Nataša Ilić

Nataša Ilić is a curator, critic, and member of the curatorial collective What, How & for Whom / WHW, formed in Zagreb in 1999. Since 2003 WHW has been directing the program of the city-owned Gallery Nova in Zagreb. Nataša Ilić has worked internationally in various contemporary art contexts. With WHW, she curated the 11th Istanbul Biennial in 2009 and the Croatian Pavilion for the Venice Biennial in 2010. Among others, the curatorial collective’s international shows include Collective Creativity (2005), Really Useful Knowledge (2014), Meeting Points 7: Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks (2013–2014), My Sweet Little Lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise (2016–2017)).

Screening #6

ReTopia

The screening chapter ReTopia acknowledges “post-socialism” not only as a continental but also as a global phenomenon, though with palpable regional specificity and intensity. It looks at transitional shifts and modes of remembrance of historical processes that evoke forms – rejected, outmoded, disposed from power, gender political, architectural, and even full of potential. Without being afraid of utopian ideology, it looks back and forth and sideways in search of radically different futures. Both curators, Bettina Knaup and Katja Kobolt ask these questions against the backdrop of their individual and collective endeavors to create “temporary archives”: re.act.feminism (2009-2013), a travelling performing archive Bettina Knaup initiated with Beatrice E. Stammer; and Perpetuum Mobile. The Artotheque, a collection of videos and other digitized works initiated by feminist curatorial collective Red Mined within the Living Archive (2011-2015) through the simple act of giving.

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