Pierre Bal-Blanc (Ed.)
|Apolonija ŠušteršičSelected Projects, 1995–2012|
Edited by Peio Aguirre
With texts by Peio Aguirre, Jane Rendell, Apolonija Šušteršič, and a contribution by Dan Graham
Published on the occasion of her project at MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in León (January–June 2013), this publication offers the first comprehensive survey on the work of Slovenian artist/architect Apolonija Šušteršič. Through a selection of projects spanning from 1995 to 2012, this monograph shows the methodologies and strategies of an artist whose practice touches on different aesthetical and political tendencies such as Conceptual art, Contextualism, institutional critique, and relational aesthetics. As an architect and artist, her work engages processes from both fields as well as applied design and other social sciences. Šušteršič’s project can be described as putting into practice a “politics in space.” A “transdisciplinary,” collaborative approach as such, it is absolutely indispensable when analyzing contexts as variegated as urban life, art museums, and other institutions and social spaces. Apolonija Šušteršič’s artistic research combines theory and practice to pursue a method of reflection in which a momentary situation of critique leads to activate constructive alternatives and spaces for hope.
Design by Maite Zabaleta