ILIJA ŠOŠKIC (Montenegro/Italy)
Exhibition and live performance "Panoptikon 2012 (-1969)" and Meet the Artist
Images © Monika Sobczak
Born 1935 in Decani, Yugoslavia. Lives and works in Rome (Italy).
One of the most important
artist of conceptual tradition in ex-Yugoslavia, a pioneer in performance,
video and installation art, Ilija Šoškić is among the first generation of the
new art practices, working in Italy since 1969. His work fuses, on critically
elaboration, elements of cultural and political myth (Hero, Venus, PPPasolini…), drama of nature (Zygote, After the chaos - egg, Traphos…) and metaphysical fiction (S.A.T.O.R., Entscheidungsproblem, Obiter
dicta…) to illuminate philosophical themes Other, Absence, Nothing. In 2011
he represented Montenegro (national pavilion, in the project MACCO Cetinje) and Italy (Port of Art, Central Europe Initiative
Trieste) at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011).
At VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Šoškić will present the exhibition "Panoptikon 2012 (-1969)", including a live performance, and there will be occasion for a Meet the Artist.
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