Platform: What, How & for Whom   Landmark  Club

On the occasion of Tomo Savić-Gecans exhibitions at Jeu de Paume, Paris and Bergen Kunsthall we have invited What, How and for Whom to hold a lecture.
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The lecture is being held by Sabina Sabolovic and Ana Devic from the croatian curator collective What, How and for Whom (WHW).

In addition Tomo Savić-Gecans new film, Untitled, 2010, will be shown as a lopp in Landmark from 5.30 pm and will be made available as HD quality stream on this webpage in the same period.

Live stream of the lecture here:

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Watch the film here from 5.30 pm in HD quality.

The projects by Tomo Savić-Gecan often engage in initiating unexpected interactions between the space, the viewers and the non-existent object of exhibition. The author's projects function as empty sites filled with various charges, concealed tensions, references and interlinings. By abolishing the object of exhibition and impinging on the physical and symbolic dimension of space of art, the artist indirectly interrogates the ways artistic institutions function. The artist's works can be seen as an ongoing tactical positioning vis-a-vis and within the space of the gallery white cube – a supposedly timeless and neutral framework meant for the production of “autonomous art objects".

The beginning of our curatorial activities in Zagreb collided with number of the projects Tomo Savić-Gecan has been working on since late 90's. We would like to address some prominent aspects and persistent methodologies of his work from the specific perspective we share with him, i.e. the original context of Croatian 90 'and 2000’s and its specificities and socio-political connotations. The aim of the lecture is to contextualize the artist's strategies of dematerialization, absence and emptiness in relation to the legacy of local Croatian and Yugoslav conceptual art and the specific status of cultural institutions.

Tomo Savić-Gecan, Untitled, 2010
Photographer: Jasenko Rasol
5.30 pm - 8 pm

Before the lecture we will also show a new film by Tomo Savić-Gecan that, as with all his works, connects two places and temporalities. In this first ever film by the artist, entitled, Untitled, he allows pictorial representation to enter his otherwise previously unrepresentable oeuvre. The film, as the artist attests, is not a documentation of one of his projects, but another method of conveying the ideas at the center of his practice: that the aesthetic experience normally attached to the traditional art object in his case, is elsewhere.

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