Gaudeamus Igitur


The project Gaudeamus igitur: self-organized artist in the state of domestic agoraphobia is an artist’s book titled Gaudeamus igitur and edited in limited edition. A public lecture that presents the work will be a part of the project. The artist’s book consists of photos depicting piles and floors, in general from all the institutions the artist has passed through in the process of becoming a self-organized individual-artist who constitutes her own artistic practice. The following text in the book is a popular academic song mainly performed at university/school graduation ceremonies – Gaudeamus igitur. The project thereby questions the role of (educational) institutions in the age of self-organization in art.


Mariela Cvetić

Mariela Cvetić

Actopolis-City: Belgrade

Mariela Cvetić, Ph. D. is an artist and art theorist. She is associate professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture and guest professor at the University of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies of Arts and Media and University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical sciences, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Mariela Cvetić is the author of many solo and group exhibitions. Her artistic practice and theoretical work explores the relationship between subject and space. She is a member of the team of authors whose floor installation wonhlich was selected to represent the Republic of Serbia at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2008. She is the author of the book Das Unheimliche: Psychoanalitical and Cultural Theories of Space (Das Unheimliche: psihoanalitičke i kulturalne teorije prostora (Belgrade, 2011) and The Artist's Book/Umetnikova knjiga (Belgrade, 2013).