We love to work with everything we have. We love when we overcome what we have. We love to speak out of a powerlessness and immaturity. We hate and love the amount of research we work with. We hate it when too many marginal notes threaten to overwhelm the artwork. We love it when a new work emerges from the overgrown marginal notes. We love to sit between the chairs. We love to have a divided gaze. We love it when the artwork communicates with several communities at once.
Adnan Softić und Nina Softić are artists based in Berlin, Hamburg and Sarajevo. In their collaborative practice they explore the relation between aesthetics and politics / ecology with focus on the relationship between architecture and violence, language and history as a form of suppression, phenomena such as exile, extraterritoriality, invisibility, non-knowledge.... They work research-based and interdisciplinary in work cycles. The works function both as individual artworks, but can also operate as fragments of a larger body of work. They perceive the artistic working process as a hybrid between meditation and dialectic, based on an inner necessity to face a problem with all available resources.
Exhibitions, screenings (selection)
2022 n.b.g.k., Berlin | National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegowina, Sarajevo | L’Institut des Cultures d’Islam | IMPAKT Festival, Utrecht | Kampnagel, Hamburg | Kino Metropolis, Hamburg | HilbertRaum, Berlin
2021 n.b.k., Berlin | 3sat | Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest | Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg | Filmfest Dresden | History Museum, Sarajevo | Kapana Gallery, Plovdiv | Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad
2020 Johann Jacobs Museum, Zürich | Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg | Fresh Stream Experimental Film Festival, Los Angeles | DocsMX , Mexico City | AmDocs, Palm Springs
2019 Kunstmuseum, Ravensburg (SOLO) | Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo (SOLO) | Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg | Johann Jacobs Museum, Zürich | Werkleitz Festival, Dessau | Düsseldorf Photoweekend | Sophiensæle Berlin | Ostrale Biennale 019 Dresden | 3sat
2018 Berlinische Galerie (SOLO) | MAXXI, Rome | Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg | Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen | Sarajevo Film Festival | Heidelberger Kunstverein | Stiftung Imai | Urbane Künste Ruhr Berlinische Galerie | Haus Konstruktiv Zürich
2017 Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin | NSK State-in-Time Pavilion, Venezia | Villa Massimo, Rome
2016 Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb (SOLO) | Schloss Velthurns, Lugomare Chiesa della Misericordia, Venezia