Dislocations | Olia Sosnovskaya in conversation with Dr Jon Blackwood

International Summer School logo, 21st - 25th June 2021

Online Exhibition and Artists Q&A

Everyday between 21st - 25th June, 12 - 1pm

Monday 21 June (12 - 1pm) | In conversation with Olia SOSNOVSKAYA (Belarus / Austria) http://oliasosnovskaya.com


Click Here to Register 

(Please note the title of the ticket is 'Dislocations')

About the Artist

Olia Sosnovskaya (Vienna/Minsk) is an artist, researcher and writer. She works with text, performance and visual art, intertwining the notions of festivity and the political within the post-socialist contexts and beyond. Currently a PhD candidate at the PhD-in-Practice, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Сo-founder of the WORK HARD! PLAY HARD! collective platform (www.workhardplay.pw) and member of the artistic-research group Problem Collective. http://oliasosnovskaya.com 

Chair: Dr Jon Blackwood

Jon Blackwood is an educator, writer and curator. Since 2014 he has worked at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, where he is currently reader in contemporary art. He has previously worked at DJCAD, University of Dundee. Jon’s research is concentrated on notions of peripherality and post-socialist transition in Central & Eastern Euorpe, as well as contemporary art and activism. Jon is a member of IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, and SCAN. He has curated exhibitions nationally (Summerhall, Edinburgh, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, the Fleming Collection, London) & internationally (Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Atelier DADO, Cetinje; duplex, Sarajevo; Muzej na Grad Skopje, North Macedonia).

The programme for the rest of the week is as follows:

Tuesday 22 June | In conversation with Ahmet ÖGÜT (Turkey) https://www.ahmetogut.com/

Wednesday 23 June In conversation with Stella ROONEY (Scotland) https://www.stellarooney.com/

Thursday 24 June | In conversation with Mila PANIĆ (Germany) https://milapanic.net/

Friday 25 June In conversation with Elena CEMERSKA / Ivana MIRCHESKA (North Macedonia)

In addition, on Tuesday 22 June, a discussion session will be held between 10 - 11.30am with Dr Jon Blackwood and invited speakers Dr Laura Leuzzi, University of Dundee, and Sally Reaper, director of Look Again Aberdeen. This session will explore digital curation and introduce the Dislocations exhibition thematically.

Click Here to Register (Please note that each daily session should be booked separately. The title of the ticket is 'Dislocations')

First published: 25 May 2021