Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru



////// Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru is a nomadic art and research platform founded by visual artist, writer and theoretician Tatjana Macic.

Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru questions conditions and forms for artistic practice, research and critical thinking. Recent social and economic changes are dramatically influencing discursive shifts and how the art world functions on the global and the local level. For example mass migrations, austerity measures in the culture sector taken by the governments, growing indifference towards how art is perceived by the general public, polarization of the political scene and subsequent rapid disappearance of artist-run initiatives, spaces and institutes. Whilst on the other hand there is an explosion of prices of the artworks by young artists, driven by auction houses on the world art markets. Given this backdrop, what is really urgent in contemporary art? How are artists and curators reacting to these changes? How are these conditions changing art education and exhibition-making? What is urgent in art after all?
-- New perspectives. Fresh voices. Unusual suspects and collaborations. --

Dealing with artistic urgency, experimentation and research, and by shaping a dialogue between theory and practice, discourses and agencies, while testing the framework of public talks and exhibition making, Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru aims to question conditions and forms for artistic practice, research and critical thinking.

Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru aims to shape the current discourse by inviting young and established artists, curators, theoreticians, scientists and others to engage in dialogue with each other and with the local and international public. We do that by using an innovative and dynamic approach to public talks and exhibition-making. Our events are accompanied by experimental artistic contributions, including performances, poetry readings, film screenings, presentations of unique archive footage and derive interventions.

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Previous collaborators and participants of Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru include: SMBA Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Goleb project space in de Vlugt Amsterdam, Jeroen Boomgaard (lector at the Lectoraat Art & Public Space and head of Masters programme Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam), Zoran Eric (The Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (MoCA), PhD Hellen Heintjes (the International Institute of Social Studies), and artists: k.g.Gutman- PhD candidate University of Performing Arts Leiden, Lauren Alexander, Ruchama Noorda, Julia Wilms, Kostana Banovic, Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir Hjorvar, Mirko Lazovic and Robert Michael Simon (HvA / Harvard University).

urgent matters/srettam tnegru

urgent matters/srettam tnegru

Urgent Matters / Srettam Negru is temporarily based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands,p in a dynamic and creative hub de Lely (Broedplaats de Lely).

To attend our events, start a conversation or to contribute as an artist, curator or an intern: urgent.matters.urgent.matters@gmail.com

Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru