Café Chalupecký: Boshko Boskovic
In the current art economy, there have been many accelerating pressures for the creative forces to create cultural capital by utilizing artist residencies as a point not only of retreat and creation but also of extreme promotions. How does this circulation of artworks and artists’ bodies relate to curatorial actions? The ever-expanding art world sees the expansion in the hybridity of the types and expectations of residencies as institutions. Boshko Boskovic will elaborate on Residency Unlimited, a residency program for artists and curators in New York City. Since 2016 Residency Unlimited is the host for the winners of the Jindrich Chalupecky Award. Boskovic will discuss the experience of the past Chalupecky awardees and illustrate how their two-month residency in New York unfolded.
Boshko Boskovic is the program director of Residency Unlimited and is interested in interpreting curatorial trajectories and analyzing the role and function of other cultures, their hierarchy and implications in the art world system. Boskovic's curatorial practice is concerned with rethinking the common perception of the art world as a coherent, univocal system centered in New York. He has curated exhibitions such as Interpreting the Frame, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Monument-Movement, Center for Photography & Moving Image, New York; Not So Distant Memory, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington; National Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia; Paint Me Sculpturly, Rita Urso Gallery, Milan, Italy; Daniel Rothbart – But I’m an American, Cultural Center Belgrade, Serbia; Power of the Brand, Contemporary Art Museum in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Hercegovina; Video Integration, Belef, Belgrade, Serbia; Performing Body, Marina Abramovic, Speed Art Museum, Louisville.
Boskovic has worked at the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation managing the European retrospective Specific Objects Without Specific Form which traveled to the Wiels Contemporary Art Center in Brussels, The Beyeler Foundation in Basel and the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt.