MILIJANA BABIĆ & IDA HANSSON: PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE
EXHIBITION OPENING September 23 2014 8 PM
OPEN September 23 – October 7 2014
Galerija Drugo more, Korzo 28/1 Rijeka Croatia

After a series of experiments within the CORNERS project, where artists and researchers explored corners of Europe, gathering stories and inspiration for artistic projects, it’s time now to share these stories. To bring them back to places that inspired them. One such story, Put yourself in my place, connects Balkan and North through the brave and challenging “exchange” arranged by Milijana Babić and Ida Hansson. The project was presented this spring in Umea, and will be continued this autumn in Rijeka, Croatia.

You are invited to join us on Tuesday Sep 23 at 8 pm for the exhibition opening and to meet the artists. The exhibition remains open until Oct 7.

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The artists developed their own methodologies for understanding how society approaches art. They engaged on a specific continuous performance of swapping lives for a period of three weeks. They chose not to simply imitate one another, but instead adopted new environments: the other’s place. They remained the same people but examined how this new place affected them and their artwork. The life of Milijana thus created the meaning of life for Ida, and vice versa.

Ida Hansson (1978) is a visual artist working with performance and video. She lives and works in Umeå, Sweden. Her work focuses on questions concerning identity, gender and normality, using alter egos and role-playing. She received her BFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim, Norway, and her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå. She is a board member of the artist-run gallery Verkligheten in Umeå, and has been working on the art festival ‘Survival Kit’ organised by the gallery. She has also been involved in curating and teaching at institutions in Umeå and in Norway. Her work has been shown at exhibitions in Sweden, Norway and Latvia.

Milijana Babić (1974) is a visual artist whose work often enters the field of live art. She lives and works in Rijeka, Croatia. Her recent projects evolve around questions concerning the position of women artists in society. She studied fine arts at the Durban Institute of Technology, Durban, Republic of South Africa (BFA), and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia (MFA). She is a long-term collaborator of the City of Women Festival in Ljubljana. Since 2007 she has collaborated with the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka, in the teaching and development of a new study programme, Media Arts and Practices. She is a member of the artists’ organisation Delta 5 based in Rijeka. Her work has been exhibited internationally.

Art gallery working hours: MON-FRI 10am-1pm, 4pm-8pm, SAT 10am-1pm

Production coordinator: Nataša Zavolovšek, Exodos / Artistic director of Corners: Chris Torch
Co-production: Drugo more (Rijeka, Croatia), Intercult (Stockholm, Sweden) in collaboration with Umeå 2014

Supported by: EU (Creative Europe), National Foundation for Civil Society Development, Foundation Kultura nova, City of Rijeka – Department of Culture, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, IASPIS, Västerbottens Kuriren, Novi list

corners logoThis project is a part of the CORNERS platform. CORNERS is an intercultural artists’ platform designed and driven by a partnership of cultural institutions at the edges of Europe.

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