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Jasmina cibic
NADA: Act III - The Exhibition
Video | 4k | color | 16'20'' | Slovenia / Germany | 2017
Composed of quotes drawn from political discussions on German national representation at 20th Century’s World Expositions, The Exhibition creates an original conversation between three allegorical positions. The Curator, the Artist and Germania become a reflection of ideological deliberation facing a practical scruple: how to create an exhibition of the nation’s best artworks in order to affect society. Including words drawn from the opening address at the German Pavilion at Barcelona EXPO 1929, Goebbels’ ideas on casting out women from politics and post 2WW soft power deliberations, The Exhibition merges political rhetoric to arrive at what seems to be the only solution that guarantees the success of capital: banning the audience. Filmed within the villas Haus Esters and Lange, that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built for the Krefeld silk barons in 1920s, The Exhibition uses the architecture which itself served as soft power realised: a theatrical frame and pedestal that went on to establish Mies as the architect that paved way for the theatricality of the concept of nation state and its visual branding.
Jasmina Cibic (b. Ljubljana 1979) is a London based artist who works in performance, installation and film, employing a range of activity, media and theatrical tactics to redefine or reconsider a specific ideological formation and its framing devices such as art and architecture. Jasmina represented Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennial with her project “For Our Economy and Culture”. Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at: DHC/Art Montreal, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead, Museum Haus Esters Krefeld, Aarhus 2017, Esker Foundation Calgary, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, MGLC Ljubljana and Ludwig Museum Budapest along with group exhibitions at MOMA NY, MUMA Monash Museum, CCS BARD, Guangdong Museum of Art China, Pera Museum Istanbul, La Panacee Montpellier, City Gallery Wellington, MSUM Ljubljana, MNHA Luxembourg, Joanneum Museum Graz and California College of the Arts. Cibic’s films have been screened at FIAC Paris, Pula Film Festival, HKW Berlin, CCA Laznia, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris, Dokfest Kassel and Copenhagen International Documentary Festival. Jasmina Cibic has been shortlisted for the Jarman Award (2018) and was the winner of the MAC International Ulster Bank and Charlottenborg Fonden awards (2016).