One day resident
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART ZAGREB, 2015
During a single day of our artist-in-residency program at Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, visual artist Soren Thilo Funder and I opened our doors to a group of museum guests and art students, offering them a one-day residency in our museum flat. The one-day residents experience a condensed walk-through of the various obligations of the artist-in-residence. Slowly as the day advanced the paradoxical and political implications of the artist residency unraveled and developed into a discussion of the artist’s role and position in a global cultural scope. The one-day residency comprised a collective text reading, a collective project pitch and creation of an artwork, a curator meeting, collective grocery shopping and the partaking in an art opening.
One-Day Residents was a workshop about the mechanisms of the international network economy of the art world, as well as a performative artwork by Tina Helen and Soren Thilo Funder about the implications of partaking in these forms of network. A very pertinent part of the One-Day Residents project was also the concept of opening up the semi-private space of the residency flat and the living situation of the traveling artists. The inclusion of the audience into the private marks an interest in the borders of the private and the public in the contemporary art praxis.