Fellow from Serbia of the residency-mentorship program by Slavs and Tatars
Teodora Jeremić is fellow of the residency-mentorship program by Slavs and Tatars and co-curator of the Pickle Bar events in Novi Sad. She is art historian, curator and editor focused on researching the intersection of decolonial practices, feminist resistance and ecological thought.
Teodora Jeremić (1991 in Belgrad/RS) is art historian, curator and editor focused on researching the intersection of decolonial practices, feminist resistance and ecological thought. She is interested in the power relations along the axes of gender, class, race and geography, and comes from a borderland space, “the other” of Europe, where Balkan myth meets post-Yugoslavian traumas and nostalgia, as well as dreams of the EU. Her practice focuses on the liminal, marginal and hybrid in order to understand how any type of borders, boundaries and identities are established, and how to challenge them. She favours open structures, horizontality and dialogues, and conceives of curating as a platform for (un)learning, sharing and healing. Jeremić believes in experiences, vulnerability and experimentation; the necessity of a transformation; and a co-construction of new politics.
For Novi Sad Slavs and Tatars and ifa have selected the young art historian, curator and editor Teodora Jeremić as fellow of the residency-mentorship program Picke Bar. During her two-month residency in from November until December 2021 Jeremić has curated performance lecture LESSONS FROM THE YEAST: LEARNING FROM BREAD in Berlin. She will also co-curated a Pickle Bar event which will be realized within EVROVIZION in Novi Sad in February 2022.
The artists’ collective Slavs and Tatars is showing its Pickle Bar in the EVROVIZION exhibition. This work, a Slavic interpretation of an Italian aperitivo bar, is also an invitation to engage with pickled delicacies and a Slavic aperitif in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere and explore the boundaries and possibilities of languages. Throughout the project tour, events developed in collaboration with Slavs and Tatars will take place involving local participants.
The Pickle Bar and the collective’s residency-mentorship program will be realized as part of the exhibition. Both initiatives offer a platform of exchange and participation for the broader public beyond the institutional framework of contemporary art. Both the residency mentorship program and the Pickle Bar are situated in Berlin's multicultural Moabit district, and reflect the diversity of the district and the artists’ studio where Russian, Polish, German, French, English and Turkish are among the languages spoken. The integration of Pickle Bar into the EVROVIZION project creates a space for local dialogues at every venue of this travelling exhibition. Before each exhibition opens, a young, local professional (be they artists, curators or researchers) from each venue of the exhibition will be chosen to participate in the mentorship program in Berlin. During these two months, they are integrated into the artists’ studio as well as mentored in their personal projects, some of which may eventually be presented as part of EVROVIZION.