VIDEO INTERVIEWS | Art Organization (review of historical practices through the XX century to the present)

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Art organization (review of historical practices through the XX century to the present)

The research within the Art Organization project is focused on group and collective processes, within the relationship between artists and other participants in them. The aim of the research is to investigate a specific shift towards self-organized initiatives outside the framework of official institutions, and its consequences in the distribution of roles in the world of art. The introduction to the research of group work, joint authorship, working conditions, was conducted during 2017 through interviewing participants and protagonists of the contemporary art scene from Yugoslavia, which continues in 2018/2019. years.

During 2018, the interlocutors in the interview interviews were curators and art historians in the field of contemporary art and protagonist artists who realized their practice through group artwork in Ljubljana and Skopje:

Marko Pogačnik, artist, founder of the movement and art group OHO, Kranj-Ljubljana, after which the initiator of the transformation of this group into a new artistic initiative Družina v Šempasu, is today an artist-researcher active in the international network.

Zdenka Badovinac, theorist and curator, director of the Modern Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art in Ljubljana (MG + MSUM). In her research so far, she has covered a large part of the practice of contemporary art in Slovenia, which includes the work of art groups.

IRVIN Group (IRWIN, NSK) interview was conducted with two members: Miran Mohar and Borut Vogelnik, artists active in the work of the IRVIN art group, lecturers at the University of Ljubljana, and at private universities in Slovenia and the region.

Nebojsa Vilic, theorist, writer, art historian, lecturer at the University of Skopje, at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and the Faculty of Fine Arts, and the first director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art Skopje.


You can view video interviews on separate pages of the kuda.lounge archive:

Interview with Marko Pogačnik (OHO group), Ljubljana, October 2018.

Interview with Zdenko Badovinac, Ljubljana, October 2018.

Interview with IRWIN members Miran Mohar and Borut Vogelnik, Ljubljana, October 2018.


The Art Organization is part of a wider project Vectors of Collective Imagination in which collaborates with partners: Multimedia Institute mi2 and Kulturtreger-Booksa, Zagreb (HR); Glänta, Gothenburg (SE); Counterpoint, Skopje (MK) and Berliner Gazette, Berlin (DE).

The project is co-financed by the European Union's Creative Europe program, the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and the City Administration for Culture of the City of Novi Sad, with the structural support of the Foundation for Artistic Initiatives.