ARTIST TALK WITH SINIŠA ILIĆ

Online artist talk & conversation:
Siniša Ilić, Ivana Marjanović (director of Kunstraum Innsbruck) and Sabina Sabolović / WHW (director of Kunsthalle Wien)
October 8, 2020 @19:00 (GMT-2, Vienna)

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By visualizing a possible memory of 100 revolutions that suggests orientation in times of disorientation and the impossibility of drawing stable geo-political borders in a continuously changing world, Siniša Ilić’s art work traces the fragile conditions of our life.
The starting point for the artist talk is the current solo exhibition Un_controlled Territories at Kunstraum Innsbruck, which is Siniša Ilić’s first solo show in the German-speaking region. Besides this, the artist talk will also tackle other projects in the field of visual arts and theater that Siniša Ilić has been involved in, including his collaborations with the curatorial collective What, How and for Whom / WHW.

Siniša Ilić was born in 1977 in Belgrade. He holds a BA and MA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade. He is the co-founder of TkH (Walking Theory), an art and theory platform initiated by a group of theoreticians and artists in late 2000 in Belgrade. Ilić has showed his works in former Yugoslavia as well as international spaces, among other at the Tate Modern; Georges Pompidou Center, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Belgrade; Gallery Nova, Zagreb. He has participated in numerous theater projects and residencies, and received various awards.

What, How & for Whom/WHW is a curatorial collective formed in 1999 and based in Zagreb and Berlin. Its members are Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović, and designer and publicist Dejan Kršić. Since 2003 WHW collective has been running the program of Gallery Nova, a city-owned gallery in Zagreb.
Since the first exhibition in 2000, WHW curated numerous international projects, among which are Collective Creativity, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 2005; 11th Istanbul Biennial What Keeps Mankind Alive?, Istanbul, 2009; and One Needs to Live Self-Confidently…Watching, Croatian pavilion at 54th Venice Biennial, 2011. Recent projects include My Sweet Little Lamb, (everything we see can also be otherwise), (co-curated with Kathrin Rhomberg), various locations in Zagreb, 2016/2017; Everything we see could also be otherwise (My sweet little lamb), (co-curated with Kathrin Rhomberg and Emily Pethick), The Showroom, London, 2017; Želimir Žilnik: Shadow citizens, Edit Russ Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg; 2nd Industrial Art Biennial, On the shoulders of the fallen giants, Rijeka, Pula, Labin, Raša, Vodnjan, 2018…

In 2018 WHW launched a new international study program for emerging artists called WHW Akademija, based in Zagreb. In March 2019 members of WHW Ivet Ćurlin, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović were appointed as artistic directors of Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna. WHW as a collective continues working in Zagreb with collective activities coordinated by WHW member Ana Dević.

LINKS:
ORIENTATION IN 100 REVOLUTIONS: ACTION IN PUBLIC SPACE, KUNSTRAUM INNSBRUCK