SPACE Mare Street
Thur 12 May, 6.30 - 8pm
FREE, please register here
Maruša Sagadin speaks to Rosy Head, Senior Tutor in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, about her SPACE commission in an informal conversation on Thursday 12 May, 6.30 – 8pm at SPACE Mare Street. The event is an opportunity to hear Sagadin expand on her project Doris Ionic Iconic and the broader themes in her work including: gender, visibility, architecture, sites of leisure, pop and subcultures and urban street culture.
Rosy Head is Senior Tutor in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, where she has taught since 2009. Head’s practice as an artist, writer and educator, spans multiple disciplines and mediums. Influenced by her background in physics and architecture, her work is concerned with modes of abstraction across different fields, and the interrelations where these abstractions collide with the aesthetic and social environments of the built world. She is an advisor to the Whitechapel Gallery on the Gerrard O’Carroll Memorial Lectures, which seek to explore dialogues between art and architecture.
Maruša Sagadin (b. Ljubljana, Slovenia) is based in Vienna and Doris Ionic Iconic is her first exhibition in the UK. Her practice incorporates references to architecture, feminism, pop and subcultures, as well as urban street culture. The resulting sculptural works articulate a seductive version of the built environment that is double-edged, both colourfully celebratory and critical.
Sagadin’s work has been shown widely in Europe and USA, including the selected upcoming and recent exhibitions at the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York (2016); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2015); Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin (2014); Neue Galerie, Innsbruck (2014); 21er Haus, Vienna (2012) and MAK Center, Los Angeles (2010).
Maruša Sagadin’s Doris Ionic Iconic is kindly supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum London, Federal Chancellery of Austria and Province of Styria.