ISCP TalkSeptember 28, 2021, 1-2pm
Artists at Work: Stefania Strouza and Daphne Dragona
For this Artists at Work, current artist in residence Stefania Strouza and independent curator Daphne Dragona will discuss Strouza’s sculptural interpretation of the myth of Medea, an artistic research project building associations between the mythological, the geological and the astronomical. Referring to Strouza’s recent work and an upcoming solo exhibition, they will talk about moments of collision and catastrophe, existential angst, as well as planetary regeneration.
A Q&A with the audience will follow.
Tune into the Instagram Live here on Tuesday, September 28th at 1pm EDT.
Stefania Strouza is a visual artist currently living and working in Athens. Her sculptural practice explores how historical narratives of diverse origins connect to produce cross-cultural syncretisms and identities. Strouza materializes her ideas by drawing associations between the symbolic world of objects and notions of temporality, geography, and the body. Her work has been featured at the 3rd Industrial Art Biennial, Croatia; Pinta Miami; Benaki Museum, Athens; 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece; A.Antonopoulou Art, Greece; Wiener Art Foundation, Wien; Neue Galerie Innsbruck; Athens & Epidaurus Festival; BOZAR, Bruxelles; and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, among others. Strouza is a PhD candidate at the department of Architecture at the University of Thessaly.
Daphne Dragona is a curator and writer based in Berlin. Through her work, she engages with artistic practices and methodologies that challenge contemporary forms of power. Among her topics of interest have been: the controversies of connectivity, the promises of the commons, the challenges of artistic subversion, the instrumentalization of play, the problematics of care and empathy, and most recently the potential of kin-making technologies in the time of climate crisis. Articles of hers have been published in various books, journals, magazines, and exhibition catalogs by the likes of Springer, Sternberg Press, and Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Her exhibitions have been hosted at the real or virtual premises of Onassis Stegi, Laboral, Aksioma, NeMe, EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Alta Tecnologia Andina, and Le Lieu Unique. Dragona was part of the core curatorial team of the transmediale festival from 2015 until 2019. She holds a PhD from the Faculty of Communication & Media Studies of the University of Athens.
This program is supported, in part, by The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.