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.
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.
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.
LES LOUVRES and/or KICKING THE DEAD
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).