December 12, 2003 - Moderna galerija - U3 – 4th TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY SLOVENE ART
December 12, 2003

U3 – 4th TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY SLOVENE ART

U3 - 4th TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY SLOVENE ART
18/12/2003 – 31/03/2004

Moderna galerija Ljubljana
Tomsiceva 14
1000 Ljubljana - Slovenia

Tel: (+386-1) 2416800
Fax: (+386-1) 2514120
info [​at​] mg-lj.si

www.mg-lj.si

Moderna galerija/Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana

U3

4th TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY SLOVENE ART

Moderna galerija/Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana

18 December 2003 – 31 March 2004

Bojan Brecelj, Martin Bricelj, Vuk Cosic, Davide Grassi & Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman, Tomaz Gregoric, Dejan Habicht & Tanja Lazetic, Ziga Kariz, Andreja Kuluncic, Borut Peterlin, Franc Purg, Tobias Putrih, Random Logic, son:DA, Saso Vrabic, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

Guest Curator: Christine Van Assche, Musee national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Press conference: Thursday, 18 December 2003, at 11 a.m.

Opening view: Thursday, 18 December 2003, at 8. p.m.

Image: Saso Vrabic:Snap!, 2002/03

The Moderna galerija Ljubljana instituted the Triennial of Contemporary Slovene Art in 1994 to provide a periodic overview of the current situation in contemporary Slovene art through the subjective eye of a curator/selector, drawing attention to works which are, according to the selector, the best and closest to the sensibility of the time. To assure a certain level of objectivity, the selector of every second Triennial is a foreign curator, since this emphasizes the purpose of the event: to underline differences in aesthetic concepts as well as in professional, critical, cultural, political and social positions.

The selectors of the previous three Triennials were Tomaz Brejc, Peter Weibel and Gregor Podnar. The exhibition of the 4th Triennial, entitled Here and There, is conceived and selected by the chief curator of the new media department at the Musee national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Christine Van Assche. It concentrates on the concept of the museum, which has changed tremendously over the last fifty years.

“Built as a temple for the arts in the 40s and 50s, the museum was then protecting the artworks, isolating the artists and their works from the world. Over the last ten years, a new economy of the museum has emerged, as institutions have started to look for funds, which changed their general configuration: shops, restaurants, parking lots, pedagogical and tourists’ visits have progressively appeared in their programs. Architects created buildings based on this new conception of the museum, taking into account the context and the urban environment. The buildings became transparent and opened their doors widely.

Similarly, the artists searched for new ways to communicate with the public, and accordingly, artworks started to invest spaces outside the museum: the streets, television, the Web, as well as schools and universities.

For good or sometimes negative reasons, the museum has become, 60 years after Walter Benjamin’s writings, part of the city itself.” (Christine van Assche)

In its 2003 version, the Triennial will propose a selection of projects reflecting the shifting concept of the museum. For instance, prints will be exhibited on billboards throughout Ljubljana (Saso Vrabic) and a video will be broadcast on TV (Davide Grassi, Igor Stromajer and Brane Zorman). The exhibition will include projections on the facade of the museum (Martin Bricelj), a music performance in a theatre (Random Logic), a project on the Internet (Andreja Kuluncic), and a project involving visitors’ cell phones (Vuk Cosic).

Moderna galerija Ljubljana

Tomsiceva 14

1000 Ljubljana

Slovenia

Tel: (+386-1) 2416800

Fax: (+386-1) 2514120

info@mg-lj.si

www.mg-lj.si

OPENING HOURS: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

INFORMATION: www.mg-lj.si

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