Izložba WAHLHEIMAT („Prisvojen dom“), Darko Dragičević & Saana Inari / Beograd

Fokus „Prisvojenog doma“ je u preispitivanju identiteta kao važne antropološke i etnološke teme: ko smo mi, šta nas čini takvim kakvi jesmo, kakvo je naše poreklo i koliko sve to utiče na naše identitete u kontekstu života u vreme ubrzane globalizacije.
Projekat „Prisvojen dom“ analizira vezu između projekata dva umetnika u odnosu na njihovo kulturno nasleđe.
Darko Dragičević (rođen 1979. godine u Beogradu) i Saana Inari (rođena 1983. godine u Kahali, Finska) pronalaze odgovore na gore pomenuta pitanja tokom boravka u mestima njihovog porekla. Rezultat njihovih istaživanja sadržaj je ovog projekta koga čine prostorne instalacije i video zapisi.
„Prisvojen dom“ ima za cilj da prikaže ideju porodice, vremena, domovine i smrti, baveći se istovremeno konceptima „nekada“ i „sad“ tokom putovanja kroz Finsku, Nemačku i Srbiju, kao i kroz delove nekadašnje Jugoslavije – Hrvatske i Republike Srpske.

Otvaranje: četvrtak, 18.04.2013. godine od 19.00 do 21.00h
Razgovor sa umetnicima (Kino sala): sreda, 01.05.2013. godine od 19.00 do 21.00h

Radno vreme Muzeja: utorak-subota od 10.00 do 17.00, nedelja od 10.00 do 14.00

Етнографски Музеј
13 Студентски трг, Београд 11000

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Wahlheimat’s focus is on the questions of identity as an important contemporary anthropological and ethnological theme: who are we, what is making us the way we are, what are our origins like and how is that influencing our personal identities in the context of living in a times of fast globalization.
With Wahlheimat the two artists want to explore the connection of their current work in relation to their cultural inheritance.
The artists Darko Dragičević (born 1979 in Belgrade, Serbia) and Saana Inari (born 1983 in Kahala, Finland) try to answer these questions in this project which is consisted of installations and video art. It is based on interviews and personal researches they have conducted in their places of birth.
Wahlheimat reflects the ideas about family, time, homeland and death and studies at the same time the concepts of “back then“ and “today“ through a journey between Finland, Germany and Serbia, ex Yugoslavia.

Vernissage: Thursday, April 18th 2013 from 7 to 9pm
Artist Talk (Kino Hall): Wednesday, May 1st 2013 from 7 to 9pm

Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 10am to 2pm

Ethnographic Museum
Studentski trg 13, Belgrade, Serbia

Halla | Frost (2013)

Materials: Wool, iron wire.

On both of the regions where my parents were born river often caused a frost (halla) that on the spring time could easily destroy the crop.

For the calf statue I’m using wool that I found from my mothers attic, it’s made by her mother. Colours I used for the other work are the dominant colors of the spring in Finland, inside ice, then frosty earth, mud, dry hey, wet green grass.

Flucht aus der Sonntagsschule | Escape from the Sunday School (2013)

Kurze Notizen zum Umgang mit dem Gewicht der Geschichte.
Short notes on how to deal with the weight of history.

Movement based short film was shot on locations around Finland and Germany. It was originally created on the context of the exhibition ‘Wahlheimat’ (Adopted Country).

Film has no written script nor dialogue. I shot one scene and after seeing it decided what should follow. The scenes deals with questions I have felt but never verbalized, shown as physical re/actions.

Director/Starring/Editing/Sounds: Saana Inari
(SLR) 1080p, Color, Stereo, no dialogue, 4:50 min, Finland / Germany

Links: Onlinefilm | 3Sat | IMDb | Oberhausen Distribution Program

Wahlheimat | Saana Inari und Darko Dragičević | 24.1.–28.2.2013 | Finnland-Institut Berlin

Videokunst und Skulpturen von Saana Inari und Darko Dragičević

Ausstellungseröffnung
Mi 23.1.2013, 19−21 Uhr

Dauer der Ausstellung: 24.1.−28.2.2013
Rahmenprogramm: Mi 20.2. 19 Uhr: Artist Talk und Videovorführung
Ort: Finnland-Institut in Deutschland, Georgenstr. 24, 10117 Berlin
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Arts Council of Finland und Finnish Art Association.

Woher stammen wir, warum sind wir, wer wir sind? Wie beeinflussen die Wurzeln eines Künstlers seine schöpferischen Projekte? Diese Fragen versuchen die Künstler Saana Inari und Darko Dragičević in ihrem Kunstprojekt Wahlheimat zu beantworten.

Die Skulpturen, Installationen und Videos der Ausstellung basieren auf Interviews und Untersuchungen, die die Künstler in ihren Geburtsorten durchgeführt haben. Wahlheimatumfasst gemeinsame Arbeiten, in denen die beiden Künstler Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten ihrer jeweiligen Herkunftskulturen reflektieren, sowie diesen Dialog ergänzende Individualwerke. Die Schau spiegelt Ideen zu Familie, Zeit, Heimat und Tod und erforscht zugleich die Konzepte „damals“ und „heute“ durch eine interessante Reise zwischen Finnland, Deutschland und Serbien.

Where do we come from, why are we who we are? How do an artist’s roots influence the creative work? Saana Inari (*1983 Finland) and Darko Dragičević (*1979 Serbia) try to answer these questions in their art project “Wahlheimat” (“Adopted Home”).
Their installations and video art are based on interviews and research the artists have conducted in their places of birth. Wahlheimat reflects their ideas about family, time, homeland and death and studies at the same time the concepts of “back then” and “today” through an interesting journey between Finland, Germany and Serbia.