The Greenhouse Effect (52° 51' 07,68" N, 1° 06' 28,04" E), 2006, Lambda print, 120 x 120 cm,
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The Greenhouse Effect (52° 51' 07,68" N, 1° 06' 28,04" E), 2006, Lambda print, 120 x 120 cm,
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Boutique Airports II, 2006, C-type print, 30 x 30 cm,
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Boutique Airports II, 2006, C-type print, 30 x 30 cm,
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Untitled (Unrealised Locations I), 2007, Lambda print, 120 x 120 cm,
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Untitled (Unrealised Locations I), 2007, Lambda print, 120 x 120 cm,
© and courtesy the artist

Jasmina Cibic 

 

The works of Jasmina Cibic posit themselves as site-specific interventions where myths are fabricated in order to disrupt the normal flow of events; space hybridisation takes place through the use of personal poetics, which are inserted directly into the existing bureaucratic apparatus or institutions and thus the visual field of the casual passer-by. She is interested in the contingencies of geopolitical identity chasing the expanding fiction of certain places and positioning the viewer as a tourist and the art object as a souvenir in a shared negotiation of site. By depicting it, Cibic questions the phenomena of non-places in contemporary society – those sacred, unavailable or transitional spaces between static territorial coordinates. For their formally purified and unusual appearance, photographs of aircraft interiors, stuffed animals or shaman look-alikes create a surreal visual sensation of the world that functions outside rational human perception. These are spaces where expectations, desires and imagination begin and end. In the images of so-called non-places the anticipation of the future world, marked by its iconography and design, is subtly reflected through their emptiness, purity and sterility. 

Jasmina Cibic & Miha Colner