Kolektiv Neteorit (Tjaša Pogačar, Domen Ograjenšek, Andrej Škufca, Kaja Kraner, Tomo Stanič): Untitled
We (Tjaša Pogačar, Domen Ograjenšek, Andrej Škufca, Kaja Kraner and Tomo Stanič) note that the invitation to participate at the exhibition intended to historicise the past decade of contemporary art in Slovenia has brought a shift in our position relative to the institution for which we have strived until the present moment as part of the collective Neteorit. Our work has not called for being displayed; rather, its intention has been to ensure basic production conditions, as well as to organise the elements of the system or to attempt a reconstellation of the scene so that it could drive a way of thinking.
Some of the quandaries we will try to rethink in our contribution can be discerned even in the basic categorisation usually required for participants at this type of exhibitions, predetermining the treatment of the artistic practices included. In so far as the contemporary artistic institution is a space of knowledge production, its fundamental epistemological provisions pervade even the most superficial arrangements or groupings, such as the categorisation of participants and its implications for the content and forms that the participants' activities may take.
For this reason, the above-mentioned members of the collective will take the undetermined position of »participants« as the starting point of their collaboration on the exhibition. From this starting point, they will develop an investigation into subtle mechanisms of representation, the production of knowledge they imply, and their potential for articulating (as opposed to erasing) differences, thus addressing issues relating to our activity (as »constituents« of the institution) at the intersection of cultural producers and their audience, as well as to the activity of other difficult-to-place practices such as the Workers and Punks' University or the TEMP group.
Neteorit was a self-organised, informal, public series of seminars, lectures and discussions on contemporary art and philosophy that took place from 2013 to 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, and at other venues. Those who were more or less actively involved in the project (Kaja Kraner, Tjaša Pogačar, Iza Pevec, Anja Zver, Domen Ograjenšek, Izidor Barši, Aleš Mendiževec, Andrej Škufca, Jernej Kaluža, Tomo Stanič and Matej Rudolf) now collaborate, form different groups and are active in various other constellations, projects and spaces.