Red Winter — Rena Rädle and Vladan Jeremić
26 september – 15 november 2015.
opening at 7 pm
Ul. Josipa Jurja Strossmayera 6
The exhibition brings documents and artworks that emerged during artistic interventions in Norway, Serbia and Croatia. Re-actualizing emancipatory heritage through interventions, newspapers and banners in public space, the artists are dealing with questions of labour and the contemporary position of workers. “Red Winter” from 2014 represents a rearticulation of the historical workers’ struggles in Norway through an intervention with sound, newspapers and banners on the square of Levanger city. “Workers’ Collective” from 2013 comprises the republishing of a newspaper supporting the union struggle of miners of the Mining and Smelting Basin Bor in Serbia. Through the recently realized “Ironworks ABC” (intervention in public space, realized in the framework of the Festival Željezara in 2015 in Sisak), the artists develop tools for inventing a vocabulary of social transformation. The work starts from form, spatial relations and condition of sculptures created within the artists’ colony of Sisak Željezara between 1971 and 1990.
Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić are Belgrade-based artists whose artistic practice comprises working with drawing, text, video and photography. Since 2002 they have been developing a joint artistic and curatorial practice, exploring the overlapping space between art and politics. In their artistic work they focus on social and economical conditions of reproduction, unveiling in a provoking way the contradictions of today’s societies.
Recently realized curatorial projects include: “A Real Work of Art – art, work, and solidarity structures”, RAM Gallery, Oslo, “Art Production in Restriction. Possibilities of Transformative Art Production and Coalition-Building”, Trondheim and “I Will Never Talk About the War Again”, Färgfabriken, Stockholm. Their upcoming exhibitions include: “Mundus vadit retro”, Kibla, Maribor; “Red Winter”, Deep Sites, LevArt, Levanger; “To the Square 2″, Perpetuum Mobilε, Checkpoint Helsinki 2014; “Between Worlds II”, Kraljevic Galerija, Zagreb; “Self Made Urbanism Rome”, nGbK, Berlin, “Places of memory – Fields of vision”, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki; “Absolute Democracy”, Rotor, Graz; “Oktobar XXX”, 15. Pančevačko Bijenale, Srbija; “The Housing Agenda”, Cable Factory Gallery and Ateneum Museum, Helsinki and La maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille; “Moving Forwards, Counting Backwards”, MUAC, Mexico City.
SIZ Gallery program is financially supported by Croatian Ministry of Culture, City of Rijeka Office for Culture.