In 2011 participants of the Zurich curatorial program in the frame of 'Editions-Ready to Print 13 (16 x A4) = A0 x 13' project asked thirteen artists of different backgrounds and formal interests to produce PDF editions. This study exhibition intends to open issues connected to questions of democratic model of art distribution and will establish dialogue wit conceptual art and lost 'aura' of the author - artist.
Prepared by: Saša Nabergoj
Assistents: Simona Žvanut, Miha Kelemina
Artists: Brigit Brenner, Dani Gal, Guerilla Girls, Clare Kenny, Lucie Kolb, Monochrom, Ana Roldán, Shirana Shahbazi, Riikka Tauriainen
In 2011 participants of the Zürich curatorial program in the frame of Editions – Ready to Print 13 (16 x A4) = A0 x 13 project asked thirteen artists of different backgrounds and formal interests to produce PDF editions. Each artist has created a work on paper consisting of 16 pages in the A4 format, most of which will be assembled on the exhibition to form single two-dimensional pieces of work in the A0 format. These contemporary editions are distributed on the internet and can be downloaded for free from the web journal under the address on-curating.org, issue 10. The editions are accessible to anyone worldwide who has a computer, printer and some sticky tape.
Saša Nabergoj prepared for the exhibition Print! selection of art editions of the project Editions – Ready to Print 13 (16 x A4) = A0 x 13 and presented them in the exhibition space of International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. This study exhibition intends to open issues connected to questions of democratic model of art distribution and will establish dialogue wit conceptual art and lost ‘aura’ of the author – artist. At the same time it will question the role of the curator and his power-position and professional competence in the world of art.
The project Editions – Ready to Print 13 (16 x A4) = A0 x 13 is particularly interested in the format of editions as a democratic model of art distribution. It sees historical connections to the multiples and editions produced by artists in the 1960s who symbolically established mail order warehouses and the fluxus artists who presented art and limited edition objects in shop windows. The idea is to separate art from its auratic elevation and make it accessible to everyone.
Students of the post-graduated program in curating from Zürich and participants of World of Art, School for contemporary art in Ljubljana and participants of school for contemporary art journalistic critiques in Zagreb will prepare interesting and diverse accompanying program: conversations focused on pre-prepared topics, program of study visits in Ljubljana’s art institutions and lectures.
Concept of the project: Ready to Print: Dorothee Richter, Andrea Roca with Milena Brendle, Chantal Bron, Melanie Buechel, Jeannine Herrmann, Amber Hickey, Sonja Hug, Garance Massart-Blum, Candida Pestana, Corinne Rinaldis, Dimitrina Sevova, Lindsey Sharman, Catrina Sonderegge
Image: Guerilla Girls
Opening lecture: Thursday, 15 March 2012, at 7pm
Dorothe Richter: Artists and Curators as Authors – Competitors, Collaborators, or Teamworkers?, at 19.00, MGLC, Ljubljana. Lecture will be in english.
Dorothee Richter will question artistic and curatorial authorship and will try to place it in broader historical frame. Are artists and curators competitors at taking the grants for authorship in contemporary art? Did curators adopted the process of artistic self-organization? If they really did, what are the consequences? Are artists and curators co-workers on the field which is little undefined and more flexible and open as such?
International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC)
Grad Tivoli, Pod turnom 3 - 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gallery open to the Public: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm
entrance fee 3,40 / 1,70 EUR
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