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Performance Art Program at MoCA BelgradeTalk programs | 21.09.2020
Performance Art Program at MoCA Belgrade
Performance“Exorcism 04” by the artist Sara Kostić
Garden of the Gallery- legacy Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković
Address: Rodoljuba Čolakovića 2, Belgrade
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Performance Art Program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade will be inaugurated with the performance by Sara Kostić "Exorcism 04”.
"In the time of health crisis and many political changes and restrictions, our habits are starting to change, and everyday life is being called into question. Shock forces us to change and reconsider our patterns. Home has a new meaning, space has a new meaning while gestures and habits become part of artistic expression. I started the series with "exorcisms" as repetitive gestures and installations in my apartment during the "shelter in place" order in New York. I examine patterns, rituals, time, and space, through rehearsals and object making, with the goal of moving through recognizable actions into the new reality in which we find ourselves. My focus is on the meanings of the three words that have become debatable in the new context - freedom, humanity, and borders. Exorcism 04 is a continuation of the visualization and examination of the new reality and its consequences in the social, emotional, and political sense. Where are we as an individual and as a society and what does that mean for the future? ” - Sara Kostić
Sara Kostić is an interdisciplinary artist who creates in the field of performance, visual arts, and architecture. She received an M.A. in Architecture Design from Belgrade University, since she participated in the PerformanceHUB program in Belgrade as well as EmergeNYC, at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at New York University. In her work, she incorporates various phenomenologies related to the social, political, and physical body, questioning the transformative relations between borders and possibilities. She is actively involved in the international performance art scene, she performed at Venice International Performance Art Week (Italy), Biennale in Mardin (Turkey), Abrons Art Center (New York), Grace Exhibition Space (New York), and others.
Performance Art Program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade is a brainchild of the artist Marta Jovanovic, designed as a contemporary platform that will provide artists and curators from the country, the region as well as internationally, a field of action in which the exchange of ideas, experiment and creation are basic rules. This "live platform" will include performances, round tables, lectures, workshops, film screenings, and exhibitions of both local and international artists working and creating within the discipline. It aims to support local artists and initiatives, as well as to facilitate interaction and co-creation with international artists and curators in the field of performance art. Belgrade is one of the most important historical capitals of performance art, not only in the region but also in the world, that gave artists such as Marina Abramović. By creating the Performance Art Program at MoCA Belgrade, Serbian contemporary art scene is taking a step closer to world capitals in the domain of contemporary art.