Suzana Milevska: Troubled Relation Between Theory and Curatorial Practice

Suzana Milevska, Expectancy Wave, 1992.
Suzana Milevska, Expectancy Wave, 1992.

Public Lecture and Q/A Session

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 6 pm, SCCA Project room, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana; the event will be held in English.

In the lecture, Suzana Milevska will address the important and complex relation between contemporary curating and theoretical discourses. She will point to the limitations that occur when theoretical concepts are used as an excuse for and to advocate the curatorial choice of models, strategies and relationships instead of using these concepts as starting points for a critical self-reflection on art and curatorial choices.

The Q/A Session's point of departure will be presented case studies on the base of which we will discuss different possible ways in which theory and practice - especially in cases of intertwining art and social-political activism - can relate to and influence each other.

Suzana Milevska (Skopje) is an art historian, curator and theorist of visual art and culture. In 2012, she was awarded the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory, and in 2013 she was appointed as the first Endowed Professor for Central and South Eastern European Art Histories at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

More about the programme and lecturer.

The event is the first in the 2014 World of Art public programme, which is being prepared by the SCCA-Ljubljana and the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory.