Another Artworld: Manifestations and Conditions of Equity in Visual Arts

Sunday, December 6th, 2020 | News

 

Artist and independent researcher Mirjana Batinić presented my work, together with Evelin Stermitz, Aleksandra Gruden, and Neli Ružić at the international conference Another Artworld: Manifestations and Conditions of Equity in Visual Arts which took place online on 3th and 4th December 2020.

The conference was organized by the UNESCO Chair for Cultural Policy and Management of the University of the Arts in Belgrade in cooperation with the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia. The aim of the conference was to initiate discussion on principles of democratic governance and decision-making models in the field of visual arts, as a topic that has been neglected in the public and scientific discourse, with the desire to broaden knowledge and consider possibilities of its implementation.

The conference program is designed to open a discussion on the questions: what are the features of the essentially democratic functioning of the contemporary visual arts system? What would be the definition of art in such a system, and what would be the position of the artist? What would be principles to organize production, ie. what would be the decision-making methods and how would the division of labour be organized? What existing examples (historical and current) are contributing to the comprehensive decentralization and democratization of the visual arts field? How do the systems of contemporary visual arts vary within different socio-politically organized societies or smaller communities? What models of organization and management at the micro and macro levels (which will develop a horizontal, substantive democratic approach) could be applied in the future?

More:
anotherartworld.org
facebook.com/anotherartworldconference

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Presentation by Mirjana Batinić: Artistic and cultural practice: Q&A

 

Artistic and cultural practice: Q&A (abstract)

This paper addresses the theoretical and methodological questions related to artistic and cultural practice and will focus on case studies of several contemporary artists from Slovenia, Croatia and Austria who run art institutes, creative factories, art galleries, online television programming, or are also active as part of an art collective. These are: Lenka Đorojević (Montenegro/Slovenia); team Lenka Đorojević and Matej Stupica (Slovenia); Vesna Bukovec (Slovenia); art group KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič) and Zavod Kolektiva (Kolektiva Institute; an NGO curating and producing international video exhibitions) (Slovenia); Neli Ružić (Croatia) who established Gallery Škola in Split and was its first leader; Andrea Knezović (Croatia) who is founder and creative director at Cultured Attitudes – a creative factory that curates ideas; Aleksandra Gruden (Slovenia) who run Video Evenings in Maribor; and Evelin Stermitz (Austria) who runs an online television programming presenting Art and Feminism – ArtFem.TV. These artists will be asked about the impact that different organizational models can have on the position of the artist, the value and function of the work of art, the development of artistic production, collective work, and self-organization in artistic and cultural practice.

Keywords: case study, artistic, cultural practice

Mirjana Batinić is engaged in post-media art, theory and philosophy of art. She studied at academies of fine arts in Split (Croatia) and Ljubljana (Slovenia). She gained a PhD from the field of philosophy and theory of visual culture. Her research interests are post-media art, film and video, aesthetics, theory of arts, and philosophy. She exhibited internationally at 22 solo and numerous group exhibitions and festivals, such as Ars Electronica, Gallery Kapelica Ljubljana, Prima Center Berlin, etc. She is an author of peer-reviewed scientific publications in the field of theory, philosophy and art history, and has participated at internationally established academic conferences (Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts Ljubljana; Sorbonne University Paris; University of Malta; University of Wroclaw; Mamuta Art & Media Center Jerusalem), and gave numerous theoreticallyreflective lectures and invited presentations (UMAS Arts Academy Split, Croatia; MCAST Art-Science-Technology College Malta).
cargocollective.com/mirjanabatinic

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Vesna Bukovec is a contemporary visual artist based in Slovenia.

She is a member of the art group KOLEKTIVA

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