"Collective – Poetic – Refusal" Talk at FRAMER FRAMED November 12 with Tereza Stejskalová and Charles Esche

On the occasion of the closing of the exhibition It Won’t Be Long Now, Comrades! at Framer Framed and the launch of the publication of theSchool of Missing Studies, we invite you to the presentations by Van Abbemuseum director Charles Esche and It Won’t Be Long Now, Comrades! artists Željka Blakšic aka Gita Blak and Tereza Stejskalová. In their presentations, the guest speakers will dive into the concept of ‘the missing’ in different ways. What losses are we experiencing in the process and as a result of modernization? What (historical) details are left out of larger narratives? And how can we set our own pedagogical terms and use art create new spaces of imagination and learning? 
The talks are followed by an informal discussion.

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During November and December 2017 will be in Vienna working on a project as part of the Q21 residency program.  


Cittadellarte - Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Italy

"Revolution, Desire, Mediation" curated by Aria Spinelli part of the Contemporary Encounters program conceived by: kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia) and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy) under the umbrella of UNIDEE – University of Ideas.

Residency/Production at Cittadellarte in Biella, Italy developed within the framework of UNIDEE – University of Ideas

September, 2017



Exhibition at El Museo de Los Sures


Rashmi Viswanathan

Los Sures - New York

Opening: July 10 

From 07/07/17- 07/30/17


Lecture at Montclair State University

Lecture is a part of the Art Forum speakers' series at Montclair State University, Department of Art and Design (New Jersey).

April 13, 2017 at 6pm

Art Forum is a speakers' series featuring notable artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world who come to campus to present their work and ideas in an open forum.  The course introduces students to the creative process, philosophies of art, and the role of art in life. Admission is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general public. The program is organized by Montclair University professors: Andrew Atkinsonand Cathy Bebout. Past Art Forum speakers have included notables such as Chakaia Booker, Jane Hammond, Will Cotton, Aziz + Cucher, Inka Essenhigh, Judy Fox, Roxy Paine, Ursala Von Rydingsvard, and Seymour Chwast. Other MSU speakers: Kiki Smith, Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist, and Vik Muniz, to mention only a few. 

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow


Residency at Pushkin Museum from 16th -21st of May, as part of the project “Trauma & Revival”.

The East-West cultural narrative of Europe has always been nurtured by mutual fascination, various exchanges but also misunderstandings throughout the Cold War and continuing through the present day. Artists were and still are at the forefront of efforts to change perceptions between the two sides, connect people and introduce newways of thinking and understanding one another. 

“Trauma & Revival” offers an ambitious journey that showcases and reflects upon the ties between the East and the West during the Cold War and today. Between 2015 and 2018, six partners will engage one another in the interest of international cooperation, bringing together artists, intellectuals and citizens from across the continent. “Trauma & Revival” offers a stimulating platform to revisit a shared history, change today’s perceptions and imagine new forms of cultural dialogue. It echoes the current context in Europe. Through exhibitions, artist residencies, video programs, workshops, conferences, round tables, and a digital timeline, this project will raise meaningful questions about our current relationships in order to move towards a common future.