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Lutz Becker screening and conversation with Lina Džuverović

Thursday 9 November 2017
Free, no booking required


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Lutz Becker will be screening Film Notes / Kino Beleške, (1975, 30 minutes) which was made in collaboration with a group of artists, curators and critics who met regularly at the Student Cultural Centre in Belgrade. The film includes verbal statements and performative gestures from the protagonists of the New Artistic Practice in former Yugoslavia, referring to the role of art in society and re-thinking the concepts form, autonomy, economy, politicality and the institutionalisation of contemporary art.

Participants were Marina Abramović, Dunja Blažević, Ješa Denegri, Goran Dorđević,Neša Paripović, Bojana Pejić, Zoran Popović, Jasna Tijardović, Slavko Timotijević, Raša Todosijević, Biljana Tomić, Goran Trbuljak, and Dragomir Zupanc.

Kino Beleške was first shown during the second half of the 1970s at the SKC in Belgrade and other Student Cultural Centres of the Yugoslav Federation. It was broadcast in 1986 on the Belgrade Television programme TV Gallery, as part of SKC: First 15 Years. After this the film disappeared. It was rediscovered over two decades later, and was first shown with English subtitles in 2008 at the 49th October Salon in Belgrade, Artist-Citizen: Contextual Artistic Practices, curated by Bojana Pejić. In the same year the film was included in the first stages of the touring exhibition and lecture series, The Case of Students’ Cultural Centre - Belgrade in the 1970s, at SKUC-Ljubljana, organised by the Prelom Kolektiv, Jelena Vesić and Dušan Grlja.

Lutz Becker is a German artist, filmmaker and curator. He lives and works in London. He studied art and the history of art in Berlin and Hanover and art and film the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Becker is a producer and director of political and art documentaries as well as an expert on Russian Constructivism and Italian Futurism. He is an independent curator for many international exhibitions. As an artist his video and sound installations have appeared in museums and galleries worldwide. His paintings are being exhibited and are in public and private collections in Britain, Germany, Italy and Latin America.

Dr Lina Džuverović is an independent curator and Lecturer at the Reading School of Art, University of Reading. Lina's most recent curatorial project was 'Monuments Should Not Be Trusted' for Nottingham Contemporary (January - March 2016). The exhibition and associated events brought together varied artistic practices and material culture from the former Yugoslavia, from the 1960s and1970s. Džuverović's PhD (Pop Art Tendencies in Self-managed Socialism: Pop Reactions and Countercultural Pop in Yugoslavia in 1960s and 1970s), which was funded by a collaborative award (AHRC) between Tate and the Royal College of Art, contributed towards Tate Modern's exhibition The World Goes Pop (2015). Between 2011 and 2013 Lina was Artistic Director at Calvert 22 Foundation. Prior to this she spent seven years as Executive Director of Electra, a London-based contemporary art organisation which she co-founded in 2003.