Fallen imperials / forgotten spaces – reoccupied!
30% urban space
State territory is always historical and contemporary in equal measure; the soil, like the memory, is imagined individually or conventionally. Time has passed it by, but many of the images, the monuments of the state’s self-production remain: memorials, buildings, images, product designs, advertising graphics, brand names, etc. The time of their public monopolisation at the centre of power has passed them by, and the question now is: what remains? What effect has this art had in the context of its creation? What use is it, what is it capable of today? Instrumentalised art is usually easy to detect, but what political art survives after the demise of its system? And what about art that instrumentalises politics? What is the significance of art as a means of overcoming the political system, can individual needs create space for themselves and transport personal agendas?
With Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid (SLO/D), Siniša Ilić (SRB), IRWIN (Dušan Mandic, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek und Borut Vogelnik )(SLO), Pridigarji (SLO), Wolfgang Thaler (A) & Vstaja Lezbosov / Lesbian rebellation (Petra Hrovatin/Periklea, Irena Kovačević, Mojca Kozelj, Vesna Vravnik) (SLO), Wolfgang Thaler (A), Pridigarji (SLO)
Curated by Elisabeth Arlt & David Kranzelbinder (A)