Australian born, Dublin based artist Barbara Knezevic has created a new sculptural work in response to Johannes Cladders – a curator known for his unique technique of catalogue making. Cladders’ ‘box catalogues’ developed from a solo exhibition he organised for Joseph Beuys at Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach in 1967.The material contents of these boxes and later editions (wax, felt, wood, fabric) are in keeping with the material concerns so evident in Knezevic’s own practice. The box is especially relevant to Knezevic’s book project 'Object Registry', looking at the form of a publication as a material stand-in or potential placeholder to replace a damaged artwork. Knezevic's contribution to this lecture takes the form of a sculptural video installation.
Barbara Knezevic (b. Sydney, Australia) lives and works in Dublin. She attended the Sydney College of the Arts where she received a Bachelor of Visual Arts and completed her Masters in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In 2015 she undertook residencies at Artspace, Sydney, Australia and HIAP in Helsinki, Finland. In 2012 she was awarded the Firestation Artists Studios’ Sculpture Workshop Residency Award & Bursary, and a three-year membership studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
Recent exhibitions include ULTRA, The LAB, Dublin City Council, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios are Dead, curated by Chris Fite Wassilak, TBG+S, Dublin (2013); Where exists a remnant, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon (2013); Future Perfect – We are here, Rubicon Projects, Brussels (2013); This must be the place, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2013); Whitewashing the Moon, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2012); Gracelands, Circling the Square (2012); Plastic Art, RUA Red (2012); After the Future, eva International Biennial of Art (2012); Forårsudstillingen 2012, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2012); None Went Mad None Ran Away, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (2012), Ached Grew Print Jot, The Drawing Project IADT, Dublin (2012) and Futures 11 at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2011).