Meet the artist / Jasmina Cibic

Who are you and what do you do?
Artist, director, builder.

Describe your work in three words / adjectives.
Obsessive, ethical, collaborative.

Best advice on the art world you've received?
It is essential to understand the difference between self-awareness and self-misleading.

Artwork / author / music / movie that has been your favorite lately?
Always Ragnar Kjartansson. In Glenn Gould. Wes Anderson, Sorrentino and the Danish Pavilion at the last biennial.

What do you fear when you create?
Recently - canceled projects due to political censorship.

What creation tool would I not be able to live without?
Eyes and tongue.

What do you consider to be the biggest success of your artistic career so far?
That we were able to create a team of collaborators who cross institutions, media, and political views.

How do you view the positive or negative critique of your creation?
I don’t read political criticism, other than them, I take any criticism as constructive to help the practice of growth.

Name an artist that you would like to be compared to.
With everyone who has succeeded with ever new reinvention and maintaining real solidarity with colleagues and the audience.

How did the pandemic mark your work?
The sole of the skin has become over and over.

The relay question of the artist Slađana Matić Trstenjak:
What is your last finished work about?
About the political gifts of culture - and about how implicit we cultural producers are in producing the political spectacle of new populism.

Jasmina Cibic (1979, Ljubljana) is one of the most recognised Slovenian contemporary artists abroad. For the past five years she has been working predominantly as an author of art films. She often incorporates sculpture and performance in her gallery installations. Her works are site and context specific and are often produced in collaboration with architects, researchers, and other specialists. In her work, the artist deals with forms of soft power, which often occur through the use of art, architecture in particular. Her recent film was shot at the Espace Niemeyer in Paris, the architectural work of the famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and the headquarters of the French Communist Party, which turns into a backdrop to a poetic cinematic narrative.