DAMIR AVDAGIC | Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response)
Live Zoom chat with the artist at noon on April 10
Avdagic’s project explores the ways past events transmit between generations and how they affect the present. In the Live Zoom chat at noon on Friday, April 10, Avdagic will show clips of Reenactment/Process, and describe his own process as an artist as part of a moderated conversation and audience Q&A. Please RSVP and join us for this virtual lunch and discussion with participants from around the world.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Damir Avdagic is an interdisciplinary artist, currently living and working between Oslo and Copenhagen. The conflict in Ex-Yugoslavia from 1991-1995 and the exile of his family to Norway in 1993 informs Avdagic´s artistic practice which is based on performance, text, and video. By focusing on the symptomatic reactions that occur in these processes, his work reflects on how history is passed between generations and what effect it bears on cultural identity, nationality, and the self.
While in residence at 18th Street Arts Center, Avdagic researched the political aspirations of the generation that lived in the socialist federation of Yugoslavia and question what the legacy of socialism is for the generations that came after.
[image caption: Damir Avdagic, Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response), 2018. 23:30 minutes. HD-video, sound. Still image. Courtesy of the artist.]