Jasmina Cibic

Charm Offensive

29 October 2022 - 12 February 2023

Charm Offensive is the first solo exhibition by London-based artist Jasmina Cibic (b. 1979 Ljubljana, Slovenia) to be held in Aotearoa New Zealand. Working across film, performance and installation, Cibic’s practice explores the relationships between culture and political power within both historical and contemporary frames. In her work, the fields of art and architecture become tools to highlight and reconsider notions of soft power, nation building and the deployment of political agendas and ideologies. Charm Offensive is shaped around the concept of gifting, with Cibic’s major three-channel film The Gift (2021) at its centre. This dystopian drama follows an artist, a diplomat and an engineer as they compete to determine a gift, a symbol, that will realign society and heal a fractured nation in a time of crisis.

 

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