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Exhibition Detail
CLUELESS. Geometry of misunderstanding
Corso Regio Parco 134/a

June 23rd, 2010 - July 18th, 2010
June 23rd, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CLUELESS, CLUELESS, inviatation card
© Vlatka Horvat: Searching (11), detail
Side Shows, Bettina CohnenBettina Cohnen, Side Shows, photography
© artist
Making Pancakes, Cecilia LundqvistCecilia Lundqvist, Making Pancakes,
animated video
© artist
The Second Moon, Marko TadicMarko Tadic, The Second Moon,
drawing, objet trouve
© artist
Reactivation / Circulation, MARKO LULICMARKO LULIC, Reactivation / Circulation,
photography, slide show
© artist
Untitled, Untitled, 2005, video
© artist
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4 - 7pm and by appointment
conceptual, performance, video-art, installation, mixed-media, photography

Constructed by means of language and representation, identities are not a stable unity, but a changing thread of ideological positions built as a temporary meeting points of subjects and codes on the crossroads of different social formations and personal histories. Artists critically investigate questions on individual and collective existence and indicate personal or social commentaries in the background of our common daily lives. The exhibition tries to mark the charm of discrete resistance to routine (small scale) or oppression (large scale). It is about anxieties, frustrations and misunderstandings, but as well as dealing with problems with irony and humour. This is what places artistic practices into the area of the everyday and its transformation into visual language. By diverse strategies artists create an individual language, establishing relationships towards artistic, institutional and non-institutional context, showing the symbolic capital of society's fetishes and values, individual and collective actions or struggles.

CLUE(LESS) as strategies of subtle resistance explores how contemporary artists represent a subjective fragmented mosaic structure of the world through strategies of fragments, repetition and montage displaying banality of everyday activities that by slipping signifiers took a critical position spiced with irony and humour.  Subjective imagination and modes of resistance are inscribed within spatial and temporal discontinuities that attempt to establish the disconnected relations between expectations, gestures and negotiations, providing new imaginative paths and possibilities of traveling through a fixed itinerary of everyday reality.

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