GORGO is a solo exhibition by artist Lala Raščič (HR/BA/US) showcasing her recent body of work, informed by Greek mythology and tragedy. The exhibition develops through a continuing cycle of videos that include The Eumenides, EE-0 and Gorgo. Raščić, whose practice encompasses performance, video, objects and installation, engages the vast space of the main exhibition hall of the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, LA with large-scale video projections, a reflective glass installation, sculptural objects, works on paper, and photography. The exhibition is augmented by corresponding works by US artists Cristina Molina, Nina Schwanse, and Ryn Wilson. Curator Jasna Jakšić from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb joins the team to steer the conceptualization of the exhibition and to write an accompanying essay. Performances, screenings, and artist talks concurrent with the show will complement the programming.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lala Raščić (b. 1977 Sarajevo) is a media and performance artist using the strategy of enactment to deliver narratives that include verbal video performances, performances, installations and objects. Her interests are rooted in the modes of performing text, reflected by her interest in ancient and contemporary storytelling practices, oral histories, and the art of the monodrama. Raščić has exhibited extensively and has, amongst others, attended artist-in-residence programs at the Museums Quartier, Q21, Vienna; Rijksakademie, Amsterdam; Platform Garanti, Istanbul; KulturKontakt, Vienna; and Cite des Arts, Paris. Raščić is the recipient of the awards Future of Europe, Leipzig (2013); the T-HT and Museum of Contemporary Art award, Zagreb (2007), and the YVVA Zvono (2006). Raščić was shortlisted for the Henkel Art Award (2013) and the Radoslav Putar YVVA Award (2006).
Molina, Raščić, Schwanse, and Wilson are generationally close artists who have crossed paths on New Orelanss’ burgeoning art scene and whose recent practice is based in invocation of folkloric and mythical formulae and feminist, discursive, speculative, and critical treatment of the topic through carefully constructed multi-media concepts.