In the framework of the The Antinomies of Autonomy, a workshop on poetry and resistance with artist Babi Badalov is taking place. The participants are invited to bring whatever they want to use for their own expression. It can be just a piece of paper to write down their words and slogans or it can be textile to paint on, video or photo cameras, or they can just be present without the pressure to produce anything. Babi Badalov will create an unique atmosphere sharing his huge experience of artistic and linguistic explorations. At the end of the workshop, collective and individual outcomes will be presented and become part of the installation of the Antinomies of Autonomy. The workshop will be primarily in the English language, however, other languages are also welcome!
Join Babi and us during two amazing days at the Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić on Friday, September 17, from 1-4pm and Sunday, September 19, 1-4pm, if you would like to take part please e-mail us to: [email protected].com
Babi Badalov was born in Azerbaijan and lives in Paris. As a visual artist, poet he expresses his ideas through visual poetry, art objects, installations and live performances. He also experiments with words and writes obscure poetry, mixing languages and images of different cultures. Babi Badalov’s work often is dedicated to linguistic explorations researching the limits of language and the borders it imposes upon its users and based on his personal experience of linguistic inconveniences while travelling. In foreign countries, we often come across words written in the same alphabet as ours, but with different meaning, sound or pronunciation. His visual poetry often takes the form of a diary, created every day through a combination of his own linguistic research of manipulated pictorial material, mainly with political content. The nomad life of an artist (or traveler, migrant, refugee) does not only cause him or her a struggling adaptation period of cultural integration, but can primarily turn him or her into a prisoner of language. Badalov’s projects play with this kind of linguistic notions in order to emphasize larger geo-political questions. Babi Badalov is represented by Jerome Poggi gallery, Paris.