INDIVIDUAL UTOPIAS, exhibition and workshop by artist Lala Raščić

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Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad
Dunavska 37, Novi Sad
April, 02-10th 2010

Opening of the exhibition and performance by the artist Lala Raščić:
Friday, 02nd 2010, at 19h

New Media, Novi Sad
Lala Raščić, Sarajevo, Zagreb, New Orleans
Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art / SCCA, Sarajevo

Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad,

Exhibition Individual Utopias is based on a true event that took place in the centers for mental health in Mostar during autumn 2007. Invited to participate in a workshop organized by the Italian organization Connecting Cultures and SCCA, Sarajevo, artist Lala Raščić immediately realized the dramatic potential of the events she was witnessing and decided then to write a script for an audio drama where one of the main characters will be a ceramic kiln….

Individual utopias is a tragicomic account of the frustrations and absurdities that make up the everyday reality of contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina, touching upon issues such as the international presence on the territory of this country, the specific atmosphere in Mostar, and the powerlessness of an artist confronted with mental health patients.

Exhibition Individual Utopias consists of a number of elements including two videos, drawings, terracotta reliefs, an artist book containing the script of the audio drama, and a live performance. Each of these elements is the thread that feeds into one narrative. Until now, the exhibition displayed in different combinations of these elements or as a performance conducted repeatedly many times in 10m2, Sarajevo; Individualne Utopije, B.O.P. Gallery, Zagreb; Mesto Žensk, ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana; SPA Port, Banja Luka; Art on Stage, Studio Live, Istanbul; Salon Revolucije, HDLU, Zagreb; Art Point Gallery, Beč; Gledati druge, Art pavilion in Zagreb.

More about the works:
Individual Utopias


video, 35 min, MiniDV/DVD, color/mono
by: Lala Račić

performed by: Lala Raščić, Nedim Čišić, Andrijan Zovko


video, 35 min, MiniDV/DVD, color/mono
by: Lala Raščić


28 drawings, pencil on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm each

Individual Utopias

artist book

Box set containing 2 bound booklets and 28 cards

design: Laboratorium

Produced by: Connecting Cultures

As an integral part of the multimedia exhibition "Individual Utopia", from March 29 – 31, 2010 will be implemented a workshop Imagination School which will bring together dozens of individuals from different social and generational groups, which will be familiar with the term "utopia" through examples of the exhibition "Individual Utopia" and examples from the history of art. The idea is to somehow recreate the workshop "Art and Survival", which was held in Mostar in October 2007. Expected workshop results are creative engagements of individuals involved in the mapping of perception of reality in which they live, their environment, and the individual projections of the future. The workshop will be documented and its results are to become an integral part of the exhibition.

Lala Raščić is an artist born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina in 1977. Live and work in Zagreb and Sarajevo. Exhibiting since 1998. In her work, she uses a variety of art formats: painting, sculpture, video installations. Since 2005, she deals with sound and scriptwriting which she herself performs in her video works.

Exhibition “Individual Utopias”, performance and workshop "Imagination School" with artist Lala Raščić, is part of long term project INDIVIDUAL UTOPIAS NOW AND THEN – Discontinuity of generation dialogue or what do we have in common?, which is realized in cooperation with SCCA/ from Bosnia and Herzegovina from Albania, and New Media from Novi Sad

The project “Individual Utopias Now and Then” has been supported by Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans

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The exhibition is open during the whole week (except Monday) from 09:00h till 17:00h
Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad
Dunavska 37, Novi Sad
free entrance