New York

Marjetica Potrč

Max Protetch

It’s an irony that should be lost on no one: Ljubljana-based artist Marjetica Potrč, best known for community-driven interventions in urban and rural areas within the developing world, has recently turned her attention to a US city: New Orleans. “Future Talk Now: The Great Republic of New Orleans,” Potrč’s third exhibition at Max Protetch Gallery, indexed her recent engagement with this traumatized place as she continues to apply her deft fusion of architectural and sculptural language to the project of finding solutions to problems afflicting territories in economic and ecological crisis and transition, or in the grip of deep poverty.

Currently a fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics in New York, Potrč has made the Big Easy the center of her research over the past year, also participating in “Something from Nothing,” a group exhibition of site-specific projects organized by

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