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Jasmina Cibic: This Machines Builds Nations

Friday 09 February 2018Monday 28 May 2018

A site-specific installation that showcases the three films of Jasmina Cibic's Nada (Hope) trilogy. The artist has devised chambers where specific architectural components are reconfigured. These include design fragments drawn from Yugoslavia's unique synthesis of modernist architecture, art and design. Corridors, curtains and murals here become theatrical devices which guide the viewer through the exhibition. Bridging the installation are three films examining three architects and the role their work played in forming national representation in decisive moments of European history: Mies van der Rohe and his trade fair designs for Germany in the 1920s; Vjenceslav Richter’s Yugoslav Pavilion for the 1958 Brussels EXPO; and Arne Jacobsen’s Aarhus Town Hall finished during the Nazi occupation of Denmark.

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Keyword tags

architecture | Arne Jacobsen | film | installation | Jasmina Cibic | Mies van der Rohe | performance | sculpture | Vjenceslav Richter | Yugoslavia


Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
S Shore Road
Gateshead Tyne and Wear NE8 3BA

phone 0191 478 1810
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