With SuSy – Support System, Life the European project Long Burning ensures to pass on its vast knowledge composed by all the project partners to people interested in joining the cultural field on an administrative level. The arts are infamous for its abundance of work to be done equalled by hardly any pay. SuSy is trying to tackle this issue by professionalizing the scene and thus reducing the work load through efficiency as well as by making the process of getting there a paid one, not an exploited one.
SUSY ON ANTISEZONA
1st May – 31st July 2022
In the frame of the SuSy activity, Kik Melone invited again Tea Kantoci to get first hand experience in an internationally working art organization. Tea Kantoci was involved in various promotional, organizational and administrational tasks of Life Long Burning activities implemented by Kik Melone with a focus on ANTISEZONA 22 program. ANTISEZONA is a project which brings an all-year-round program of presentation and contextualization of contemporary dance and related performative practices in the Museum of Contemporary Art. It is led by dance artists Silvia Marchig, Sonja Pregrad and Iva Nerina Sibila.
Tea Kantoci is an independent curator, researcher and producer. She has a master’s degree in Museology and Heritage Management (FFZG), Fashion Theory and Culture (TTF) and Journalism (FPZG) from University of Zagreb. Her focus are experimental museum and archival practices from an interdisciplinary, inclusive and feminist perspective. As a curator and author, she participated in projects: Arhiv S.M., interdisciplinary project with S. Pregrad and G. Kamnikar, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, 2022; Women and technology – exhibition with gender inclusive themes, exhibition with B. Blasin and K. Laszlo Klemar, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla Zagreb, 2021; Survival Kit, exhibition with A. Bedenko and J. Ćurković, Hall V Zagreb, 2021; Domestic, exhibition with J. Ćurković, Gallery Klub Kocka Split, Gallery Makina Pula, 2021; Women and technology – towards a gender-inclusive museum, EU project with B. Blasin and K. Laszlo Klemar, 2021, etc. She collaborates with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, the Center for Dramatic Art and with art organizations Object of Dance, Kik Melone and Divert. She is a member of the international working group for archiving and digitizing performing arts as part of the European project Non-Aligned Movements (NAM).
2nd February – 30th May 2021
In the frame of the SuSy activity, Kik Melone invited Tea Kantoci to get first hand experience in an internationally working art organization. Tea Kantoci was involved in various promotional, organizational and administrational tasks of Life Long Burning activities implemented by Kik Melone with a focus on ANTISEZONA 21 program. ANTISEZONA – dance in Gorgona, is a long-term collaborative project initiated by renowned, award winning dance authors: Ana Kreitmeyer, Silvia Marchig, Sonja Pregrad, Iva Nerina Sibila and Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb.
Tea Kantoci is a curator, producer and feminist researcher with Master’s degrees in Fashion Theory and Culture, Museology and Heritage Management and Journalism from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She gained additional professional training and experience in Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Romania by working on culture and museum related projects. She works at the Center for Women’s Studies in Zagreb as head of curatorial practices on the project ‘Women and technology – Towards a gender inclusive museum’ and occasionally works as a costume designer in the performing arts. She approaches museum issues and performance practices from engaged optics and acts as a member of several museum, dress historian and dance associations.