RADICAL CONTEMPORANEITY – Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid 35 years of work revisited (1982–2017)

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Curated by Aneta Stojnić
Kunstraum Lakeside B02, Klagenfurt, Austria
Opening: 11.05.2017, 18.30h

This exhibition encompasses the most significant body of works by the Slovenian artists Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid developed over 35 years. Highly performative in the sense of producing the specific impact in current socio-political reality, their mode of production is prompted by a sharp and accurate sense of the contemporary context, in the way that each of their works is producing a specific account of what we will call radical contemporaneity. This means that not only have they been working with boiling political questions, but they have kept dealing with them as they are happening, always taking the risk to provide the analyses of traumatic presents, conscious of the historic momentum, yet with a clear understanding of the processes of historicization.