EVA PETRIC IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD VINE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 2019, 06:30 PM
On occasion of the publication of her art monograph WEBbing (published by Drava, Klagenfurt), the ACFNY is delighted to present an artist talk with Eva Petrič moderated by Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America.
Eva Petrič's WEBbing is a hybrid of her visual art and creative writing with which she presents the web of her 25 art installations in the medium of lace assemblage. Collective Heart, her monumental lace assemblage of more than 1000 found laces from all over the world, originally made as the Fasting Cloth for the St. Stephan's Cathedral in Vienna, is currently part of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine's exhibition on the theme of sanctuary (The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls). "These recycled laces represent and illustrate the interconnectedness and interdependence amongst us," the artist writes. "I perceive them as our second skin, as a collective skin."
Eva Petrič, b. in Slovenia, lives and works in New York City, Vienna, and Ljubljana, in photography, video, performance, installation and writing. She is an artist of Galerie Mourlot, NYC, and the member of PEN Club Austria, KH Vienna, and the Slovene Writers Association. She holds a BA in psychology and visual art from Webster University Vienna, and an MFA in new media, from Transart Institute New York /Berlin. Her art has been shown at over 50 solo and 70 group exhibitions, receiving numerous recognitions and awards. She is the author of several books, published and translated into 8 languages. www.evapetric.com
Richard Vine is the managing editor of Art in America, one of the world's most influential art magazines, art critic and writer. He holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Chicago and has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Conservatory of Music, the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, the New School for Social Research, and New York University. He has written hundreds of critical essays and two nonfiction books on contemporary art. He recently curated museum exhibitions in India, China and the US. SOHO SINS is his first novel.
Image Credit: Alain Simic