Contemporary Artistic Revolutions: An Institutional Perspective

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Contemporary Artistic Revolutions: An Institutional Perspective

AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery / ABU Art Collections and Galleries

Department of Fine Arts and Art History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Exhibition

On display until 15 July 2017

Conference

1 and 2 March 2017

At the beginning of March, at the invitation of the American University of Beirut (AUB), the former and the current artistic directors of Škuc Gallery Vladimir Vidmar and Tevž Logar attended an exhibition and a conference entitled Contemporary Artistic Revolutions: An Institutional Perspective. In Lebanon, Vidmar and Logar presented a study of Janja Žvegelj’s project Squash as a symptomatic interrogation of the transition of art into the paradigm of contemporaneity. In 1998, Žvegelj performed a project called Squash at Škuc Gallery, in which she thematised the newly established institutional relations and relations of production that characterise contemporary art. With Gregor Podnar, Škuc Gallery’s artistic director at the time, Žvegelj played a tournament of squash in the gallery.

Octavian Esanu, the curator at the AUB Gallery, posed a question to the participants of the exhibition/research project: what was and what is contemporary art? Art historians, critics, artists and philosophers provided further questions, answers and responses in their studies. The categories of “contemporary”, “contemporary art” and “contemporaneity” were considered from several perspectives: as categories of art historical periodisation (or resistance to periodisation); as modes of articulation of temporality (or the impossibility of such articulation); as manifestations of political, economic and ideological contradictions of late capitalism (or a desire to repress the political); as symptoms of the many diseases of globalisation and of increasing economic inequality (or an affirmative embrace of the “global village” at whatever cost); as part of the Western narrative of “progress” or as the more recent “transition to democracy” (or as a critique in the context of post-colonial or post-socialist histories).

The Contemporary Artistic Revolutions project develops such discussions in the formats of exhibition, conference and publication and it searches for new ways of addressing the questions of the contemporary by shifting the emphasis towards the phenomena of contemporary art in non-Western contexts.

Artists in the exhibition: Gordana Anđelić-Galić (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Ahmed Badri (Egypt); Amal Bohsali (Lebanon); Alexander Brener (Russia); Delve Institute (Croatia); Arman Grigoryan and The 3rd Floor Movement (Armenia); Abhishek Hazra (India); IRWIN (Slovenia); Želimir Koščević (former Yugoslavia); NSK (Slovenia); Shady El-Noshokaty (Egypt); Eduardo Paolozzi (United Kingdom); Mark Verlan (Moldova); Walid Sadek (Lebanon); Janja Žvegelj (Slovenia)

Participants at the conference and in the publication: Ivana Bago (Duke University; Delve – Institute for Duration, Location and Variables); Lucy Bayley (Middlesex University and the Institute of Contemporary Arts); Barbara Borčić (SCCA-Ljubljana); Natasha Gasparian (American University of Beirut); Sabih Ahmed (Asia Art Archive) and  Nida Ghouse (Mumbai Art Room); Octavian Eșanu (American University of Beirut); Angela Haratyunyan (American University of Beirut); Tevž Logar and Vladimir Vidmar (Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Kristóf Nagy (Artpool Art Research Center – Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest); Dina Aboul Fotouh (Home Workspace Program Ashkal Alwan, Beirut); Peter Osborne (Kingston University London); Amila Puzić (Džemal Bijedić University, Mostar); Miško Šuvaković (Faculty of Media and Communication, Beograd)

Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak: T

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Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak: T

3. 2. – 26. 2. 2017

You are kindly invited to guided tours of the show on Wednesday, February 8th and 15th, at 6pm.

Curators: Zoran Erić and Vladimir Vidmar

 

The exhibition was made in collaboration between Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade and Škuc Gallery

 

 

 

The Second Explosion – the 90’s

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You are cordially invited to attend the opening on Thursday, 15 December, at 8 pm at Škuc Gallery.

You are kindly invited to GUIDED TOUR with Vladimir Vidmar on Thursday, 12th of January and 19 th of January at 6 pm.

The current exhibition at the Škuc Gallery features works by Marko Peljhan, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Maja Licul and Anje Šmajdek. To accompany the exhibition, a comprehensive catalogue has been published featuring texts by Božo Repe, Tadej Pogačar, Nina Popič and Polona Poberžnik, Dejan Habicht, Barbara Sterle Vurnik, Vladimir Vidmar in Tjaša Pogačar Podgornik. The catalogue was designed by Ajdin Bašić.

Curated by Tadej Pogačar

The programme of Škuc Gallery is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Cultural Department of the City of Ljubljana.

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec: Rhythms of Presence

Tao G. Sambolec Vrhovec BRATI STANLEYA BROUWNA 2015 – 2016

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec: Rhythms of Presence

18 Nov – 9 Dec 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the opening on Friday, 18 November, at 8 pm at Škuc Galler.

EVENTS:

You are kindly invited to guided tour with Vladimir Vidmar on Saturday, 3rd  of December at 6 pm.

Talk between  Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec and Dr. Sher Doruff on Sunday, 4th of December at 6 pm.

 

THREE ROOMS (AND A CORRIDOR) Three exhibitions curated by CAC Bukovje/Landskrona

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You are kindly invited to guided tour with on Wednesday, 9th of November at 6 pm

 

Fifteen People Present Their Favorite Book (after Kosuth)

John Baldessari (artist, b. 1931 in U.S.), Janet Cardiff (artist, b. 1957 in Canada), Yara Flores (artist, b. 1960 in Brazil), Liam Gillick (artist, b. 1964 in UK), Rodney Graham (artist, b. 1949 in Canada), Susan Hiller (artist, b. 1940 U.S.), Joseph Kosuth (artist, b. 1945 in U.S.), Jernej Lorenci (theatre director, b. 1973 in Slovenia), Sarah Lucas (artist, b. 1962 in U.K.), Jonathan Monk (artist, b. in 1969 U.K.), Vanessa Place (writer/artist, b. 1968 in U.S. ) Ugo Rondinone (artist, b. in 1964 Switzerland), Klara Sax (artist, b. 1997 in U.S.), Gillian Wearing (artist, b. 1963 in U.K.), Ruben Östlund (film director, b. 1974 in Sweden)

 

Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to Be Viewed as Art (after Bochner)

Bengt Adlers (1950, Sweden), Conny Blom (1974, Sweden), Mel Bochner (1940, U.S.), Kalle Brolin (1968, Sweden), Vasja Cenčič (1973, Slovenia), Martin Creed (1968, U.K.), Kajsa Dahlberg (1973, Sweden), Jeremy Deller (1966, UK), Ditte Ejlerskov (1982, Denmark), Milanka Fabjančič (1982, Slovenia), Vadim Fishkin (1965, USSR), Johan Furåker (1978, Sweden), Alexander Gutke (1971, Sweden), Felix Gmelin (1962, Germany), Carl Michael von Hausswolff (1956, Sweden), Ištvan Išt Huzjan (1981 in Slovenia), IRWIN (1983, Slovenia), Janez Janša (1973, Slovenia), Janez Janša (1964, Croatia) and Janez Janša (1970, Italy), Stine Marie Jacobsen (1977,  Denmark), Lisa Jeannin (1972, Sweden), Žiga Kariž (1973, Slovenia), Clay Ketter (1961, U.S.), Jukka Korkeila (1968, Finland), Anna Ling (1971, Sweden), Anna Lundh (1979, Sweden), Miltos Manetas (1964, Greece), Jonathan Meese (1970, Japan), Kristina Müntzing (1973, Sweden), Jesper Norda (1972, Sweden), Björn Perborg (1974, Sweden), Magnus Petersson (1971, Sweden), Adrian Piper (1948, US), Klara Sax (1997, U.S.), Lina Selander (1973, Sweden), Nataša Skušek (1967, Slovenia), Nina Slejko Blom (1982, Slovenia), Nedko Solakov (1957, Bulgaria), Mladen Stropnik (1977, Slovenia), Annika Ström (1964, Sweden), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (1973, Greece), Ulla West (1954, Sweden), Leon Zuodar (1977, Slovenia) and Serkan Özkaya (1973, Turkey).

 

All the Books on Baking, Bread and Matej Andraž Vogrinčič Removed from all the City Libraries of Ljubljana

Klara Sax

THREE ROOMS (AND A CORRIDOR)

THREE ROOMS (AND A CORRIDOR)

Three exhibitions curated by CAC Bukovje/Landskrona

26.10. – 11. 11. 2016

You are kindly invited to guided tour with on Wednesday, 9th of November at 6 pm.

BridA: in-sight

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BridA/Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica, Tom Kerševan: in-sight

17 October  2016

You are cordially invited to the presentation of in-sight project on Monday, 17 October, at 17.00 in Pkuc Gallery .

In-sight project examines models – models for collecting, storing and sitributing data subject to privacy laws. It questions the point of systematic collection of huge amounts of databases without a single or clear purpose, exploring the significance of decision-making algorhythms and the power associated with manipulating databases. It is intended to provoke thinking about our presence in real and virtual space and the current relation between safety and privacy.

 

Škuc Gallery on Vienna Contemporary

Jasmina Cibic
Nada Act II ( 445, 452, 402) 
2016

Škuc Gallery on Vienna Contemporary

Jasmina Cibic, Miha Štrukelj, Matej Andraž Vogrinčič

  1. 9. – 25. 9. 2015

Škuc Gallery is taking part at this year’s Vienna Contemporary art fair, from 22nd to 25th September. We would be happy to welcome you at booth F36.

 

The programme of Škuc Gallery is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Cultural Department of the City of Ljubljana.