Irena Knezevic: Artist Talk


If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Irena Knezevic’s solo exhibition Gesture Guild at threewalls (or even if you have) be sure not to miss her artist talk tomorrow night!

Irena Knezevic: Gesture Guild
March 19th – April 17th, 2010
Opening Reception: March 19th, 2010, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: April 7th, 2010, 7pm
119 N Peoria in unit 2C

More information about the Guild:
The League of Dark Departments have joined forces in the Gesture Guild, a bureau for the recovery and acquisition of lost gestures. The Gesture Guild aims to return and reinforce the primordial anxieties responsible for head-bending weight and other liquid spiraling disasters, topical and tropical.

The public, inflicted with involuntary movement, nervous twitches, and ticks, due to the loss of solid surfaces and time-space incongruity, can join various Guild programs in search of gravitational re-calibration.

Determined via a brief questionnaire, members of the public are initiated into the Guild, thus participating in prescribed Guild activities at individually appointed times.

A schedule of activities and appointments, available for public observation, will be posted on line at

INITIATION FORMS for the Gesture Guild can be submitted here>>>

Irena Knezevic is a Serbian artist currently living in Chicago. Knezevic’s work spans a variety of media to construct public events where scores, instructionals, and programs come together with sculptural objects to form a narrative inventory. Current areas of research include topics, such as: “secrets,” “involuntary movement,” “dream-wreck,” “liquidity,” “topical and tropical disasters,” “downward spirals,” “bright lights,” “vibratory inscription,” “hallucinogenic modernisms,” and “phantom continents.” Recent projects and performances have occurred at the Museum of Contemporary, Art Chicago; White Columns, New York; Harvard University, Cambridge and Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin. Knezevic earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007.


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