6PM YOUR LOCAL TIME (6PM YLT)
Rijeka parcitipates in the evening of contemporary art events simultaneously taking place around Europe and gathered in one place – on the web platform 6pmyourlocaltime.com
6PM YOUR LOCAL TIME (6PM YLT) is a networked, distributed, one night contemporary art event taking place simultaneously in different locations, coordinated from one central venue and documented online via a web application. After a beta test successfully organized in the United Kingdom in October 2014, the format will show its full potential on July 22, when dozens of participants from 4 different time zones will open their exhibit at the same time, documenting them in real time on the web platform 6pmyourlocaltime.com, the event’s primary venue. Curated by Fabio Paris, the event will be orchestrated by a team of collaborators from a temporary office installed in the fascinating location provided by the Castle of Brescia, where the flow of images and videos from all over Europe will be displayed in front of the audience of the MusicalZOO Festival, the local partner of the event.
As part of this event, in the gallery space of the Filodrammatica building in Rijeka Drugo more will organize an artist talk with a visual artist Igor Eškinja. In a conversation with Krešimir Purgar, a researcher and head of the Center for Visual Studies in Zagreb, Eškinja will present his work.
Igor Eškinja (Rijeka/Croatia, 1975) lives and works in Rijeka. In 2002. he graduated painting at Accademia di Belle Arti Venice in the class of prof. Carla Di Raca. Eškinja constructs his architectures of perception as ensembles of modesty and elegance. In his works he “performs” objects and situations, embracing them in their intimate and quiet transition from two-dimensional to three-dimensional formal appearance. By using simple, cheap materials, like scotch tape or electric cables, and deconstructing them with extreme precision and mathematical accuracy within strict spatial parameters, Eškinja defines other quality which goes far beyond physical aspects and enters into registers of imagination and beyond perception. Among others, Eškinja’s works were included in international exhibitions: Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy (2008); Complicity, Rena Bransten gallery, San Francisco (2009); 28 Grafični Biennale, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2009); Dirt, Wellcome foundation, London, G. Britain, (2011), Rearview Mirror, Power plant, Toronto, Canada, (2011); Inhabitants of generic places, Kunstforum, Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art-Zagreb (2011), Ash and Gold – a world tour, Marta Herford, Germany, (2012); 2nd Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg, Russia (2012); 8 ways to overcome space and time, Muzej savremene umetnosti, Beograd, Serbia, (2013); as well as independent exhibitions: The Day After, Federico Luger gallery, Milano, Italy (2011); Interieur Captivant, MAC/VAL museum, Vitry, France (2012); Quixote, MUWA, Graz, Austria (2014).
Krešimir Purgar (Zagreb/Croatia, 1964) is active in theory of visual arts and is a founder and main researcher of the Center for Visual Studies in Zagreb. He is a member of the Croatian section of AICA, the Study section of ULUPUH and American Association for Italian Studies. He specializes in visual studies, film and contemporary Italian literature, as well as the relationship between text and image. From 2010 he teaches visual communications and communication theories at Fashion Design, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb. He’s the author of two books (The Neo-Baroque Subject and Surviving Image) and numerous scientific articles.
6PM Your Local Time is a format by the Link Art Center, developed in collaboration with Abandon Normal Devices (AND), Manchester and Gummy Industries, Brescia. The project is part of Masters & Servers. Networked Culture in the Post-Digital Age, a joint project by Aksioma (SI), Drugo more (HR), Abandon Normal Devices (UK), Link Art Center (IT) and d-i-n-a / The Influencers (ES) that was recently awarded with a Creative Europe 2014 – 2020 grant. For 24 months from now, Masters & Servers will explore networked culture in the post-digital age.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
The event 6PM Your Local Time Europe is done in collaboration with Gummy Industries and the festivalMusicalZOO, and with the support of Comune di Brescia, Fondazione Brescia Musei and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia.