A Marcel, commentaries and reflections
MG chez Vuk -- ASCII prints
from Permanent Collection of MG, exhibition
Thursday, 6 March 2008, 8 p.m.
Thursday , 6 March 2008, 4 p.m. onwards
Friday, 7 March 2008, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
SCCA Project Room, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
MG chez Vuk -- ASCII prints from Permanent Collection of MG
The triptych ASCIIMOES is using three different fonts to illustrate the same visual image. ASCIIMOES thematize and ironize the idea of reading a painting. Three prints are the basis for the concept of poetic hardware.
A Marcel, commentaries and reflections
The talk will be dedicated to public testing of a rough idea for the new project based on visible and invisible correlations between the work of Marcel Duchamp and Vuk Ćosić. From a thesis that net.artists are Duchamp's ideal children, through biographic curiosities to an open quest for the living Duchamp specialists. Cosic will also comment and reflect on other projects from his creative opus, and the talk will also deal with questions on curating Internet art.
The discussion will be led by Galit Eilat, Mateja Rot and Bojana Piškur.
The talk will be held in English.
Vuk Ćosić, born 1966 in Belgrade, lives in Ljubljana since 1992. He is considered to be a pioneer of Internet art, exhibiting on prestige locations, such as Venice Biennale; ICA, London; Beaubourg, Paris; ICC, Tokyo; Kunsthalle, Vienna; Digital Artlab, Tel Aviv; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Ars Electronica, Linz; Walker, Minneapolis; Postmasters, NYC; Friedricanum, Kassel; Neue Galerie, Graz; IAS, Seoul; Moca, Oslo and others.
He is also a lecturer (Beaubourg, Paris; Guggenheim, Venice; CCA, Glasgow; Thing, NYC; festivals: Hong Kong, London, Liverpool, Dessau, Montreal, Banff, Madrid, Gorizia, Copenhagen ...; art academies and universities: Stockholm, NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Troy, Dundee, Liverpool, Venice, Linz, Barcelona ...).
His work is mentioned and analyzed in numerous diplomas, master and doctoral thesises (University of Rome, Sao Paolo, Leads, Manchester, Bruxelles, Trieste ...), media (NY Times, Liberation, La Repubblica, Guardian, Cahiers du Cinema, Artforum, Newsweek, Wired, Haaretz, ORF, CNN, BBC ...) and monographic publications on new media (MIT Press, Thames & Hudson, Tate, Taschen ...).
He is represented by the galleries, such as Bryce Wolkowitz, NYC; Skuc, Ljubljana; ARC, Edinburgh, Sofia and many others.
Galit Eilat, born 1965, lives and works in Israel. She is Curator and the Founding Director of the Digital Art Lab or The Israeli Center for Digital Art. She is also Co-Editor in Chief of Maarav - an online arts and culture magazine, as well as Professor at Tel Aviv University at the Department of Film Studies. Among other curated projects, she was the curator of story Agent - VideoZone the first video biennial in Israel 2002; DAL - Project1 PAUSE, Gwangju Biennale, Korea 2001; The Mobile Museum Art Focus 3, International Biennial of
contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Israel 1999.
Artistic actions, exhibitions, performances, discussions between diverse protagonists of the contemporary art world
Studio 6 is mostly focused on encouraging discussions and establishing constructive collaboration between diverse protagonists of the contemporary art world (artists, curators, critics, theorists), offers space for presentation of artistic actions and ensures their reflection.
Head of the program: Saša Nabergoj
Coordination: Maja Lozić
Participating curators, critics, theorists: Alenka Gregorič (Gallery Skuc, Ljubljana), Iztok Hotko (Gallery Simulaker, Novo mesto), Bojana Piškur (Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana), Mateja Rot (e-ARHIV project group, SCCA-Ljubljana), Božidar Zrinski (International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana)
Participating artist in 2008: Jože Barši, BridA, Vuk Cosic, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Tobias Putrih, Matej Andraž Vogrinčič
SCCA-Ljubljana program is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana