TALGIA

The long-term artistic research framework and model of actuation Talgia was launched in 2014, when its first articulation as a research project entitled Realisms, allegories and functions: towards an assimilation of recent visual art practices from Eastern Europe was granted with an Artistic Research Scholarship for Young Artists (FEFCA) from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay (MEC).

Talgia is focused on the study, adoption, use and manipulation of elements from the culture, history and art practices from Yugoslavia1 and the former Yugoslavian countries, exploring at the same time the relationships, connections, similarities and differences between them and their correlatives in the Southern Cone of South America. Talgia’s range of products, outcomes and public appearances goes from essays and poems to paintings and films, from academic papers and translations to art exhibitions, collective platforms and collaborations.

Projects made in the framework of Talgia include:

1 The term “Yugoslavia” is understood here in its broadest sense, comprising the countries that made up the various Yugoslavian political entities that formally existed and I believe that persist at various levels”. (Herzovich, Guido, “El país que persiste en las películas. Una introducción conversada al cine yugoslavo. Entrevista a Francisco Tomsich”, in: Eslavia, December 2019).