Preoccupations / Danilo Prnjat / Work (in art)

5th June 2018 at 7:30 pm

Art Gallery / Trg nezavisnosti / Podgorica

 

Work (in art) 

The event with the theme of Work (in art) is conceived in the form of a presentation of several art projects by artist Danilo Prnjat and a public talk on the topic of production relationships within which the work of young artists is situated nowadays. The talk will include a shorter introductory exposition with a reference to the historical framework within which the work of artist as a specific type of worker / producer was constructed in relation to the contextual and political determinations. The dialogical form followed by examples from current modes of self-organisation of artistic production will strive to evoke the mechanisms through which these dominant models operate. As this field is increasingly transforming towards the goal of “self-sustainability” based on the sale of wage working artists in the creative industries or on the production of a specific type of goods for the art market (art collections), the purpose of the conversation is to jointly and collectively try to open a new horizons when situating this particular type of work, which will not reproduce the existing power system and the exploitation of any kind.

Danilo Prnjat (Montenegro, 1982) is a visual artist who lives and works in Belgrade. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, conferences, talks and realisations of (art) projects that explore the policies of participatory practices and collective work. In his work, he seeks to overcome the established boundaries of art, and the relationship between art and social reality through intervention in the field of economics and education. He is currently a PhD candidate in Communication / Art and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. His critical work that is based on the analysis of liberal culture he primary publishes on the website DeMaterijalization of Art . More information at: www.daniloprnjat.com and http://dematerijalizacijaumetnosti.com/