HACKING THE NETWORK
U10 Art Space, Kosovke devojke 3
Monday, 6th November at 19h - opening
Saturday, 11th November at 17:30 - talk with Vladimir Bjeličić
Saturday, 11th November at 19h - finissage with performances
The artists Maria Hera, Šejma Fere and Lena Violetta Leitner, albeit seemingly different sensibilities, are establishing a dialogue by focusing on different models of conceiving images on an analog / digital basis. By using various methods of collaging, deconstructing and changing meanings, each artist establishes her own micro-narrative on the trail of the idea of hacking.
Whether it's a series of works on paper, interactive installations or performance, another reference point in addition to collage as a research base is the symbiosis of technology and nature. By introducing a botanical vocabulary, or directly integrating plant species or by mimicking the shape of the plant's root (rhizome), the artists are further conceptually connected, and they perform an authentic narrative of new characters, symbols or perhaps the allegory of contemporaneity in the light of the intersection of art and technology.
(from the text by Vladimir Bjeličić, Art historian)
Maria Hera is a German artist with Romanian roots. She graduated fine arts at the University of Applied Arts and Science Hannover, DE and attended the masterclass of Prof. Bernhard Garbert. Since 2008 she lives as a media artist, curator and writer in Vienna, AT and participated in various exhibitions and events in Germany, Austria and abroad. Board Member of Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory, Vienna and member of the WWDITS collective.
Lena Violetta Leitner is the cofounder of Kollektiv OutSight and the Running Sushi Filmfestival and the founder of IZMP. She graduated in digital arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna as well as Japanese studies and theatre-, film-, mediastudies in Vienna, Paris and Zagreb. She writes, records, likes to make noise and work together with inspiring people. After various residencies abroad (Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, France, Switzerland) she currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Šejma Fere graduated painting and printmaking. Awarded with the Onassis Foundation Prize for painting. Lives and works in Belgrade. She creates collages, mixed media artworks and installations. She explores the borders of intimate and public in relation to mass-media, market system and consumer culture.
Projekat pomogli/Project supported by:
Österreichisches Kulturforum Belgrad
Ministarstvo kulture i informisanja Republike Srbije