Talks | Mar 24 2023 6:30-8:00pm
RU Talk: The Letter, the Veil, the Looter: Đejmi Hadrović in conversation with Lilia Kudelia
Friday March 24, 2023 | 6:30-8:00pm
Works by the artist on view starting Thursday March 23 | 12:00-6:00pm
Location: Residency Unlimited
360 Court Street (main green church doors), Brooklyn NY 11231 (map)
In addition to taking place in-person at RU, this program will be streamed online via Zoom at this link.
Join us for an exhibition pop-up, screening of selected works, and artist talk with the 2022 OHO award winner Đejmi Hadrović. Đejmi’s practice is guided by matrilineal histories and performative inquiries that become her means to survey socio-economic conditions in the Balkan society. Balancing between autobiographical and political, the presentation will carry us from the socialist times in Yugoslavia to the turbo-capitalist contemporary Slovenia. A letter, a veil, and a looter will appear as the central characters in the talk. Finally, together with Ukrainian-born curator Lilia Kudelia, Đejmi Hadrović will reflect on the question: What does it mean to define yourself as a post-war artist in the age of continuing wars?
Đejmi Hadrović is a media artist in photography, video, installation, and performance art. She studied philosophy, culture, and anthropology and continued her master’s studies focusing on Time-based media at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz in Austria. In 2017 she became a Ph.D. scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Click here to read Đejmi's full bio.
Lilia Kudelia is a curator and art historian whose research interests span across modern and contemporary movements with particular focus on the visual arts in the post-communist states and the intersection of art and technology. She is the Visual Resource Curator at the Art & Art History Department at the University of Texas Arlington and also serves as a curator at the Ukrainian Museum in New York. Click here to read Lilia's full bio.
This program benefits from the support of The Trust for Mutual Understanding and Austrian Cultural Forum New York.