Pic.:Dante Buu, Welcome Mustafa to the Life You Deserve, 2015/View Graz 2016.




Monday, 30 May 2016, 7pm
at < rotor >, Volksgartenstraße 6a, 8020 Graz

An event in co-operation with the
Cultural City Network Graz

Dante Buu´s works are dealing with questions on private and public identities, looked upon the view of social, cultural, traditional, economic and political norms, which are defined by the mechanisms of power. His practice of presenting inimate works in interventions publicly shows the courage and the determination to face a brutal society, which is characterised by disdain and ubiquitous alienation.
In the Artist Talk, the piece „Welcome Mustafa to the Life You Deserve“ (2015) will play a central role, because the artist intensely dealt with it during his residency in Graz.. Other projects, which will be presented to get an impression of Dante Buu´s work will be „A Portrait of My Parents“ (2014) and „Weekend Lovers“ (2013 – 2015).

The artist is hosted in Graz by Cultural City Network Graz und < rotor > center for contemporary art in the frame of the project West Balkan Calling during the month of May 2016.

Dante Buu, born 1987 in Rožaje, Montenegro, lives and works in Rožaje (MNE) and Sarajevo (BiH)

Daniela Jauk comes from the field of feministic social work and worked as independent women´s representative of the City of Graz. After studying sociology with a main focus on gender studies in Graz and the US she did her PhD at the University of Akron/OH (Fulbright Scholar Program). She emphasises the following aspects in her research: (trans)gender studies, transnational feministic movements - especially within the context of the UN - critical masculinity studies and qualitative methods of social studies.

Daniela Jauk, born 1974 in Graz, lives and works in Wuschan (AUT) and Ohio (USA)