Public Conversation with Aleksandra Domanović and Caitlin Jones
September 24, 2015 – 7pm to 9pm
Plug In ICA is pleased to present a public conversation between artist Aleksandra Domanović and guest curator Caitlin Jones, in conjunction with the exhibition Mother of This Domain. The event is free and all are welcome.
Aleksandra Domanović has garnered international acclaim for her highly researched works on the history of media and technology speciﬁcally relating to the role of women. The conversation will focus on Domanović’s work in general, but will follow the thread of her exhibition Mother of This Domain, which marks her ﬁrst solo exhibition in North America. The exhibition will bring together a body of work that spans her practice, including her ongoing paper stacks and her serial work The Belgrade Hand as well the video From Yu to Me and the installation Things to Come. Caitlin Jones is actively invested in the field of new media, and has worked extensively with Domanović, both curating and writing on her practice, exploring the intrinsically female reading of technology that Domanović explores through video, sculpture and installation based works.
Domanović (born 1981 in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia) lives and works in Berlin. She has produced a body of deeply innovative works that mine popular culture and politics in her investigations into how existing images and information circulate. Conditioned by the terms and aesthetics of digital media, Domanović’s work often utilizes the web as a tool, medium, and organizing principle. She was awarded the 2014/15 ars viva prize, an exhibition series that has included the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; and Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria. Her recent solo and group exhibitions include Glasgow International (2014); The Future Was at Her Fingertips, Tanya Leighton Berlin (2013);Meanwhile, Suddenly and Then, 12th Biennale de Lyon (2013); Inﬁnite Inclusion, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; A Different Kind of Order, ICP Triennial, New York (2013);Turbo Sculpture, Space, London (2012); Higher Atlas, Marrakech Biennale 4th Edition (2012) and From yu to me, Kunsthalle Basel (2012). Her forthcoming exhibitions include the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Aleksandra Domanović: Identity Crisis, High Line Art, New York; and Them, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin. In 2006, she co- founded the collaborative blog VVORK (www.vvork.com), a rolling archive of posted artworks that functioned as a public sketchbook and gathered over 5000 posts before its end in 2012.
Caitlin Jones is the Executive Director of the Western Front Society in Vancouver, BC. Prior to this appointment she had a combined curatorial and conservation position at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, was the Director of Programming at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and was a freelance writer and curator in New York. Jones has curated multiple exhibitions and residencies at the Western Front Society with artists including Aleksandra Domanović, Instant Coffee, Oliver Laric, and Erin Shirreff. Her work with international organizations includes curating Western Front’s contribution toNo Soul for Sale at the Tate Modern, London; co-curating Seeing Double: Emulation in Theory and Practice at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and coordinating Nam June Paik: Global Groove at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. Through her work with the Variable Media Network she has developed policies and standards for the preservation and presentation of electronic and ephemeral artworks. Her writings on contemporary art and new media have appeared in a wide range of exhibition catalogs periodicals and other international publications including The Believer, Mousse andRhizome.org.
Plug In ICA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council as well as our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers.
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