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Thursday, Apr 27, 2023, 8 pm – 9 pm

Alexandra Pirici is best known for her ongoing performative actions. In 2022, she showed Encyclopedia of Relations at the Venice Biennale, a work that takes inspiration from symbiotic or parasitic interactions as seen in biology and botany, as well as those negotiated in more abstract relations – between humans and technology, rocks and waves, plants and animals. It was the culmination of Pirici’s exploration of ecosocial transformations and their influence on the relationships of bodies to one another. The artist talk with Julia Schleis (Curator, Fridericianum) will cover the diverse themes in Pirici’s work, ranging from her engagement with public monuments and official (ossified) historical memory to artificial intelligence. Her social responsibility as an artist working with live performance in the contemporary art environment will also be discussed.

Alexandra Pirici, born in 1982 in Bucharest, is a trained dancer and choreographer. Her works have been experienced in the context of different exhibitions. She participated in Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017) and the 9th Berlin Biennale (2016), and had a solo presentation at the New Museum in New York (2018). In 2013, she took part for the first time in the Venice Biennale at the Romanian Pavilion, together with Manuel Pelmuş. In 2015, the documenta archiv invited her and Pelmuş to Kassel to present their work Public Collection of Modern Art. Alexandra Pirici has recently taken up a professorship for performance at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

The event will be held in English. Free of charge.