In the last week of Yesterday is cancelled, tomorrow is irreversible exhibition being opened at Filodrammatica Gallery, join us for an artist talk with its author – Vienna-based artist Oliver Ressler.
The conversation will take place live on Facebook and, therefore on the screens of your computers, cell phones or tablets, on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7 p.m. The recording of the talk will be available later on this site.
Prior to the aforementioned exhibition which is currently on view, Oliver Ressler already exhibited some of his works in Rijeka: together with Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, in 2005 we presented his exhibition Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies; in the framework of Mine, yours, ours festival, in 2007 we screened his film 5 Factories and in 2009 we presented his exhibition What is democracy? at SIZ Gallery. Ressler has also made one of his works in Rijeka: in 2015 he choose one of the beaches in Rijeka as a stage for his successful photo-project “Stranded”.
Find out more about how the videos following climate movements were made, how does it feel to be behind the camera during a blockade of a coal mine or an occupation of the Venice Film Festival’s red carpet, what memories and experiences link him to Rijeka, and what’s new with his latest work, “Barricading the Ice Sheets ”.
We’ll publish the link leading to the live online stream here on this page, as well as the Facebook Event page and our Facebook page.
From the Yesterday is cancelled, tomorrow is irreversible exhibition opening, photo: Istog Duško Žorž / Drugo more (Flickr gallery)
What is democracy? at Galerija SIZ
From the catalogue of the Mine, yours, ours: Solidarity, 2009. Design: Mario Aničić
Visit Ressler’s exhibition Yesterday is cancelled, tomorrow is irreversible at Filodrammatica Gallery until June 6th, on weekdays 11-13 & 17-20, and on Saturdays 11-20.
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Oliver Ressler is an artist and filmmaker who produces installations, projects in public space, and films on issues such as economics, democracy, migration, the climate crisis, forms of resistance and social alternatives. Ressler has completed thirty-four films that have been screened in thousands of events of social movements, art institutions and film festivals. A retrospective of his films took place at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève in 2013. Ressler has had solo exhibitions at Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; The Cube Project Space, Taipei; Kunsthaus Graz, Graz and comprehensive solo exhibitions at Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo – CAAC, Seville; SALT Galata, Istanbul; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; and Cultural Centre of Belgrade. Ressler has participated in more than 400 group exhibitions, including Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; MASSMoCA, North Adams, USA; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the biennials in Prague (2005), Seville (2006), Moscow (2007), Taipei (2008), Lyon (2009), Gyumri (2012), Venice (2013), Athens (2013, 2015), Quebec (2014), Helsinki (2014), Jeju (2017), Kyiv (2017), Gothenburg (2019) and Stavanger (2019), and at Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017 (exhibition organized by EMST). Since 2019 Ressler directs Barricading the Ice Sheets, a research project on the climate justice movement, funded by the Austrian Science Fund, that will lead to an exhibition at Camera Austria in Graz in September 2021. --- Photo: Lineematiche, Luca Guadagnini