Filmscreening & Exhibition Tour
Tonight’s event combines two exciting formats – a film screening and an exhibition tour – into a special as part of the exhibition of the Croatian artist duo TARWUK. The screening will feature the film work baka (2021) produced by the artists, in which a family gathers around their matriarch for a dinner. On the occasion of a holiday, the artists’ family, who live in Croatia, visit the duo in their new home in New York to celebrate a feast with traditional dishes. baka revolves around themes such as love, death and the secrets of the body, and also deals with farewells and the succession of the head of the family. Finally, traumatic memories of the Yugoslavian war play a role, which makes the cozy conversation in the family setting tip over into a splatter movie. The film is shot in 16-mm format and influenced by Yugoslavian Black Wave Cinema. Moreover, the film was made more or less in parallel with the works gathered in the exhibition and are close not only thematically, but also in this respect. The screening will be followed by a guided tour of the TARWUK exhibition with Jan Tappe (assistant curator HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark), who will provide information about the background of the exhibition concept.
TARWUK & Matthew Goedecke
16 mm, color; as well as digital film
is assistant curator at HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark. He co-curated the group exhibition on affairs together with director Sandro Droschl and developed the performance and exhibition project PROPAGANDA with Julius Pristauz. Until 2020, he was program coordinator at Galerie Wedding – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin. Prior to that, he worked at Hamburger Bahnhof — Museum für Gegenwart and Kunsthalle Wien, among others. After studying cultural studies in Hildesheim, he completed the master’s program Curatorial Studies – History – Theory – Criticism at the Städelschule and Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.