Dora García (ES)

09.11 - 13.11.2015

The Spanish artist, Dora García (1965) employs for one of her core artistic strategies the disruption of the real and of the conventions that determine both the traditional exhibition of art and some of our everyday behaviours. By questioning the public’s expectations, she re-examines the parameters that define the nature of the artistic experience. Consisting mainly of performances, installations, talks, texts and photographs, her work creates a state of indeterminacy that blurs all boundaries between author and actor, reality and fiction and art and life.

In 2011, she was the Spanish representative at the Venice Biennale and, in 2012, she took part in dOCUMENTA (13). Dora García has had solo shows at the CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, 2009), the Galleria Civica di Trento (2010), Power Plant (Toronto, 2011), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2013) and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Buenos Aires, 2014). She lives and works in Barcelona.

Katalin Timár is a curator and theorist, a doctoral candidate in communication studies at the University of Pécs, Hungary. She works as a curator in the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest. Between 1999 and 2001, she was a founding member of a research group for contemporary art theory, based at the Dept. of Aesthetics at ELTE University, Budapest. She has served as programme director of several inter- national conferences and workshops. She was the curator of the Hungarian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007 which received the Golden Lion Award for best national pavilion. Her fields of interest are photography and spectatorship, including post-colonialism and gender studies.

09.11 - 13.11.2015
Workshop - From Augusto Boal to Oscar Masotta. From Torcuato di Tella to Tucumán Arde. From political demonstration to radical action.
10.11.2015 / 17:00 / Berlinka – SNG / Public lecture
Discussion of Dora García (ES) with a curator and art-theorist Katalin Timár (HU)

Agusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed. London: Pluto Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7453-2838-6
Bertolt Brecht, The Street Scene: A Basic Model for an Epic Theatre, translated by John Willet
Allan Kaprow, The Education of the Un-Artist, in: Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life. California: University of California Press, 2003. ISBN 0-520-24079-0. s.97-109

Movie list:
PERFORMANCE, by Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg,
ASYLUM, by Peter Robinson
Fahrenheit 451, by François Truffaut
Lenny, by Bob Fosse
The Joycean Society, by Dora García


Open studio with Dora García was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.