Neither Here Nor There
19 January - 7 April, 2013
Vessna Perunovich was born and raised in a state that no longer exists. Although she has departed from ex-Yugoslavia more than 20 years ago, the theme of exile and longing are still being echoed in most of her work. From the time she started her career in Canada in 1988 until today, she has worked in a diverse range of media, including painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, video and performance. Neither Here Nor There is the first survey exhibition of her video works, presenting artwork realized in the last seven years of her practice.
The installation Neither Here Nor There is a collection of eight video works in which Perunovich plays with her own position in the border space of her identity. Exploring the notion of place and its complex and contradicting nature to both entice and alienate, Peruovich situates herself in relationship to environments, both real and imagined. A Toronto-based visual artist, Perunovich has exhibited at numerous international biennales in Cuba, Albania, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece. Curated by Virginia Eichhorn.