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Guest artists’ presentations

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Jiajia Qi (China), Meta Drčar (Slovenia). Organized by Marina Grzinic, Studio for Conceptual Art (PCAP Post-conceptual Art Practices). The presentation is possible thanks to the Artists-in-Residence program of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and KulturKontakt Austria.

Jiajia Qi, China

Shaped by the Labyrinth

Jiajia Qi will introduce Arakawa and Madeline Gins architec­tural procedure and philosophical theories, and discuss how to combine Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Phil­osophicus (1921) with Arakawa and Gins’s Architectural Body (2002). This in order to analyze the meaning of perception and to rethink her own research thesis Shaped by the Labyrinths (2018). Jiajia Qi will as well talk on her work The Visible Distance , created during the residency in Advance Contemporary Museum, Changsha, China. When the audience enters the “empty” space, they feel the contradiction between the abstract distance and concrete visual experience. So the questions Qi poses are “What is far?” and “What is close?”

CV: Jiajia Qi was born in Zhejiang, China, and is currently living and working in The Hague, The Netherlands. She graduated from Interactive Media Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. She also holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from Zhejiang A&F University, Zhejiang, China.

Meta Drčar, Slovenia

Architecture as a perceptive experience

Meta Drčar creates performative sculptures that activate architectural settings to promote the viewer’s spatial engagement. Over the course of the past ten years, she has used site-specific live performances to explore the mediums of body movement and projected light in various architectural contexts. As architecture continues to play an important and evolving role in her creation, she seeks to investigate new modes of establishing parallels between sculpture and space in her current practice. Her ambition is to create sculptural scenarios that not only amplify the concept of the space but also its sensation for the viewer.

CV: Meta Drčar, born in 1985 in Slovenia, is a Paris-based artist. She received her BA Hons in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design, London in 2009 and her MA in Dance Theatre; Body in Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London in 2012. She has exhibited at various venues across Europe, including Royal Festival Hall, London, UK (2011), Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK (2011), Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011), ICA, London, UK (2013), Nuit Blanche, Paris, France (2017) and ArtNight London, UK (2018). In June 2017 she was nominated for the Tesla Award by MoTa Museum of Transitory Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.