Jasmina Cibic: NADA
(March 2018)

NADA film trilogy examines three of European modernism’s star architects and the role their work played in national representation. The starting point for Act I is Vjenceslav Richter and the Yugoslav pavilion he designed for the Brussels World Exhibition in 1958. Act II takes place in Arne Jacobsen’s Aarhus City Hall (1937–1942), whilst the third act is placed within Haus Lange and Haus Esters designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Krefeld, Germany for the silk barons that were instrumental in affirming silk as the new national export within the pre-WW2 European soft power game. The three films culminate in the artist’s solo exhibition at Museum Hous Esters where her expansive installation combines ideologically loaded symbols and iconographies she operates within the NADA project into a synthesis of gesture, stagecraft and re-enactment to form a kind of artistic synthesis that interacts with the Mies villas and their historical, political and aesthetic contexts.

Publisher: Kerber Verlag
Editor: Katia Baudin
Language: German, English
Pages: 136
ISBN: 978-3-86206-666-7
Purchase at: www.kerberverlag.com