On the conversation between objects, occurring without our cognition

Maša Tomšič

13 April 2019, 14.00

Image: Maša Tomsic, 2019. Photo by Milton Pereira.

SixtyEight Art Institute welcomes the Lisbon-based academic and curatorial researcher Maša Tomšič to our speakers program, evolving out of a week-long curatorial residency at SixtyEight where she will be conducting curatorial/artistic research workshops in collaboration with Marianne Skaarup Jakobsen (whose exhibition, Concise Voids and Sediments is in its closing week). The workshops will look to nuanced exchanges with the hope to generate a body of knowledge developed from the artworks present in the exhibition at SixtyEight – in addition to reflections and other experimental investigations – of the Danish artist’s artwork. Maša Tomšič’s talk (on 13 April) will introduce her latest doctoral research surrounding aesthetics, science and technology; which will immediately be followed by a presentation on the outcomes of the workshop between Maša Tomšič and Marianne Skaarup Jakobsen.

Saturday - 13 April at 14:00
Gothersgade 167, Kbh K

Maša Tomšič's visit to Copenhagen is part of SixtyEight Art Institute's inaugural cycle of artistic and curatorial residencies that aim to refine our dialog with and understanding of artistic research in practice. We hope that the curatorial research exchanges carried out by each resident–working at various scales or through projects–can help our institute gain and produce new groundbreaking research in the arts, science, and design; all of which will be published by our editorial group, Really Simple Syndication Press.

Drinks will be served and all are welcome. However, seating is limited and as always, given on a first come, first served basis. Thank you.


Maša Tomšič (1986, Slovenia) is a Lisbon-based researcher. Currently, Maša Tomšič holds a doctoral grant for the interdisciplinary PhD program in Philosophy of Science, Art, Technology and Society at the University of Lisbon, with a project that deals with the sense of touch and its relational aspect, namely, its role in intersubjectivity and aesthetic experience. Tomšič was trained as a psychologist, neuroscientist and photographer, along with a background in curatorial studies. Maša Tomšič’s central work, in either academic research, curatorial practices, or in the process of artistic production, is in the sensorial aspect of aesthetics - the conditions and the consequences of corporeal involvement, and how these become constitutive of knowledge production, while being interrelated with the social domain.

Marianne Skaarup Jakobsen (1985, Denmark) holds an MFA from Malmö Art Academy. She works with abstract sculpture, through processes of intuition and experiments or explorations driven by emotions. Recently her solo-exhibition Lift, then was shown at The Geological Museum in Lisbon. Previously her work has been shown in contexts such as Galleri Riis in Stockholm, Den Nordiske Ambassade in Copenhagen, Sótão in Lisbon and Malmö Art Museum.