35-4 / BALTICS


FUSE Magazine Launches Issue 35-4/States of Postcoloniality/BALTICS on Nuit Blanche!

In this issue: NOMEDA AND GEDIMINAS URBONAS Ruta Remake – Pattern ALISON COOLEY Some notes for Chto Delat and Reartikulcija JESSICA MACCORMACK and SARAH MANGLE #Riotact JURIJ DOBRIAKOV We Claim to Own Them ALISE UPITIS Unsettle and Redistribute, in conversation with NOMEDA AND GEDIMINAS URBONAS SYDNEY HART in conversation with AGNE BAGDZIUNAITE Revising a Strategically Demonized Past MARC JAMES LÉGER in conversation with MICHAEL BLUM and BARBARA CLAUSEN, on ALEXANDER KLUGE‘s News from Ideological Antiquity Project by JOHANNA SOPHIE SANTOS BASSETTI 1992 Reviews of Rearview Mirror at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery curated by Christopher Eamon; Amy Fung’s review of Indigenous Aesthetics and the Remaking of Art History organized by Candice Hopkins and The Art Gallery of Alberta; Amber Landgraff’s review of the promise of making; Pablo Rodiguez’s review of Constellation & Correspondances: Transmission entre artistes/Networking Between Artists 1970 – 1980 Contributor Bios – Agne Bagdžiūnaitė is an artist who lives and works in New York, USA and Žeimiai, Lithuania. She studied painting at the Vilnius Art Academy and completed her Master of Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Michael Blum is an artist based in Montreal. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a body of work—videos, installations, books—that offers a critical re-reading of the production of culture and history. His work has been shown extensively at venues such as the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), De Appel (Amsterdam), Kunsthalle Wien, the New Museum (New York), as well as the Baltic, Istanbul and Tirana biennials. He is currently a professor at UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques. Barbara Clausen is a curator and art historian. She received her PhD in Art History (on the historiography of performance art and the work of Babette Mangolte) from the University of Vienna, Austria, in 2010 and is currently a guest professor in the department of art history at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since 2004 she has curated the screening programs, exhibitions and performance series i.e. at the MUMOK Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna, TATE Modern, as well as, most recently, Down Low Up High — Performing the Vernacular, at Argos in Brussels (2011). She is currently organizing an exhibition on the work of Babette Mangolte for VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, in Montreal (2013). Alison Cooley is a Toronto-based writer and curator. She is currently pursuing an MA in Art History and Curatorial Practice at York University. Jurij Dobriakov is a critic, translator and independent researcher of contemporary culture. He lectures on theory of photography and everyday culture at Vilnius Design College, and has been published in Lithuanian and international cultural publications. His fields of interest include psychoanalysis, media theory, philosophy of photography, urban studies and psychogeography. Dobriakov lives and works in Vilnius. Amy Fung is an arts writer and curator currently based in Vancouver. Her writing appears in magazines and other platforms including Art Papers, C Magazine, Frieze, Modern Painters. Sydney Hart is an artist, writer and editor of livedspace, a research and publishing organization investigating the social production of space in relation to contemporary cultural production. Amber Landgraff is an artist/curator who uses community and political engagement as an integral part of her curatorial and artistic practice. She has an MFA in Criticism in Curatorial Practices from OCAD, and in theory understands how to make cheese from scratch. Marc James Léger is an artist, writer and educator living in Montreal. He is editor of Culture and Contestation in the New Century and author of Brave New Avant Garde: Essays on Contemporary Art and Politics. Jessica MacCormack currently lives in Montreal and teaches at Concordia University. From animation, video, painting and drawing to installation and intervention, her interdisciplinary practice examines the complex position of culture within neoliberal capitalism, critiquing modes of social control while exploring the potential for art to function as a site of resistance. Sarah Mangle is from the Maritimes and currently lives in Toronto. She is currently working on a zine project with Tara-Michelle Ziniuk called “Our Date with Alison Bechdel,” and a documentary about her relationship with her lesbian homesteading aunts and the history of their life together. Sarah’s work has appeared in Make/Shift, Broken Pencil, Lickety Split, Herizons, Lip, and her zines are distroed by Doris Distro, Distro Le Pick Up, Twelveohtwo, the Anchor Archive Regional Zine Project and The Toronto Zine Library. Johanna Sophie Santos Bassetti lives and works in Berlin. Working in performance, installation, film and video, her work is notable for its lush, poetic visuals and trenchant commentary. Born in Madrid, she grew up between there and Seattle, completing her Bachelor’s degree at Stanford University. Pablo Rodriguez is a writer and researcher based in Montreal. In the Fall of 2012 he will begin a PhD in art history at Concordia University, where his dissertation will focus on the photographic culture of Canadian art magazines. cheyanne turions is a Toronto-based writer and curator. Most recently, she curated the exhibition The Normal Condition of Any Communication at Gallery TPW (2011), and participated in the Banff Centre residency From the Toolbox of a Serving Library led by Dexter Sinister (2011). She is the director of No Reading After the Internet (Toronto), sits on the board of directors for Fillip magazine and the editorial committee of FUSE, and is currently working as Assistant Editor on the publication Explosions in the Movie Machine. Alise Upitis holds an A.B., summa cum laude, from Smith College and a PhD from the MIT Department of Architecture. In 2009-10 she was Visiting Scholar in the Archive of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and is currently Assistant Curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Her research concerns postwar treatments of abnormality and computational technologies in architecture, art and design, and the place of research and knowledge production in contemporary art. She has recently authored for Intellectual Birdhouse: Artistic Practice as Research (Walther-König), N52 (MIT ACT), and A Second Modernism (SA+P Press). Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas were both born in Lithuania and completed their Masters degrees at the Vilnius Art Academy in 1994. They have worked in joint artistic practice since 1997. They currently live and work in Cambridge, Massachusetts. FUSE 35-3 is available now at all of our regular retail locations. Subscribe now to get the next issue of FUSE delivered right to your doorstep. Image Credit: Participants rolling out a banner reading “Parduota (Sold Out)” across Vilnius’ Three Crosses public monument as part of a citizens’ action. Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Pro-Test Lab (2005–ongoing). Image courtesy of the artists.

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