Federico Freschi Talk

Soft Power and the Politics of Ornament: Reflections on Jasmina Cibic’s Charm Offensive

Thursday 8 December | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join Professor Federico Freschi, Head of College of Te Maru Pūmanawa Creative Practice and Enterprise at the Otago Polytechnic, for a discussion on questions of the power, possibilities and politics of architecture prompted by Jasmina Cibic’s film The Gift. This evening talk is offered in association with current exhibition Charm Offensive by Jasmina Cibic.

Freschi holds a PhD in Art History from the University of the Witwatersrand and recently co-edited and published within the book The Politics of Design – Privilege and Prejudice in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and South Africa (2021).

[image: Jasmina Cibic The Gift 2021, three channel UHD video, 5.1 sound (film still). Courtesy of the artist. Co-commissioned and co-produced by macLYON, FLAMIN - Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (with funding from Arts Council England) and steirischer herbst ’19 and co-produced with Waddington Studios London. Supported by Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee; Northern Film School; UGM Maribor Art Gallery; Museum of Yugoslavia; United Nations Geneva; Espace Niemeyer and Palace of Youth, Warsaw]

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