Gallery Nova, Teslina 7, Zagreb
Thursday, 07/04 2022 at 6.30 pm
Friday, 08/04 from 5 pm to 7 pm; Saturday, 09/04 from 4 pm to 5.30 pm
Prior registration is required at: email@example.com
Luna Acosta’s masterclass, as well as the public talk with the artist, is a part of the i-Portunus Houses program in which WHW participates with the project Necessary Connections. New threads of experimental pedagogy.
Acosta explores large human migration flows, and migrations that are not directly conditioned by human activity, like the movements of bacteria, insects or birds. In her work, she links human and non-human migrations using magnetite, minerals present in the bodies of all terrestrial beings, which humans, unlike other beings, cannot use for navigation.
Masterclass builds on Acosta's practice and research Parentescos Fosiles / Fossil Kinship, addressing the phenomenon of the mineral magnetite which plays a role in the migratory flows of the animal world, but is also present in the human brain. Applications for the masterclass which takes place on April 8 (from 5 pm to 7 pm) and on April 9 (from 4 pm to 5:30 pm) are open until April 6 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The masterclass is intended for students of art academies, design, textile technology and humanities, as well as for those who have recently completed their studies.
Luna Acosta (1989 Medellín, Colombia) is a visual artist, teacher and researcher currently based in Barcelona. She is interested in narrating geographies and territories and in elucidating the interrelationships among landscape transformations, migratory fluxes and the colonial order. She wonders about the construction of the collective memory when affected by colonial trauma and about the use of art as a possible tool for building technologies of emotional survival, narration, cartography and affection.
The program is supported by:
Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia
City Office for Culture, International Relations and Civil Society
Kultura Nova Foundation
Croatian Audiovisual Centre
The i-Portunus Houses pilot scheme is implemented, on behalf of the European Commission, by a consortium of organisations that have been pioneers of European cultural mobility programmes themselves. Coordinated by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), the i-Portunus Houses consortium involves MitOst (Berlin) as main mobility implementer and the Kultura Nova Foundation (Zagreb) as lead in evaluation and analysis.