Love and Passion banned!!! Civic’s action figure toy photo series banned by toymaker company! After posting episode 1 from his series “Out of the shadows”, Civic’s profile has been suspended by Mattel’s own Matty collector website’s forums!
Civic’s statement on his facebook page profile:
“Mattycollector.com and it’s forums just suspended my account from their website, account which I had since 2010…. the reason they did it is the following: “account suspended for posting adult content”… and under adult content they meant a picture of two female action figures kissing!!! That is sick!
On Matty collector’s website and forums you can see images of war, battle damaged figures disfigured from ruthless soulless hate, sometimes covered in blood but two girls kissing gets you banned from their forums! I am speechless at the levels of bigotry this website has reached with their forums!”
Civic’s ongoing “Out of the shadows” photo series can still be seen on Instagram and on private demand!
IVAN CIVIC to participate in the video section of “Undisclosed Territory” performance art event in Indonesia
Dear family and friends,
I am very pleased to announce my participation in the video section of “Undisclosed Territory” performance art event, from 27 to 31 August 2013, curated by talented artist/curator Melati Suryodarmo! My work: “WELCOME HOME”, is going on a trip to Indonesia! I am thilled!
See ya in Indonesia!!!
I was so thrilled yesterday to go to the once glorious fields of Tempelhof airport… fields where many crucial war moves were made, where evil personalities roamed and good ones overruled… Those fields are now covered with grass and the light memory of times not so long gone linger in a remote part of our conscience…
It felt awkward and powerful to be there. The amazing part was that the Berlin based Grimmuseum decided to launch their first big publication right on the Tempelhof field! My work and performance “Wake for James Lee Byars” is included in the “WE ARE NOT A MUSEUM” publication! Solvej Helweg Ovesen put my work in a sharp and focussed context and perspective by delivering a great text! Enrico Centonze, Grimmuseum’s director, was a perfect gentleman, as always and a brilliant host together with talented artist and creative curator Andrés Galeano. I really felt welcome and happy. Thank you guys for a great day!
The book is professionally written and done! Really very well worth to have in every art lover’s library! Almost all photos in the book were shot by Laura Gianetti. “WE ARE NOT A MUSEUM” / Grimmuseum Berlin, is published by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite. Order it now! ISBN 978-3-943514-12-4
IVAN CIVIC as part of main cast in the “making of” documentary of Robert Wilson’s “LIFE AND DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC” – by Giada Colagrande
Dear family and friends,
I have the pleasure to finally announce that I have completed a long term of negotiations and contracting and have finally signed a satisfying deal for the official commercial release of the making of documentary of Robert Wilson’s: “The life and death of Marina Abramovic”, by Giada Colagrande! The documentary movie will be released shortly on DVD and other media! More info on MUBI Europe and IMDB!
IVAN CIVIC – “SUPERFICIAL surface” – facebook event for performance lecture at the Czech Institute in Berlin!
Civic’s new work: “SUPERFICIAL surface”, is a hybrid between an art performance and a classic academic lecture. This is a new field where the artist is free to research and try out new forms of artistic expression through languages that usually would not come into play when topics such as transgender and politics are involved.
The audience will first be confronted with a pure performance which will gradually mutate into a lecture, maintaining the concentration and focus of the first while adding a variety of new ways to interact and come closer to the audience on both an intellectual and emotional level.
The topic of Civic’s performance lecture is “SUPERFICIAL surface”, as an explanatory statement of transgender today.
Here is an exclusive text extract from Ivan Civic’s upcoming work: Read More…
IVAN CIVIC – “SUPERFICIAL surface” – countdown to performance lecture at the Czech Institute in Berlin!
The countdown begins! I am intensly preparing for the perofrmance and lecture! It will be a tour de force! Diet, training, meditating, research, studying, editing, photographing, writing… We’re slowly getting there! xxx
Ph.© Ivan Civic
Dear family and friends,
I am running around doing so many things at the moment. I was just very recently asked by Monika Stepanova, director of the Czech Institute in Berlin, to contribute to their upcoming exhibition: “Transgender me“, by giving one of my performance lectures for the opening of the show. After the first few problems were solved and my schedule was revised so I could have time to prepare and perform, I accepted the challenge and now am in the midst of a tour de force to get ready for this extremely difficult short notice endeavour!
My performance lecture will be entitled: “SUPERFICIAL surface” and will take place on opening night, June 13th, beginning at 20:30, at the Czech Institute in Berlin. Wilhelmstrasse 44 – and for those of you who have never been in the Czech Institute/Embassy building, you will be surprised! It is one of the best examples of brutalism of the seventies! It is a sculpture of inspiration!
More information coming up soon!
See you all there!