Screening & Talk: Struggle in New York

Zoran Popović, Struggle in New York, 1976 (from left to right: Paula Ramsden, Kathryn Bigelow, Christine Kozlov)

06.07.2017, 19:00

Screening: Zoran Popović, Struggle in New York, 1976, 16 mm, b&w, sound, 56 min.; post-production: Zoran Popović / Mark Borgan (2008)

Moderation: Lucie Kolb (author, artist and curator)
In English
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The rarely shown film Struggle in New York (1976) by Belgrade artist Zoran Popović documents the politicization of a circle of conceptual artists in New York in the mid-1970s. Groups and individuals such as Art & Language, Kathryn Bigelow, Mayo Thompson, Joseph Kosuth, Anthony McCall, Karl Beveridge and Carol Conde, Ian Burn, Mel Ramsden, Michael Corris and Artists Meeting for Cultural Change took part with short contributions, which were arranged by Popović for a one-hour film.
In the following talk with Zoran Popović and the producer Jasna Tijardović, we will discuss the conditions of production in the 1970s and the conceptual art scene in Belgrade.

Zoran Popović (*1944, Belgrade) lives and works in Belgrade. Together with Marina Abramović, Gera Urkom, Neša Paripović, Raša Todosijević and Era Milivojević, he was one of the key figures of the conceptual art movement in Belgrade and is one of its foremost documentalist. He has made several influential films about conceptual art in Yugoslavia and wrote together with Jasna Tijardović a corresponding article in the magazine The Fox published by Art & Language.

Jasna Tijardović (*1947, Split) is a curator and author. From 1990-2000 she worked as a curator for new media at the Museum for Contemporary Art in Belgrade, where she has been responsible for the art mediation since 1975. She taught at The Cooper Union College of Art in New York, the Iawo City University, and the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.

Lucie Kolb (*1985, Bern) is an artist and co-editor of the magazine Brand-New-Life. She teaches at the F + F School of Art and Design and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Publications as co-editor include Art Handling (JRP Ringier 2016), This Book is a Classroom (Passenger Books 2012) and the edition "(New) Institution (alism)" of the magazine OnCurating (2014).

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