EVENING LECTURES and PERFORMANCE | Marko Peljhan, Eda Čufer, Walid Raad
Thursday, 29 August 2019 | 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. | auditorium MG+ & 10 p.m. | Ljubljana Puppet Theatre

18:00 Marko Peljhan, Here we go again... Resolutions, Decision-making and Strategies, lecture

20:00 Eda Čufer, EAST ART MAP – Is it Art or Art History?, lecture

22:00 Walid Raad, Oder pod zvezdami, Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana

LES LOUVRES and/or KICKING THE DEAD, public performance in frames of the Mladi levi festival, in collaboration with zavod Bunker.


Marko Peljhan

Here We Go Again...Resolutions, Decision-making and Strategies

The lecture will present a body of work and situations that have been in constant logical progression since 1992, probing the margins of technology, ecological thought, autonomy, privacy and biospheric strategies. Peljhan will use the notion of "systemics" to reveal some of the structural background of his past, current and future landscapes and projections.


Eda Čufer

EAST ART MAP – Is it Art or Art History?

Drawing from the art historic and critical apparatus of American post-WWII or Cold War criticism (specifically Jack Burnham and Rosalind Kraus), this lecture will address the consequences of systematic exclusion of the Eastern European neo-avant-garde art practices from institutionalized memory and knowledge production during the socialist era. Taking Irwin's controversial project East Art Map (2006) as a case study, Čufer will attempt to illuminate the contradictions and traumas related to the production of art based in the mechanics and romance of oral art history in an era of hyperalienation dominated by mediated communication.


Walid Raad


Walid Raad is a visual and performing artist. In Kicking the Dead, Raad is an exhibition guide and story-teller. He uses artefacts and data as starting points, and uses different narrative approaches to take these well beyond their documentary value. His stories – though informed by the knowledge of the history of wars and imperialism, the biographies of different scientists, writers and inventors, art history, capital and property dynamics, the art market – make us shift from being fascinated by the lively narrative to being on a guard as to where the narrative moves away from historical and social facts and passes to other kinds of facts (aesthetics, emotional, cultural).

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