Artist talk: Eglė Kulbokaitė + Dorota Gaweda
In conjunction with the ongoing project Mobilizing Citizenship, Kunsthall Stavanger presents an artist talk with two of the tutors - Eglė Kulbokaitė + Dorota Gaweda
Dorota Gawęda (PL) and Eglė Kulbokaitė (LT) are an artist duo founded in 2013, living in Basel and Athens. In their work they address feminist inspired theory and fiction, technology-driven emancipation and discursiveness of space. They are the founders of YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP (2013- ) and Agatha Valkyrie Ice (2014-). With YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP, Gawęda and Kulbokaitė investigate the act of reading as an intimate experience, holding the potentiality to become public performance through the “outlouding” of words. Agatha Valkyrie Ice is a multi-platform, participatory, self-performance project and enquiry that functions as an artistic strategy to explore parallels in identity and artistic production. Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė have recently exhibited their work at Art in General, New York; Cell Project Space, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin; Knipsu, Bergen; Sodų4 and Editorial in Vilnius; 13th Baltic Triennial at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius; Kunsthalle Basel; Institute of Contemporary Art in London; Art Athina; SMK- National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen; 1.1, Basel; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; SALTS, Basel; LISTE Performance Project; Berlin Biennale 9; CCS Bard, NY; Kunsthalle Zurich; Le Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris among others.
Mobilizing Citizenship is a project initiated by Kunsthall Stavanger together with guest curator Kristina Ketola Bore. The art mediation project is aimed at young people aged 12-16 with no prior exposure to art mediation or formal art education. During the semester, the youth will meet and collaborate with six different artists and be introduced to artistic strategies and methods in a workshop format. One of the main goals is that the participants will build a sense of ownership over their surroundings and see themselves as autonomous agents with the possibility to partake in public discourse.
Read more about the project here: https://kunsthallstavanger.no/en/news/kunsthall-stavanger-vil-fremme-morgendagens-stemmer