Jasmina Cibic | Artist's Salon
17 Oct 5:30PM
17 Oct 7:30PM
The Pleasure of Expense
Preview & Performance
Thursday 17 October, 5.30–7.30pm
Replete with the appropriate pomp and circumstance, the curtains will be raised on The Pleasure of Expense at the exhibition preview with an all-female operatic ensemble. Bringing the gifting of culture centre stage, the ensemble will sing excerpts of political speeches made during key moments of social crisis in the 20th century. Sung whilst reclining on hammocks embroidered with political slogans and suspended from three metal sculptures, the new performance brings state power, modernist architecture and the disciplined body into a single spectacle.
The event is free and unticketed.
The Pleasure of Expense is a major solo exhibition of new works by award-winning Slovenian artist Jasmina Cibic, internationally lauded since representing Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennial (2013). Visually evocative and critically engaged, the exhibition at Cooper Gallery choreographs film, sculpture, photography, textile, performance and archives into a provocative mediation on the aesthetics and gestures underscoring contemporary politics and international relations.
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The Pleasure of Expense, a film installation with live performance commissioned by Cooper Gallery - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design - University of Dundee.
The Gift, Act II (2019), (part of the exhibition The Pleasure of Expense) single channel HD video.
Co-commissioned by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network, steirischer herbst ‘19 and macLYON.
Co-produced by FLAMIN Productions through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England, steirischer herbst ‘19, macLYON and Waddington Studios London.
Supported by Cooper Gallery - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design - University of Dundee, Northern Film School - Leeds Beckett University, UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Museum of Yugoslavia, United Nations Geneva, Espace Niemeyer.
Curatorial advisors: Matthieu Lelièvre, Alessandro Vincentelli.
Image credit: Jasmina Cibic, The Gift, Act II, 2019. Single channel HD video (still). Courtesy of the artist.
The Pleasure of Expense at Cooper Gallery, DJCAD is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.