6 July – 28 August 2014
Ana Prvacki’s (b. 1976, Serbia) work has been included in many international exhibitions including dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); Sydney Biennial (2007); Singapore Biennial (2006); Turin Triennale (2005). She has developed projects for venues and institutions such as Greeting Committee, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, United States (2011); Mardi, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2010); Music Derived Pain Killer, Castello di Rivoli, Italy (2009); T1 Pantagruel Syndrome, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy (2005); Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, United States (2012); Speculative Futures, Bloomberg HQ, New York, United States (2011); 25 Years Later…, Art in General, New York, United States (2007); Time Becomes Form, Artists Space, New York, United States (2008); Neutralize Negative Feelings, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, United States (2013); Performing Practice, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, United States (2012).
In her videos, services, concoctions and drawings, Ana Prvacki uses a gently pedagogical and comedic approach in an attempt to reconcile etiquette and erotics. Prvacki’s practice also centres around the human negotiation involved in endeavours such as hospitality, team efforts through music or questioning our normative cultural codes around ways of being in and navigating a contemporary life.
Sam Durant is a multimedia artist whose works engage a variety of social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing American history, his work explores the varying relationships between culture and politics, engaging subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement, southern rock music, and modernism. His work has been widely exhibited internationally and in the United States. He has had solo museum exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand. His work has been included in the Panamá, Sydney, Venice and Whitney Biennales. Durant shows with several galleries including Blum and Poe in Los Angeles, Paula Cooper Gallery in New York, Praz-Delavallade in Paris and Sadie Coles Gallery in London. In 2006 he compiled and edited a comprehensive monograph of Black Panther artist Emory Douglas’ work. His recent curatorial credits include Eat the Market at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Black Panther: the Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the New Museum in New York. He was a finalist for the 2008 Hugo Boss Prize.
In her videos, services, concoctions and drawings, Ana Prvacki uses a gently pedagogical and comedic approach in an attempt to reconcile etiquette and erotics. Her work has been included in many international exhibitions including dOCUMENTA 13, Sydney Biennial 2007, Singapore Biennial 2006 and the Turin Triennale 2005. She has developed projects for venues and institutions such as the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Castello di Rivoli Museod’Arte Contemporanea (Turin), Smart Museumof Art (Chicago), Bloomberg HQ (NYC), Art in General (NYC), Artists Space (NYC), Umoca (Salt Lake City) and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston).