Künstlerhaus
Halle für
Kunst & Medien

Burgring 2
8010 Graz, Austria
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07 04 2019  6 p.m.

Dejan Marković

Bar Talk
Dejan Markovic, Arena, 2017
exhibition view salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, photo: MoCAB

Dejan Marković combines practice and theory in equal measure. He is an artist and researcher, but also works in an institutional context. In the scope of a “Bar Talk” at the Künstlerhaus, he will present one of his recent projects and engage in discussion afterward. Marković’s work, who was born in Belgrade, thematically circles present-day constructions of reality which are ever more influenced by digital technical developments, also touching on their various planes, questions, and problems. Starting with his current working context together with his direct approach to scientific expertise and professionalized knowledge production that is reflected in his latest works, Dejan Marković will talk about the possibility of a reflexion through context switch and different modi of visualization.
His most recent long-term artistic examinations increasingly deal with an exploration of power relations between politics, technology and society. Marković’s installative and discursive projects tend to densify the seemingly contrary—analogue and digital—perceptions of knowledge generation and knowledge management, while also critically examining museal exhibition space under these auspices. Afterwards, we invite you to share a glass of Țuică with us at the bar by Peles Empire.
Afterwards, we invite you to share a glass of Țuică with us at the bar by Peles Empire.

Processes of transfer in art and an understanding of exhibition space as a site for social discourse are central themes in the concept for the exhibition “The Sky Opens Twice” by Peles Empire. In the apse of the Künstlerhaus, the Berlin artist duo is reconstructing their “bar sculpture,” which was first seen in 2017 as part of the Skulptur Projekte in Münster. It is here that the “Bar Talks” invite visitors to gather in a relaxed, summery atmosphere to speak with local and international artists about creative activity, failure, and the art scene. In this context, the Künstlerhaus becomes a platform for exploration and encounter. In an informal talk with the audience and the KM– curatorial team, artistic techniques, thematic discourses, and the reception of art will be discussed.

Dejan Marković (*1983 Belgrade, lives in Graz) is a visual artist, lecturer, and research associate in the projects “The Incomputable” and “Curatorial Design” at the Institute for Contemporary Art (IZK) at Graz University of Technology. Marković studied visual arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade and then completed the master’s program Art in Context at Berlin University of the Arts. Since 2014 he has been a member of the group project “Art in the Underground” in the nGbK (neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst), Berlin.

Künstlerhaus
Halle für Kunst & Medien

Burgring 2
8010 Graz, Austria
Tuesday to Sunday 10am–6pm
Thursday 10am–8pm