Iwona Blazwick in conversation with Alexandra Pirici
Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick in conversation with Block Universe artist Alexandra Pirici.
Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick and Block Universe artist Alexandra Pirici, for a lunchtime talk, discussed the artists ongoing practice and her work Leaking Territories, on view at London’s Imperial War Museum from 22-28 May, 2-6pm daily.
Alexandra Pirici is an artist with a background in dance and choreography who works undisciplined, across different mediums. Her work has been exhibited within the decennial art exhibition Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, the Venice Biennale – Romanian Pavilion at the 55th edition, Tate Modern London, New Museum New York, Art Basel Messeplatz, The 9th Berlin Biennale, Manifesta 10, Centre Pompidou – Paris, Museum Ludwig Cologne, the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Russian Museum St. Petersburg, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, HAU Theatre Berlin, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, among many others. Alexandra Pirici works in museum, theatrical frameworks and the public space. Her performative artworks fuse dance, sculpture, spoken word and music. They deal with monumentality or history, playfully tackling and transforming existing hierarchies; they reflect on the history and function of gestures in art and popular culture, or on questions about the body, its presence, absence or image, and the politics of capture.
Climavore Residency in partnership with Outset.
Photos by Nikos Akritidis