Thursday,March 8th at 7:30pm
Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Saidye Bronfman Centre
For the second event of the Crash Course lecture series, in which we present a major issue, theme or movement in contemporary art, Slovenian artist, philosopher and theoretician Marina Grzinic will outline key ideas and themes being taken up by some of the leading contemporary artists from Eastern Europe. Specifically, Grzinic will investigate the role of practitioners who maintain a form of critically engaged activist art.
Sunday, March 10th at 7:00pm
De Sève Cinema, Concordia University (McConnell Bldg 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd W)
The Liane and Danny Taran Gallery in collaboration with Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University presents a selection of video works by Marina Grzinic and Aina Smid.
Dr. Marina Grzinic is a research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art) in Ljubljana. As well she teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Grzinic also works as freelance media theorist, art critic and curator, and has been involved with video art since 1982. In collaboration with Aina Smid, Grzinic has produced more than 40 videotapes, and has exhibited media art installations and screenings internationally – such as the Art Center in Seoul, The Kyoto Biennale, The Freud Museum in Vienna, The Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Grzinic's most recent books are: MIND the Map! HISTORY is not given - edited in collaboration with Guenther Heeg and Veronika Darian (2006), Une fiction reconstruite: Europe de l'Est, post-socialisme et rétro-avant-garde(2005) and Situated Contemporary Art Practices, Art, Theory and Activism from (the East of) Europe(2004).