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KIBLIX 2020 PRE-EVENT: Webinar Series

19.11.2020 06:20

>> ZOOM link to Monday's webinar with Dina Karadžić HERE. <<

November – December 2020

We are pleased to announce Kibla's online seminars, a series of four online seminars and reading groups, moderated by curator and critic Irena Borić , in collaboration with various artists. The purpose of webinars is to create a space for joint reflection, discussion, and knowledge exchange. 

All meetings will be held through the online platform ZOOM. The language of the webinar will be adjusted according to the participants (Slovenian or English). The webinars are intended for a broad audience, and no prior knowledge is expected from the participants. We kindly recommend that participants read the proposed texts in advance (available in Slovene or English). We ask that you send an e-mail to to register your participation and the text. Registration is for informational purposes only and is not binding.  The link to ZOOM will be posted half an hour before the event or sent as an e-mail reply. The events will also be broadcast live via social networks.

You are welcome to join us! 


From Quarantine with Love (Jelena Vesić) 
Thursday, November 19, at 6 p.m.

The first meeting of KIBLA's Reading Circles will take place on Thursday, November 19, at 6 p.m. We will begin with the text by Jelena Vesić, written for the particular publication Work from self-isolation, which accompanied the solo exhibition by Sanja Iveković. In the text, the author emphasizes three types of work evoked by Sanja Iveković - “homework as a school task, work from home as a highly represented and popular“ work from home" and housework or“ work in the house ”- traditional female, invisible and unpaid. ” We will discuss the mentioned concepts in the context of Sanja Iveković and other artists' artistic practice.

The Bag as a Theory of Fiction (Ursula le Guin) and Tentacular Thinking (Donna Haraway) 
Thursday, November 26, at 6 p.m.

The second meeting will take place on Thursday, November 26, at 6 p.m. Selected texts by Ursula le Guin and Donne Haraway highlight the importance of storytelling and collective thinking concerning nature and technology. As Ursula le Guin writes: “Science fiction, if properly conceived, means, like any serious fiction, however funny it may be, an attempt to describe what happens, what people feel and do, how they relate to all other things in this vast bag, this belly of the universe, in this womb of the things that will be, and in the tomb of the things that were, in this story without an end. ” The texts will be read in connection with the exhibition “MycoMythologies. The Myth of Breaking ”is written by the intermedia artist Saša Spačal, who will moderate this meeting with Irena Borić.

Saša Spačal  is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary and sound art. Her artistic research focuses on entanglements of the environment-culture continuum and planetary metabolism. By developing technological interfaces and relations with organic and mineral soil agents, she tries to address the posthuman condition that involves mechanical, digital, and organic logic within bio-politics and necro-politics of our times.

Her work was exhibited and performed at venues and festivals, such as Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Prix Cube Exhibition (FR), Transmediale Festival (DE), Athens Digital Arts Festival (GR), Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (RUS), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Chronos Art Center (CHN), Cynetart Festival (DE), National Art Museum of China (CHN), Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (SI), Kibla Portal (SI), Kapelica Gallery (SI), Device_art (CRO), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE), Kiblix Festival (SI), Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (SRB), and Lisboa Soa Festival (PT). For her work, she received Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention, Japan Media Art Award jury selection, Prix Cube nomination, New Technology Art Award nomination, and a long-listed New Aesthetica Prize.

Virginia Wolf's "Own Room" and Selma Selman's "A Pink Room of Her Own." 
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 6 p.m.

The third meeting will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 6 p.m. This time, the content will be related to the artistic practice of Selma Selman, an internationally renowned artist of the younger generation. The discussion will be based on Virginia Wolf's literary work Own Room and video documentation of Selma Selman's performance, A Pink Room of Her Own. We will look for connections between the two parts, which have been separated for almost a century. Both works problematize the circumstances of women's creation, which are often difficult or impossible due to poverty, economic, social, and general inequality, education, care for home and children.

Selma Selman (1991, Bihać/BA) earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Banja Luka University’s Department of Painting (2014) and graduated from Syracuse University with a Master of Fine Arts – Transmedia, Visual and Performing Arts, NYC/US (2018). Selman is of Roma origin. In her artworks, her ultimate aim is to protect and enable female bodies and enact an across-scalar approach to the collective self-emancipation of oppressed women. Her search for functional, contemporary political resistance stems from her personal experience with oppression from various directions and scales. Selman is a founder of the organization Get The Heck To School, whose aim is to empower Roma girls who faced the ostracization from society and poverty. She lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the USA and across Europe. Selman’s works have been exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien, AUT (2020); L’Onde Center for Art, Paris, FRA, (2020); 58th Venice Biennale, IT (2019); Queens Museum, NY, USA (2019); Villa Romana, Firenze, IT (2019); The Creative Time Summit, Miami, USA (2018); 3. Berlin Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin, GER (2017); Acb Gallery, Budapest, HUN (2017); Agnès b. Galerie Boutique, New York, USA (2017); New Children Gallery, New Orleans, USA (2016); Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, GER (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, (BH) 2014.

„Is the internet dead?” (Hito Steyerl)
Monday, October 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. 

The link to the webinar with Dina Karadžić HERE.

In this webinar we will get acquainted with the artistic practice of Dina Karadžić, who works in the field of visual, digital, and online art. The discussion will be based on a text by artist and theorist Hito Steyerl, Is the Internet Dead? and focuses on contemporary virtual worlds. At this meeting, we will discuss the text in which the author points out: "Is the internet dead? This is not a metaphorical question. It does not suggest that the internet is dysfunctional, useless, or out of fashion. It asks what happened to the internet after it stopped being a possibility. The question is very literally whether it is dead, how it died, and whether anyone killed it."

Dina Karadžić lives and works in Zagreb and online.  In 2012 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (MFA). She has been a member of the Croatian Society of Fine Artists (HDLU) since 2011 and a member of the Croatian Society of Self-Employed Artists (HZSU) since 2018. Since 2014, she has been leading the Format C art organization (an organization that focuses on digital art, multimedia experiments, and collective creation). She actively (co) operates in the field of new media art; initiates events and exhibits in the fields of visual, digital, and online art.

A series of reading circles and conversations with artists is part of Kibla's non-formal education program, supported by the Ministry of Culture.