The title of the exhibition is a paraphrase of the titles of two notable films - the 1971 American newsreel Finally Got the News and the 1936 French newsreel La vie est a nous. The first film is a collective work by the film activist group Newsreel and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers about the position of workers in the Detroit automobile industry.
In Italy, in the mid-1970s, Adriana, Barbara, Nadia and Susanna were 20 years old when they decided to join the armed struggle and leave behind their social life and their families in order to make the revolution the centre and the aim of their existence. Today they reappear, after many years in prison, and they try, each of them, to recount their own experiences. They speak about the political reasons which initially sustained them, the conflicts, the doubts, and the moments of being torn apart, which marked out their lives as women caught up in the vortex of war. A course of events which ended in the condemnation of the armed struggle and the pain of the lives that were destroyed - their victims' lives and their own.
The New World Summit is an artistic and political organization founded by artist Jonas Staal that develops "parliaments" for unacknowledged states, stateless and blacklisted political groups. The members from the New World Summit together collaborate in creating temporary platforms all around the world in art institutions, theaters and public spaces to tell the histories of stateless political struggle banned from the existing political order.
© Primož Bizjak: Sava, Košutarica, 2014 from Sava, Donava in Drina series
Courtesy of Galerije Gregor Podnar, Berlin
10 March - 26 April 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3
Primož Bizjak explores local histories, borders, and symbolic boundaries. His interest focuses on space and architecture as they relate to society and the time we live in. Characteristic of his photographic approach is the use of long exposures, which gradually reveal the hidden colors of night.
Our new series of small-scale exhibitions entitled From the Studio of ... presents cross-section views of recent production by artists whose works are included in the Moderna galerija permanent exhibition 20th Century / Continuities and Ruptures. The first exhibition in the series features Zdenko Huzjan, whose painting Settling (1986, oil on canvas) hangs in Room 5 of the permanent exhibition. The first edition of From the Studio of ... includes paintings, drawings, prints and other works selected together by the artist and the exhibition curator. The exhibition opens on Sunday, 8 February 2015 at 6 p.m. as part of the Moderna galerija program celebrating the national cultural holiday.
Tomaž Šalamun / OHO, Novi Sad II, 1969, Filmstill, camera, montage: Naško Križnar
23 January - 24 May 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana
Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos, Carlfriedrich Claus, Miklós Erdély, Milan Knížák, Jiři Kovanda, Tomaž Šalamun (OHO), Endre Tót, Jiři Valoch, Franci Zagoričnik
Exhibition curators: Zdenka Badovinac, Bojana Piškur, Igor Španjol
A group portrait of NSK members in front of a model of Tatlin?s Tower from the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre production Baptism under Triglav, 1986. Photo by Marko Modic
11 May - 16 August 2015
Moderna galerija, Cankarjeva 15
Curator: Zdenka Badovinac
Press preview: 11 May, 11 a.m.
Opening of the exhibition: 11 May, 8 p.m.
In 1984, three groups - the multimedia group Laibach (established 1980), the visual arts group IRWIN (1983), and the theatre group Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre (SNST) (1983-1987) - founded the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective. That same year, the three groups founded a fourth group, the design department New Collectivism. Later NSK established other subdivisions: the Department of Pure and Applied Philosophy, Retrovision, Film, and Builders.
19 - 21 June 2015
Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
Concept: Zdenka Badovinac and Eda Čufer
Keynote speeker: Boris Groys
Conference participants: Zdenka Badovinac, Barbara Borčić, Eda Čufer, Mladen Dolar, Charles Esche, Anthony Gardner, Marina Gržinić, Lev Kreft, Dejan Kršić, Tomaž Mastnak, Rastko Močnik, Alexei Monroe, Daniel Ricardo Quiles, Igor Vidmar, Alexei Yurchak
NSK from Kapital to Capital is the first retrospective exhibition of the NSK art collective, with a special focus on the transformational decade of the 1980s. In the final decade of the slowly unravelling Yugoslavia, when only lip service was still being paid to its system of socialist self-management, NSK loudly and clearly proclaimed the emperor naked - from Laibach's first poster action in Trbovlje in 1980 to the collective's last coordinated series of projects in the early 1990s, entitled Kapital.
Featured artists: Marina Abramović, Yury Albert, Nika Autor (in collaboration with Marko Bratina, Ciril Oberstar, and Jurij Meden (Obzorniška Fronta/Newsreel Front)), Yury Avvakumov, Jože Barši, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Geta Brătescu, Alexander Brener and Barbara Schurtz, Olga Chernysheva, Chto Delat, Lana Čmajčanin, Vuk Ćosić (in collaboration with Alexey Shulgin and Andreas Broeckmann), Goran Đorđević, Nuša and Srečo Dragan, Vadim Fishkin, György Galántai, Gorgona, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid, Dmitry Gutov, Jusuf Hadžifejzović, Tibor Hajas, Ibro Hasanović, IRWIN, Sanja Iveković, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, Alexander Kosolapov, Jarosław Kozłowski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Oleg Kulik, Zofia Kulik, Andreja Kulunčić (in collaboration with Ibrahim Ćurić, Said Mujić, and Osman Pezić), Vladimir Kupriyanov, KwieKulik, Laibach, Yury Leiderman, Kazimir Malevič, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Jan Mlčoch, Andrey Monastyrsky, Ivan Moudov, Via Negativa, Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK), Timur Novikov, OHO, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Marko Pejhan, Dan Perjovschi, Tadej Pogačar, Darinka Pop-Mitić, Zoran Popović, Dmitry Prigov, Franc Purg (in collaboration with Sara Heitlinger), Guia Rigvava, Józef Robakowski, Alexander Roitburd, Mykola Rydny, Arsen Savadov, Kalin Serapionov, Nebojša Šerić?Šoba, Nedko Solakov, SOSka, Ilija Šoškić, Petr Štembera, Mladen Stilinović, Krassimir Terziev, Raša Todosijević, Slaven Tolj, Milica Tomić, Goran Trbuljak, Josip Vaništa, Sašo Vrabič, Vadim Zakharov, Dragan Živadinov with Dunja Zupančič and Miha Turšič, and Konstantin Zvezdochetov.
Grammar of Freedom / 5 Lessons, developed in close collaboration with Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana. The exhibition features more than 60 artists and art collectives, with works ranging from the 1960s to the present.
Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Cankarjeva 15
The 20th Century / Continuities and Ruptures exhibition breaks with traditional linearity by introducing the topics of the 20th century avant-gardes and of the art of the Partisan resistance, bringing them into the national history of art on an equal footing with more familiar trends and, as a consequence, casting new light on the latter.