Marija Mojca Pungerčar: Career Confessions
Author: Marija Mojca Pungerčar
Title: Career Confessions (Kiki Smith), Career Confessions (Robin Winters), Career Confessions (Alex Grey)
Year of creation: 2000
Owner: Marija Mojca Pungerčar
Work info: Series of three videos
Duration: Career Confessions (Kiki Smith): 19.10 min, Career Confessions (Robin Winters): 17.40 min, Career Confessions (Alex Grey): 17.45 min.
Format: master: DVCPRO NTSC, screening format: DVD (PAL)
Description of work:
The series Career Confessions consists of interviews with three renowned American visual artists of mid-generation. Kiki Smith, Robin Winters and Alex and Allison Grey reveal the background, methods and secrets of their success as well as their positioning within the art system. The works refer thematically to the artistic career of selected interlocutors and the conditions of their artistic production, mainly to those aspects of artistic creation that usually remain concealed.
From the interview with Kiki Smith:
Marija Mojca Pungerčar: What kind of outfit do you choose for an important business meeting; elegant, business or casual?
Kiki Smith: No, no, I like fashion. One of the basic reasons for that is that I have always disliked that romantic version of artist with oil paint under her nails, that cultural romantic notion of artists being in some ways outside of culture. I don’t want to be ousted in the artistic group, I don’t want people to look down on me. I wear designers’ clothes as much as it is possible. Some clothes I buy are new, some are second hand. Even I can wear a thousand-dollar dress, that is my decision!
Marija Mojca Pungerčar (1964)
Her artistic work features socially engaged contents, the critique of consumer society and the emphasis on local quality and community. She is active in the field of visual arts, theatre costume design and is editor of Web medium Artservis.
She graduated in painting at Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. She received her M.A. degree at the San Francisco Art Institute in California, USA in 2001 with the thesis on New Genre. Among other, she presented her work in Ljubljana Modern Gallery, in Novo Mesto Simulaker Gallery, in Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco and in Art Resources Transfer Inc. in New York. She participated at various festivals including City of Women (Ljubljana), Steirische Herbst (Graz), Belef 2001 (Belgrade) etc. She has received the Austrian Academic Exchange scholarship, ArtsLink scholarship and Fulbright scholarship.
More at: www.3via.org/mojca/