Webinar with Maja Hodošček
Monday, 21 December 2020, at 6 p.m. @ZOOM
As part of this seminar, we will get acquainted with the artistic practice of Maja Hodošček, an artist who, in her work, deals notions of performance, behaviour, and modes of learning. The discussion will be based upon the text of the philosopher and theorist Byung Chul-Han, The Crisis of Freedom (Crisis of Freedom), published in the book Psychopolitics. Neoliberalism and new technologies of power. We will talk about work on an emotional level and continuous performance/productivity as an integral aspect of today's work. As the author says: "Nowadays, we do not deem ourselves subjugated subjects but rather projects: always refashioning and reinventing ourselves. A sense of freedom attends passing from the state of the subject to that of a project.”
Maja Hodošček (1984) is an author of video works, installations, initiates workshops, and curates exhibitions. Her practice is research-based and experimental, focusing on performance, behavior, and modes of learning. She finished her MA at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, NL. Her work was shown widely on international group exhibitions such as Hidden Curriculum, tranzit.sk, Bratislava; Silence is Deafness Here, Gallery Podroom, Belgrade; Beyond the Globe, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, South by South East, Guangdong Times Museum, China; Pipe Dream, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Travelling Communiqué, Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade. She presented her work on solo exhibitions in Dom omladine, Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art – MSUM, Ljubljana, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, ŠKUC Gallery Ljubljana, Gallery Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, etc. In 2020 she received the national award Rihard Jakopič for artistic achievements, and in 2010 she won OHO Award. She was an artist in residence in Tabakalera – International Centre for Contemporary Culture in San Sebastian (2019) and ISCP New York (2010).