverse as nationally representative aesthetics, architecture and cultural propaganda.
Gathering together these symbols and iconographies, Cibic’s projects present a synthesis of gesture, stagecraft and re-enactment. Instantiated in films and installations, hers is also an ongoing performative practice, an ‘enacted’ exercise in the dissection of statecraft.
Vernissage: Friday, 20th January 2017, 6 to 9 p.m. (the artist will be present) Performance will start at 7 p.m.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 21th January to Saturday, 08th April 2017Zu Zak | Branicka
Image caption: Jasmina Cibic, Show the Land in which a Wide Space for National Progress is Ensured, 2015, MSUM+, Ljubljana © the artist, courtesy ŻAK | BRANICKA, photo: Matevž Paternoster
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