7 – 20 November 2013
P74 Gallery, Trg Prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana
You are kindly invited to the opening of the exhibition by Davor Sanvincenti at P74 Gallery on Thursday, 7 November 2013 at 19h.
Curated by: Janka Vukmir
In his famous statement “The medium is the message” Marshall McLuhan put media in the centre of contemporary society. He placed it as the main subject of a discipline which researches culture and its relations with the structures of mediation, materiality, and transfer. In order to understand the works of Davor Sanvincenti we have to understand his interest in media, in the point where new media meets the old, digital meets analog, new technology meets the “out dated” and “forgotten”. In this sense his works create a specific relation with the past, as well as with the concept of time itself. Data, observations, and researches generated between the sphere of art and science create the basic structure of his works. He often plays with the concept of illusion. With that he questions the borders between human perception and the construction of experience.
His works usually take shape in three forms: as audiovisual installations, as spatial interventions, and as live media (AV performances). They’re concerned with the anthropology and archaeology of the medium, a cinematic journey for abandoned devices and found objects which can be associated with industry, with the entry into the structure of material and media.
La Cour du Domaine – Score for the Found Orchestra is a project in process, comprised of several phases. The editing is minimal, the composition linear, the acoustic patterns simple and repetitive.
Davor Sanvincenti (b. 1979) is a Croatian intermedia artist. In recent years, his work has been presented on numerous international exhibitions and festivals, among them Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid; LOOP/Barcelona; 25 FPS/Zagreb; VideoEX/Zurich; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hfg/ZKM, Karlsruhe; MoCA, Zagreb; Lincoln Center, New York; HB Galerie, Rotterdam; Joanneum Museum, Graz; La Triennale, Milano; Filmoteca Española, Madrid; Art Pavilion, Zagreb; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. He was the recipient of the Radoslav Putar Award (2010) for best Croatian visual artist under 35. His video installation “1001” is a part of the AV collection of the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Zagreb.
Janka Vukmir is an art historian, visual arts critic, and curator. From 1996 to 1998 she was the director of SCCA – Zagreb. She then co-founded the Institute for Contemporary Arts and is currently its director as well as the chief editor of the newspaper Radionica. As a visual arts critic her texts have been regularly published in printed and electronic media in Croatia and abroad since 1985. She’s the editor of a number of books, catalogues, and publications from the field of contemporary arts.
The programme of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and by the Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for Culture.