Dušica Dražić

Country ...................... Serbia
City ............................. Antwerpen (BEL)
Category .................... Installation, Film
Recommended by frei_raum Q21 exhibition space
Period of stay ............ Jan 18

www.dusicadrazic.com
Dušica Dražić is an artist and curator that explores spaces of irregularity that carry strong political meaning. She analyses their transformation and rethinks them at the level of cultural continuity. The history of the place and opposing interpretations of the same past were always in the foreground of her work. Often the complexity of the subject entails a combination of scientific and artistic approaches, that fosters transdisciplinary approach. Dražić was awarded “Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos” Award and “Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea” Award in 2010. She was a resident at IASPIS, Stockholm (2015), KulturKontakt, Vienna (2013), TimeLab, Ghent (2012), Tobačna 001, Ljubljana (2011) and ISCP, NYC (2010). A selection of exhibitions includes: History Unfolds, 2016-2017, The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden; Nuts and Bolts, 2017, International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Normalities, 2016, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, USA; Fiery Greetings, 2015, Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia and Lothringer13 Halle, Munich, Germany; Disappearing Things :: 55th October Salon Belgrade, 2014, Belgrade City Museum, Serbia; Common Territories, 2014, Le 116 / Centre d’art contemporain Montreuil, Paris, France; Measures of Saving the World_Part 4, 2013, <rotor>, Graz, Austria; A CITY SHAPED, 2013, STUK, Leuven, Belgium; Between Worlds, 2012, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia; Rearview Mirror, 2011-2012, The Power Plant, Toronto and Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada; Qui vive? - II Moscow International Biennale of Young Artist, 2010, Moscow, Russia; among others.

Projectinfo

I was invited by the curator Anamarija Batista to be a part of the group exhibition Productive Work - what is that supposed to be? at frei_raum Q21 exhibition space, Vienna, Austria in June 2018. During the residency at Q21 I will develop a new work that looks at the value and perception of manual labour and the relationship between leisure and work.

Images

"Projektor" together with Wim Janssen, 2017 / sculpture - a functional copy of “ISKRA NP-21” cinema projector in bronze; film - 16' 30'', 35mm, color, academy ratio, no sound / installation view
"Projektor" together with Wim Janssen, 2017 / sculpture - a functional copy of “ISKRA NP-21” cinema projector in bronze; film - 16' 30'', 35mm, color, academy ratio, no sound / film still
"Projektor" together with Wim Janssen, 2017 / sculpture - a functional copy of “ISKRA NP-21” cinema projector in bronze; film - 16' 30'', 35mm, color, academy ratio, no sound / film still
"Projektor" together with Wim Janssen, 2017 / sculpture - a functional copy of “ISKRA NP-21” cinema projector in bronze; film - 16' 30'', 35mm, color, academy ratio, no sound / film still
"10 tons of dust", 2016 / installation - various dimensions; video - 100’, Full HD, color, no sound / installation view, photo by Katarina Nimmervoll, The Swedish History Museum
"10 tons of dust", 2016 / installation - various dimensions; video - 100’, Full HD, color, no sound / video still
"10 tons of dust", 2016 / installation - various dimensions; video - 1h 40min, Full HD, color, no sound / set-up of the installation, photo by Katarina Nimmervoll, The Swedish History Museum
"Premonition", 2015 / video - 47′ 28”, Full HD, color, no sound / installation view, photo by Milan Kralj
"Premonition", 2015 / video - 47′ 28”, Full HD, color, no sound / video stills
"Modulus", 2015 / installation - wood, 315cm x 250cm x 300cm; printed matter / technical drawing
"Modulus", 2015 / installation - wood, 315cm x 250cm x 300cm; printed matter / installation view, photo by Ana Adamovic
“Constructed Landscape", 2013 / installation, various dimensions
"New City", 2013 / maquette of a non-existing city, 1100 x 200 cm / photo by Wim Janssen
"Blueprint", 2011 / installation, various dimensions
“Monument to the future", 2011 / site-specific installation in Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya), 40 x 40 x 260 cm