Marko Lulic, Hard and Soft No.2, 2002/05, fiberplate, wood, varnish, 450 x 650cm.
Marko Lulic Lecture at
, Eliot Hall, room 314
Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m. (free)
Ok there have been a heap of lectures in Portland recently but this is one of my top
3 this Spring (the other two are Dan Cameron April 15th and Rosalind Krauss
May 20th at PAM). Here is
a link to Lulic's most recent exhibition
. (note the invaluable Cooley Gallery will be closed for rennovations [no more carpet!] till September, Lulic will have the re-opening show).
I'm extremely excited about Marko's work, he's an artist who explores old new ideas
with a great deal of panache. The work infuses the dead ends of politics, architecture
and other forms of power with the sense that their circle no longer holds us
with their once tighter a grip, while pointing out the lingering pervasiveness of that grip. Thanks
to Marjorie Meyers for making this happen.
Lulic's building projects, sculptures, and video installations explore architecture,
public space, and social/political relations through replication of existing,
decaying, and destroyed monuments: revisiting their status and appropriateness.
Lulic sculpts Titoist Yugoslavian Modernism; explores Wilhelm Reich and his
investigations into Orgone radiation; circulates posters and invitation cards
in the Kippenbergian tradition of proactive embarrassment; shoots Reichian-internationalist
propaganda videos; and researches the life of Nikola Tesla (Serbian rival of
Edison in the battle between AC and DC).
Lulic has exhibited his work at spaces such as: The Swiss Institute, NYC; the
Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany; Bastard, Oslo, Norway; and the Office for Contemporary
Art, Oslo Norway. A monograph on Lulic's work is being published by the Kunstverein
Heilbronn and Snoeck Books, Cologne, with texts by Eva Diaz (Whitney ISP Program),
Gianni Jetzer (Swiss Institute), Branko Dimitrijevic (theoretician, curator
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade) and Joerg Heiser (editor Frieze
Lulic lectures in Portland for the first time in advance of his major two-person
exhibition with New York artist Peter Kreider; opening at the Cooley Gallery
in September in conjunction with PICAs 2007 TBA festival. The exhibition
is co-curated by Cooley Gallery Director Stephanie Snyder and PICA Visual Art
Program Director Kristan Kennedy.