The Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik presents under the high patronage of the cities of Dubrovnik and Venice the group show Point of Interrupted Departures to coincide with the 58th Venice Biennale. The exhibition gathers the works of Croatian artists Izvor Pende, Slaven Tolj and Marijana Pende in the location of Tesa 100 at the Arsenale Nord.
During this exhibition, on June 23 at 5 pm, will be held the art conversation entitled Angela Richter in conversation with Martha Wilson. They will discuss art and activism in art and the position of the female artist today.
Wilson has been active as an artist, exhibitor, and archivist since the mid-1970s. As an early proponent of feminism, the artist took a close look at prescribed roles for women and ultimately found herself lost and unwilling to adopt roles society requires women. The work of Martha Wilson has influenced many female artists in the last decades. She plans to start her remarks with a discussion of how performance art originated in 1910 (in her opinion) with the actions of the Italian Futurist poets and painters, and was subsequently practiced by the Dada, Constructivist, Surrealist, Happening, Fluxus and contemporary artists of our time. Then in answer to the question, “What does it mean to turn one’s life into a work of art,” she will discuss in more detail some performance artists like Carolee Schneemann, Linda Montano, Slaven Tolj, Tehching Hsieh, Annie Sprinkle, Karen Finley, Shirin Neshat, William Pope.L and Chin Chih Yang, among others who use their bodies to live their work.
Angela Richter`s work always oscillated between art, theatre, and performance.
Intensive research on a topic is the starting point of the works by Angela Richter. The basis of her projects and performances are experiences and interviews, which she leads during the preparation time, but also until shortly before the premiere during the rehearsals. In the course of dealing with the research material, she creates a textual concentrate on stage, which is characterized by individual modulations, shifts, and superimpositions. In terms of the director’s approach, the generic term “gonzo-theater” is often suggested: in memory of Hunter S. Thompson, who confused fiction and reality, journalism and writing.