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Av Lars Vilks - 5 september 2009 22:37

Marjetica Potrč (b. 1953, Slovenia) received degrees in architecture (1978) and sculpture (1986, 1988) from the University of Ljubljana.

Potrc’s work inevitably points to the dangers of globalization, climate change and unsustainable urban growth. However, firmly imbued with an aesthetic of hope, it shows how rural living can offer a model for the future; a vibrant community that is both self-supporting and globally connected.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Europe and the Americas, including the Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil (1996 and 2006); Skulptur. Projekte in Muenster, Germany (1997); The Structure of Survival at the Venice Biennial (2003); and FarSites at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (2005). She has had solo shows at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001); the Max Protetch Gallery, New York (2002, 2005 and 2008); the Nordenhake Gallery in Berlin (2003 and 2007); the PBICA in Lake Worth, Florida (2003); the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2004); the Portikus in Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2006); The Curve, Barbican Art Galleries in London (2007); Venice Biennial 2009. 

"Finding an energy and a certain poetry in the architecture of the disenfranchised, Potrc creates an anti-monumental art that rethinks the concepts of publicity and privacy."


Project in the biennial: How to build a sustainable shelter in the style of C.D Friedrich

Av Lars Vilks - 3 september 2009 10:36

Moscow Poetry Club

This literary club was founded in 2007, chaired by Kirill Kovalzi and curated by Evgeny Nikitin. The nucleus of the club is a group of poets-metarealists and poets of the "Poetry" club - Evgeny Bunimovich, Jury Arabov, Mark Shatunovsky, Vladimir Aristov, Alexander Eremenko, Alexander Samartsev, Sergey Strokan, John High, and also young poets Andrey Rodionov, Alexey Korolev, Alexander Pereverzin, Gennady Kanevsky, Igor Karaulov, Evgeniya Vorobyeva and Evgeniy Nikitin. The name is an important connection with the legendary Moscow Poetry Club which was founded in the 1980s. Among the founders is the well-known poet Viktor Korkiya (b. 1948). 

Moscow Poetry Club, the poetic club in the form we see today, is the form (however unostentatious) of a dialogue between the modern art and poetry. The club participated in Venice Biennial 2009 with the theme Making Words.


In the Ladonia Biennial Andrey Rodionov is performing a revised poetry version of Viktor Korkiya’s play "The Invincible Armada"(after Lope de Vega). The famous Spanish author Lope de Vega participated in the battle of the Armada in 1588 and survived.

Music: DDT, Peter Tchajkovsky Manfred, Francisco Guerrero, Sililoquios, text by Lope de Vega.

Av Lars Vilks - 1 september 2009 23:40

Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) studied architecture at Cornell University but never practiced conventionally as a professional. Instead, he married the idea of art and architecture to develop his artistic process. In the early 1970s, Matta-Clark was interested in the idea of entropy, metamorphic gaps, and leftover/ambiguous space, what he called "Anarchitecture." He had come to see buildings, rooms, urban spaces, neighbourhoods, and places where people gather as situations in which his planned "interventions" could create something new.  

After his death his influence in contemporary art increased especially since 1990.    

In Ladonia Biennial Gordon Matta-Clark’s film Tree Dancing from 1971, is to be seen in a new context and in a new form: Tree Ghost Dancing

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