Kibla's Webinar Series
Kibla's Webinar Series
November – December 2020
We are pleased to announce Kibla's online seminars, a series of four online seminars and reading groups, moderated by curator and critic Irena Borić, in collaboration with various artists. The purpose of webinars is to create a space for joint reflection, discussion, and knowledge exchange. The content of all four meetings will be related to selected exhibitions of international artists, which we held at the KiBela Gallery and artKIT this year.
All meetings will be held through the online platform ZOOM. The language of the webinar will be adjusted according to the participants (Slovenian or English). The webinars are intended for a broad audience, and no prior knowledge is expected from the participants. We kindly recommend that participants read the proposed texts in advance (available in Slovene or English). We ask that you send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your participation and the text. Registration is for informational purposes only and is not binding.
You are welcome to join us!
From Quarantine with Love (Jelena Vesić)
Thursday, November 19, at 6 p.m.
The first meeting of KIBLA's Reading Circles will take place on Thursday, November 19, at 6 p.m. We will begin with the text by Jelena Vesić, written for the particular publication Work from self-isolation, which accompanied the solo exhibition by Sanja Iveković. In the text, the author emphasizes three types of work evoked by Sanja Iveković - “homework as a school task, work from home as a highly represented and popular“ work from home" and housework or“ work in the house ”- traditional female, invisible and unpaid. ” We will discuss the mentioned concepts in the context of Sanja Iveković and other artists' artistic practice.
The Bag as a Theory of Fiction (Ursula le Guin) and Tentacular Thinking (Donna Haraway)
Thursday, November 26, at 6 p.m.
The second meeting will take place on Thursday, November 26, at 6 p.m. Selected texts by Ursula le Guin and Donne Haraway highlight the importance of storytelling and collective thinking concerning nature and technology. As Ursula le Guin writes: “Science fiction, if properly conceived, means, like any serious fiction, however funny it may be, an attempt to describe what happens, what people feel and do, how they relate to all other things in this vast bag, this belly of the universe, in this womb of the things that will be, and in the tomb of the things that were, in this story without an end. ” The texts will be read in connection with the exhibition “MycoMythologies. The Myth of Breaking ”is written by the intermedia artist Saša Spačal, who will moderate this meeting with Irena Borić.
Third meeting / TBA / November 30, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Virginia Wolf's "Own Room" and Selma Selman's "A Pink Room of Her Own."
The third meeting will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 6 p.m. This time, the content will be related to the artistic practice of Selma Selman, an internationally renowned artist of the younger generation. The discussion will be based on Virginia Wolf's literary work Own Room and video documentation of Selma Selman's performance, A Pink Room of Her Own. We will look for connections between the two parts, which have been separated for almost a century. Both works problematize the circumstances of women's creation, which are often difficult or impossible due to poverty, economic, social, and general inequality, education, care for home and children.
Fourth meeting / TBA / December 7, 2020 at 6 p.m.
A series of reading circles and conversations with artists is part of Kibla's non-formal education program, supported by the Ministry of Culture.
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