Critical Issues in Public Art presents: Apolonija Šušteršič
Critical Spatial Practice or What can Art do in the Process of Urban Regeneration?
Apolonija Šušteršič is an architect and visual artist, and was recently appointed Professor for Art and Public Space at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her work is related to a critical analysis of space; usually focused at the processes and relationships between institutions, cultural politics, urban planning and architecture.
Šušteršič will present and problematize her practice, mainly her recent work. She questions the relationship between democracy and space, the understanding of spatial justice within the market-driven economy, and the need for community building within the time of mobility and exodus. She emphasizes and directs her research towards participation in urban projects which are related to physical interaction within space, where the space is concerned primarily with physical matter and secondarily with its social and political character. She will be discussing the relationship between the contemporary art production and urban regeneration process: What are the contemporary art and architecture references that have shaped her own practice? What is the role of the artist working in the process of urban regeneration? How can an artist work within the urban regeneration process and keep her/his critical position?
Thursday, December 4th 2014
Kristian Augusts gate 23, 8th floor, Oslo, norway