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 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.

Virginia Wolf's "Own Room" and Selma Selman's "A Pink Room of Her Own."

November 30, 2020, at 6 p.m.

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.

"Is the internet dead?" (Hito Steyerl)

Guest: Dina Karadžić
Monday, 7 December 2020, at 6 p.m.

In this webinar we will get acquainted with the artistic practice of Dina Karadžić, who works in the field of visual, digital, and online art. The discussion will be based on a text by artist and theorist Hito Steyerl, Is the Internet Dead? and focuses on contemporary virtual worlds. At this meeting, we will discuss the text in which the author points out: "Is the internet dead? This is not a metaphorical question. It does not suggest that the internet is dysfunctional, useless, or out of fashion. It asks what happened to the internet after it stopped being a possibility. The question is very literally whether it is dead, how it died, and whether anyone killed it."

Dina Karadžić
lives and works in Zagreb and online.  In 2012 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (MFA). She has been a member of the Croatian Society of Fine Artists (HDLU) since 2011 and a member of the Croatian Society of Self-Employed Artists (HZSU) since 2018. Since 2014, she has been leading the Format C art organization (an organization that focuses on digital art, multimedia experiments, and collective creation). She actively (co) operates in the field of new media art; initiates events and exhibits in the fields of visual, digital, and online art.

Webinar with Maja Hodošček

Monday, 21 December 2020, at 6 p.m.

As part of this seminar, we will get acquainted with the artistic practice of Maja Hodošček, an artist who, in her work, deals notions of performance, behaviour, and modes of learning. The discussion will be based upon the text of the philosopher and theorist Byung Chul-Han, The Crisis of Freedom (Crisis of Freedom), published in the book Psychopolitics. Neoliberalism and new technologies of power. We will talk about work on an emotional level and continuous performance/productivity as an integral aspect of today's work. As the author says: "Nowadays, we do not deem ourselves subjugated subjects but rather projects: always refashioning and reinventing ourselves. A sense of freedom attends passing from the state of the subject to that of a project.”

Maja Hodošček
(1984) is an author of video works, installations, initiates workshops, and curates exhibitions. Her practice is research-based and experimental, focusing on performance, behavior, and modes of learning. She finished her MA at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, NL. Her work was shown widely on international group exhibitions such as Hidden Curriculum,, Bratislava; Silence is Deafness Here, Gallery Podroom, Belgrade; Beyond the Globe, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, South by South East, Guangdong Times Museum, China; Pipe Dream, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Travelling Communiqué, Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade. She presented her work on solo exhibitions in Dom omladine, Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art – MSUM, Ljubljana, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, ŠKUC Gallery Ljubljana, Gallery Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, etc. In 2020 she received the national award Rihard Jakopič for artistic achievements, and in 2010 she won OHO Award. She was an artist in residence in Tabakalera – International Centre for Contemporary Culture in San Sebastian (2019) and ISCP New York (2010).


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