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Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru
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Title:
Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru

Author:
Tatjana Macic

Description:
Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru is a nomadic platform based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, founded by visual artist, writer an theoretician Tatjana Macic. Dealing with artistic urgency, experimentation and research, and by shaping a dialogue between theory and practice, discourses and agencies, ideas and visions, while testing the framework of public talks and exhibition making, Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru intends to question conditions and forms for artistic practice, research and critical thinking. It is a dynamic approach to public talks and discussions, giving the public an opportunity to talk to the invited young and established artists, curators, theoreticians and others. Each discussion session is accompanied by subtle and profound artistic contributions during the discussion (i.e. poetry reading, film screening, archive footage or derive event), dependent on space and time available. Recent social and economic changes are dramatically influencing discursive shifts and how the art world functions on the global and the local level. For example the mass migration to the western Europe by season workers and refugees, budget cuts by the Dutch government, growing indifference towards how art is perceived by the general public, polarization of the Dutch political scene and closure of several artists initiatives and institutes in Amsterdam. Whilst on the other hand there is an explosion of prices of the artworks by young artists, driven by auction houses on the world art markets. Given this backdrop, what is really urgent in contemporary art? How are artists and curators reacting to these changes? -- New perspectives. Fresh voices. Unusual suspects and collaborations. --
Description:
Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru is a nomadic platform based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, founded by visual artist, writer an theoretician Tatjana Macic. Dealing with artistic urgency, experimentation and research, and by shaping a dialogue between theory and practice, discourses and agencies, ideas and visions, while testing the framework of public talks and exhibition making, Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru intends to question conditions and forms for artistic practice, research and critical thinking. It is a dynamic approach to public talks and discussions, giving the public an opportunity to talk to the invited young and established artists, curators, theoreticians and others. Each discussion session is accompanied by subtle and profound artistic contributions during the discussion (i.e. poetry reading, film screening, archive footage or derive event), dependent on space and time available. Recent social and economic changes are dramatically influencing discursive shifts and how the art world functions on the global and the local level. For example the mass migration to the western Europe by season workers and refugees, budget cuts by the Dutch government, growing indifference towards how art is perceived by the general public, polarization of the Dutch political scene and closure of several artists initiatives and institutes in Amsterdam. Whilst on the other hand there is an explosion of prices of the artworks by young artists, driven by auction houses on the world art markets. Given this backdrop, what is really urgent in contemporary art? How are artists and curators reacting to these changes? -- New perspectives. Fresh voices. Unusual suspects and collaborations. --

 

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