Dislocations | Mila Panić 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

Thursday 24 June (12 - 1pm) | In conversation with Mila PANIĆ (Germany) https://milapanic.net/

Exhibition link: https://linktr.ee/dislocations (live on 21 June)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/757870411556912 

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

About the Artist

Mila Panić (b. 1991), Bosnian-born artist, researcher and aspiring comedian. In 2015, she moved to Germany, where she completed the MFA Public Art and New Art Strategies at Bauhaus University Weimar, after completing the BA at the Academy of Arts, University of Banja Luka, BiH. The artist's practice ranges from personalized documentation to highly poetic visual and discursive elements, from drawings to family videos, found footage, food and photographs, creating a cycle that interprets the various inheritances of migration by providing the glimpses into the consequences of the process itself revealing what is not documented, shaping the whole picture, de-masks the different cultural narratives existing subtly in the very idea of migration. In this process Panić addresses the constant aspiration for a better life counterbalancing personal expectations and guilt with intimacy as a tool for resistance.

She is the initiator of Fully Funded Residencies association and online platform that serves for disseminating open calls, assisting artists with funded residency opportunities and for sharing experiences and critical reflection on AiR programmes. Her works have been exhibited internationally among others at Kunsthaus Dresden (Germany), the Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Künstlerhaus Wien (Austria), and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje (North Macedonia) etc. and solo exhibitions realized in Belgrade, Berlin and Leipzig. Panic has participated in several residencies, festivals and talks such as Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany; Kultur-Kontakt Residency, Vienna, Austria; ADATA AiR Plovdiv, Bulgaria etc. She is the winner of ZVONO Art Award 2020 for Young Visual Artist in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Currently, Panić lives, mingles and multitasks in Berlin. 

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:

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

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/

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