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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces
Programming for Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia
‘Among Women’ showcases artwork by women from Belgrade
937 Gallery I September 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce upcoming programming for the exhibition Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia. Among Women opened at 937 Gallery on September 9, 2021 and was featured during the highly successful September 10 Gallery Crawl.
Curated by Rachel Klipa, the exhibition features artworks by eleven women artists who are deeply connected to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Once part of Yugoslavia, Serbia’s artists remain on the periphery of the global, contemporary art scene; however, the practices presented here come from a long line of thoughtful and accomplished arts and cultural practitioners that span the region’s complex history. Shown together, the exhibited artworks provide a snapshot of Belgrade's productive and multilayered contemporary art scene from the perspective of its women artists.
Themes addressed in the exhibition include memory, the importance of place, and the ability of the female body to reveal personal narratives. Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia includes artworks by artists: Šejma Fere, Bojana S. Knežević, Marina Marković, Tijana Radenković, Simonida Rajčević, Vahida Ramujkić, Milica Ružičić, Maja Simić, Nina Todorović, Anica Vučetić, and Gordana Žikić.
“My research focuses on Serbia’s modern and contemporary art and analyzes art practices from both Serbia and the U.S. equally, with the goal of challenging hierarchies between countries of the so-called ‘center’ and ‘periphery,’” says Klipa. “It has been a great privilege to work with the artists in Among Women to debut this exhibition in Pittsburgh. The programming for the exhibition was developed collaboratively with DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, the Brooklyn-based artist run platform and collective HEKLER, and writer Sherrie Flick. We hope the programming provides a way for the public to learn more about the exhibition and interact with Among Women’s artists who unfortunately could not travel to Pittsburgh due to the pandemic.”
Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia is supported by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, a partnership between the Pennsylvania Council on the Art and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. To learn more about the exhibition, watch artist interviews, and see event listings please visit: amongwomenserbia.org.
Saturday, October 23, 2021 I 12 – 2 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. I Cultural District Gallery Tour
The guest curators of exhibitions currently on view at SPACE, 707, 820, and 937 Galleries are teaming up with DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh to offer a joint curators’ tour throughout the Cultural District. Participants will see the exhibitions: Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia; An<says>tors; Remnants; and This Sacred Thing. Guest speakers include: Ian Brill, Zeal Eva, Natiq Jalil, Rachel Klipa, Keith Tassick, Phil Rostek, and Sam Smith. Tickets are $20. Space is limited. Masks are required. To register, please click HERE.
Saturdays, November 6, November 20, and December 4, 2021 I 12 – 1:30 p.m. I Online
Writer Sherrie Flick will lead three online generative creative writing workshops that will dive deep into the compelling works of art exhibited at 937 Gallery as part of Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia. Each session will address themes within the exhibition, and feature the artists providing short talks about their works. Any genre and level of writer is welcome. Tickets are pay what you can, ranging from $10 - $20. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants 24 hours in advance. To register, please click HERE.
Thursday, December 2, 2021 and Saturday, December 11, 2021 I 12 – 2 p.m.
HEKLER Assembly is a transnational space for art and cultural workers to share, discuss, and collectively imagine equitable futures nurturing the principles of self-organizing, community care, political education, and healing as commons. As a continuation of this collaborative and collective practice, HEKLER members Nataša Prljević and Farideh Sakhaeifar will be in conversation with artists from Among Women to host two online events. Amplifying the role of artists in social change, we will unfold the power relations within, with, and around body, institution, and the State. When do we feel like a threat and what threatens us - how do we claim agency within disrupting the status quo in the heteropatriarchal capitalist system that continues to stigmatize freedom?
HEKLER is an artist-run platform and transnational community of artists, cultural workers, and activists that fosters the examination of hospitality and conflict through collective and collaborative work, open education, residencies, and archiving. They welcome donations towards HEKLER’s ongoing free program Infrastructures of Care through the GoFundMe campaign. To learn more about this upcoming event, please check hekler.org/ or amongwomenserbia.org.