• Clara Ianni: Plea / Apelo. in collaboration with Debora Maria da Silva. still, video. 2014. 12'57”
Artist talk: Clara Ianni

Artist talk: Clara Ianni
Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 20:00


Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina as party of the exhibition 'In Search of Radical Incomplete, A Perfect Animal Within' with artists León Ferrari and Ricardo Pons, Nuria Güell, Emre Hüner, Clara Ianni and Debora Maria da Silva, Bouchra Khalili, Erdem Tasdelen, Susanne M. Winterling, curated by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, is pleased to present the Artists talk with Clara Ianni.

Clara Ianni claims “The irresolute problems of the present are rooted in a systematic denial of the past that remains untold, unsolved, and therefore present.” In her collaboration with Debora Maria da Silva, Clara Ianni searches the boundaries of poetic abstraction in the face of social trauma. 'Apelo' (Plea, 2014) desires to make a universal appeal be heard, to reveal the incompleteness of a history in denial. The film addresses how the military dictatorship remains in Brasil's juridical, political and institutional structure, in the daily experience of violence.

Clara Ianni (b.1987, São Paulo) is based in São Paulo and Berlin. She has completed a BFA in Visual Arts at the Universidade de São Paulo and a MA in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin, with a DAAD scholarship. Her exihibitions include P33 - 33º Panorama de Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2013), Conversational Pieces, n.b.k., Berlin (2013), Brutalidade Jardim, Galeria Marília Razuk, São Paulo (2013), III Mostra do Programa de Exposições do CCSP, Centro Cultural São Paulo (2012), Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennal), Istanbul (2011), EDP Young Art Prize, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2011). Her residences include HIWAR I Conversations in Amman, Jordan (2013), Culturia, Berlin (2011), Bolsa Pampulha, Museu da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (2011) and Casa Tomada, São Paulo (2010). Her work is characterized by the criticism of contemporary society, considering its political and historical implications. Her work is based on the use of several medias such as installation, sculpture and video. Clara has worked as assistant of the curator Regis Michel, in the Louvre Museum, and as assistant in the 7th Berlin Biennale, curated by Artur Zmijewski, together with Joanna Warsza and Voina. She is a member and contributor of Krytyka Polityczna.

“In Search of Radical Incomplete, A Perfect Animal Within” is part of the annual program of Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina.

“In Search of Radical Incomplete, A Perfect Animal Within” at Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is supported by: Soma, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Stuttgart, Technomarket, Fundação n Augusto y león Ferrari, Associação Cultural Videobrasil, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry for Public Administration of the Republic of Kosovo, X-print, Ujë Rugove and DZG.