[artinfo] newsletter_02_1.Biennial of Quadrilateral
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The Biennial of the Quadrilateral is a follow up to the successful
series of the Biennial of The Young Artists of Yugoslavia 1960 - 1991
and Biennial of the Young Mediterranean Artists 1993 - 1997 organised
by the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia
Based on a diplomatic initiative on behalf of the Quadrilateral, the
Biennial presents artists from Croatia, Hungary, Italia and Slovenia
as selected by a curator from each respective country after reaching
consent on a biennial's theme. The Þrst edition will address a
contemporary concept of Relativism. In the second month of the
biennial philosophers and art magazine publishers from the region will
gather to exchange observations and analyses in the areas of their
expertise, all within a broad Þeld of relativism.
Symposium on Relativism
organized by Elvio Baccarini
19 - 20 January 2006
Lecture Hall of the University Library
Relativism is, generally speaking, a position stating that there are
no universal standards of evaluation, but only standards relating to
individuals or communities. The symposium offers an analysis and
discussion on diverse issues of relativism, comparing it with other
relevant concepts. In a Þeld of relativism and knowledge, a relation
between relativism and quest for truth will be discussed, based on
abstract philosophical background, as well as on the examples from the
history of science. In a Þeld of ethics, relativism will be
discussed concerning a dilemma should there be, and whether there are,
universal moral judgments, as well as regarding relations determining
contemporary moral standards. In an aesthetics context, the discussion
will center around the example of Daniel Edwards exposition of Ted
Williams's head, which serves as a case for assessment of relativism
of evaluative standards in philosophy of arts. Finally, a discussion
on relativism and contextualism is going to demonstrate a possibility
of position between dogmatic universalism and mere subjective
The participants are: Marina Sbisa', University of Triest (Relativism
and Contextualism); Peter Szegedi, Eötvös University, Budapest,
(Scientist vs. Philosophers on the Relativism of Science); Vojko
Strahovnik, University of Ljubljana (Relativism and Contextualism);
Gianfranco Pellegrino, LUISS Rome (Distance and Morality); SnjeÏana
Prijiç-SamarÏija, University of Rijeka (Truth-Possession in a
Social World); Nikola Petkoviç, University of Rijeka (Relativism and
Aesthetics); Elvio Baccarini, University of Rijeka (Relativism and
Elvio Baccarini (1961, Rijeka) B.A. in Philosophy (University of
Trieste, Italy), 1986 (degree thesis on the political philosophy of
J.S. Mill), M.A in Philosophy (University of Zagreb, Croatia), 1992
(thesis on moral epistemology), Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of
Trieste, Italy), 1998 (thesis on moral ontology). Baccarini is a
lecturer, an author of numerous books and scientiÞc articles and has
participated at numerous group projects and conferences. In addition
to a position of Assistant Professor of Ethics, Baccarini is a Dean of
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rijeka.
Convention of the Art Magazine Publishers
organised by Janka Vukmir
19 - 20 January, 2006
Lecture Hall of the University Library
In an overall context of the BQ and this year's topic of RELATIVISM,
publishers, editors, contributors and writers of contemporary art
magazines will discuss their working experience in respected countries
as well as the function of art magazines within their context.
Interest will focus on ethical values and educational role of
published articles, social signiÞcance of art, responsibility of art
critics, writers and other protagonists of art magazine publishing and
possible models of collaboration within the region.
Participants are Giuliana Carbi, Trieste Contemporanea Magazine,
Trieste and Marco Giacomelli, Exibart, Florence for Italy; Nikolett
Eröss, Exindex web magazine, and Adele Eisenstein, Praesens,
Budapest for Hungary; Nevenka ·ivavec, (Likovne besede) Likovni
salon, Celje and Tadej Pogaãar, (M'ars) artist, Ljubljana for
Slovenia; Sandra KriÏiç Roban, Îivot umjetnosti and Janka
Vukmir, Radionica, Zagreb for Croatia.
Janka Vukmir (Zagreb, 1963) lives and works in Zagreb as a widely
active art historian at a Þeld of contemporary art and has curated,
lectured, juried, written and published internationally. Working in
non-proÞt sector during last 12 years, Vukmir was occupied with
matters of organization, fundraising, capacity building and
leadership, attending numerous concerned seminars among which is also
the ECF program Kultura Nova. Since 2004 Vukmir is holding workshops
within Educational Program in Culture on Strategic Planning and
Cultural Development of the City of Zagreb. The program is currently
in its second year and will continue on a national level. Janka Vukmir
has been a director of the Institute for Contemporary Art since 1998,
an editor in chief of art magazine Radionica/Workshop since 2002 and a
president of the Croatian Independant Publishers 2003 - 2005.
curated by Igor Spanjol
The IRWIN group was founded in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 1983. Its
members are Duan Mandiã (1954), Miran Mohar (1958), Andrej Savski
(1961), Roman Uranjek (1961) and Borut Vogelnik (1959). Along with a
music group Laibach (*1980), a performance group Gledaliãe Sester
Scipion Nasice (*1983), later known as Kozmokinetiãni Kabinet
Noordung, and a design department Novi kolektivizem, IRVIN is one of
the core groups within the artists' collective of Neue Slowenische
Kunst (NSK), established in 1984 in the Slovenian republic of the
Federal Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia. IRWIN is committed to a
so-called 'retro-principle', which is "not a style or an art trend but
a principle of thought, a way of behaving and acting"(IRWIN). At the
beginning of the 1990s, the artistic collective NSK transformed from
organisation to a "State" in Time, in a framework wherein IRWIN played
the roles of protagonists as well as chronologists by analysing and
recording the processes which had started in Europe after the fall of
Socialism. IRWIN is also involved in creation of three collections of
contemporary art and is currently working on a project East Art Map.
Maja Licul (1970) lives and works in Ljubljana. She graduated painting
from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana under mentorship of Metka
Kra”evec in 1993. During the 1992-2000 period she was a member of
the Provokart group producing newsletter Art in Your Home, An
Aesthetic Event with Waclav Havel, Vote for me - the Þrst
democratic elections in Slovenia, etc. Since 2000, she has begun to
focus on a Þeld of visual communications concerning broader public,
with a special emphasis on graphic design.
Marko Peljhan (1969) is a theatre director and a conceptual artist;
his work focuses on performance, visual installations, video,
telecommunications, electronic music, and interconnections between
art, science, and technology. Since 1992 he has been working in a
context of the Projekt Atol, coordinating work on long-term projects
such as Makrolab, Trust-System, and Insular Technologies. He has
received numerous international awards for his work, among them the
Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica 2001 for a work Polar, which he
produced together with a German conceptual artist Carsten Nicolai in
Tokyo. He is one of the co-founders of a digital media lab Ljudmila in
Ljubljana, and is currently a professor at the University of
California in Santa Barbara, USA.
Lujo Vodopivec (1952) lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He
graduated in 1974 from the Sculpture Department at the Academy of Fine
Arts in Ljubljana and completed postgraduate course in sculpture at
the same academy, under mentorship of Drago Tr”ar (1974-1976). As a
recipient of the Barnett Newman Foundation scholarship he continued
his studies under William Tucker and Sidney Geist at the New York
Studio School (1979-80). Since 1984 he has been teaching at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where he is an associate professor
of sculpture ever since 1990.
Igor Spanjol (1972) studied sociology of culture and art history at
the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. From 1995 to 1999 he has been
collaborating on different media art projects at the Soros Centre for
Contemporary Arts in Ljubljana. Since 1999 he has been working as a
curator at the Moderna galerija Ljubljana/Museum of Modern Art. He is
lecturing on media art and publishing articles on contemporary art.
His most important projects include documentation, archival and
research project Videodokument - Video art in Slovenia 1969-1998
(SCCA-Ljubljana) and exhibition trilogy Slovene Art 1975-2005 at the
Moderna galerija (co-curated with Igor Zabel).
curated by János Sugár
IPUT (International Parallel Union of Telecommunications)
The IPUT is a Neo Socialist Realist, occasionally emerging, illegal
entity, founded by its superintendent, Tamás St.Auby in 1968.
St.Auby c-organized the Þrst Hungarian Happening in 1966, made
readings, lectures, actions, Þlms, participated in expositions and
organized Flux-concerts, etc. In 1972 started to deal with strike as a
theme that led to the Subsistence Level Standard Project 1984 W in
1974. He was sent to exile for political subversion in 1975.
Established the Near-East-European Free University for West-European
Joblesses (Astronomy-, R'n'R- and Strike Departments) in Geneva. Since
his return to Hungary in 1991, he is a lecturer at the Intermedia
Faculty of the Hungarian Fine Arts Academy. Opened the Neo Socialist.
Realist. IPUT's Global Counter-Arthistory-FalsiÞers Front, which
constructed the Portable Intelligence Increase Museum - Pop Art,
Conceptual Art and Actionism in Hungary during the 60s (1956 - 1976)
in 2003. IPUT organized the Þrst three, direct democratic,
non-art-art referendum in Hungary between 2003 and 2005.
Ádám Kokesch (1973, Budapest) graduated from the Hungarian Art
University in 2003, in a class of Dóra Maurer. Since 1998 he's been
a member of Studio of Young Artists Association (FKSE). Kokesch has
exhibited at numerous solo exhibitions and participated at numerous
group exhibitions in Hungary and abroad. He lives and works in
Szilvia Reischl (1969, Budapest, Hungary) lives and works in Budapest.
She graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Faculty of
Intermedia in 1999 and completed postgraduate studies in 2000. Since
1999 Reischl has exhibited at three solo exhibitions and several group
exhibitions throughout Hungary and Austria. Her works are usually
based on seem-to-be-strange-at-Þrst-sight ideas related to literal
gaps, funny moments, everyday life as well as the end of life; using
writings, diagrams, aesthetic and less aesthetic pictures, photographs
or almost artless compositions.
Omara (Mara Oláh, 1945) is a self-trained artist of Romany origin
living in Hungary. Her artistic carrier started in 1988, at age 43.
Omara's artworks are direct and uncompromised testimonies of the
discrimination, prejudice and hatred against the Hungarian Romany
minority, told through intimate and personal episodes of the artist's
own life. The Hungarian art scene learned of Omara's at the Hidden
Holocaust exhibition in Budapest Kunsthalle, 2004. She is acknowledged
as one of the most powerful, gripping and authentic Romany advocates
and is politically active in a Þeld of minority rights, women
rights, culture and education.
János Sugár (1958) studied at the Department of Sculpture of the
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. Parallel with his studies
he was actively involved in the exhibitions and performances of
Indigo, an interdisciplinary underground art group. His work includes
installations, performances, as well as Þlm and video.
Sugár has been participating at national and international
exhibitions since the mid 80-ies. In 1992 he exhibited at the
Documenta IX, Kassel, while in 1996 he participated at Manifesta I,
Rotterdam. He completed an Artslink residency at the Cleveland
Institute of Art in 1994, and in 1998/99 he had a seven-month
fellowship at Experimental Intermedia in New York. In 1998 his Þlms
were screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York.
curated by Giuliana Carbi
Brigitte Brand (1955, Rastatt, Germany) lives and works in Treviso.
She graduated from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste of Stuttgart
(Prof. K.R.H. Sonderborg) and moved to Italy in 1979 thanks to an
annual scholarship for the class of Prof. Emilio Vedova at the Academy
of Fine Arts in Venice. Since 1980 she has been exhibiting at numerous
public and private galleries in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy and
Emanuela Marassi (1937, Muggia, Italy) lives and works in Trieste. She
was student of August Cernigoj, an Italian-Slovene representative of
Constructivism. Since the beginning of her career, during the late
1960ies, as one of the Þrst Italian feminist performance artists,
she has investigated fallacy of conventional symbols, often using
unusual materials like ribbons and tulle. Her most signiÞcant works
are: "La donna è un S-Oggetto kitsch?", L'OfÞcina, Trieste (1978);
"Aurora Musis Amica", Galleria Pellegrino, Bologna (1980); "Il
Cavaliere", Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara (1981) and Rocca Paolina,
Perugia (1992); "Art sweet art", for the exhibition "Fine Weather",
Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (1999); "Sweet Suite",
Studio Tommaseo, Trieste (2001).
Maurizio Pellegrin (1956, Venice, Italy) lives and works between New
York and Venice, where he earned a M.F.A. in Contemporary Art. He
studied Literature and Philosophy at Ca' Foscari University and
Painting and Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts. In New York he
studied Sociology at the New School and Eastern Philosophy at NY
University where he teaches Drawing and Art Criticism Fine Art Studies
master's degree. He teaches Sculpture and Phenomenology of Arts at
Columbia University TC. Pellegrin has published thirty works. He held
130 solo exhibitions, participated at almost 300 group exhibitions in
the world's major museums and private galleries, and executed hundreds
of site speciÞc works. His interests include installations, Þlm,
photography, sculpture, painting and drawing.
Alfredo Pirri (1957, Cosenza, Italy) lives and works in Rome. He
graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. His one-man and group
exhibitions in public spaces include participation at: Venice Biennale
(1988 and 1993); Minimalia, PS1, New York (1999); Contemporary Art
Biennial, L'Havane (2001); Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena (2000, 2001).
For the gardens of Villa Medici in Roma, he realized "Via d'ombra"
(2000). He is represented by galleries Tucci Russo (Torino and Torre
Pellice), Studio Casoli (Milano), Ore D'aria and Planita (Rome), Lia
Rumma (Napoli), Benet Costa (Barcellona), and Michel Rein (Paris). In
2004 Skira (Milano) published "Dove sbatte la luce. Mostre e opere.
2003-1986" a bilingual, English/Italian monograph on his work.
Giuliana Carbi (1959, Trieste, Italy) is an art historian and a
curator. She earned her Ph.D. (History of Art) in Rome, 1989. She's
done studies in philosophy and art criticism. She was a professor of
history of contemporary art at the University of Trieste (1993-95).
Carbi is a founder (1995) and a president in charge of the Trieste
Contemporanea Committee (www.tscont.ts.it).
curated by Branko Franceschi
Kristian KoÏul (1975, Munich) lives and works in Zagreb and New
York. KoÏul entered Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1993 and
transferred to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf where he graduated in
2002. KoÏul received his Þrst recognition as a video artist,
however his late oeuvre consists of elaborate metaphorical objects.
KoÏul has participated at the numerous exhibitions both in Croatia
and abroad and is considered one of the most intriguing Croatian
artists of his generation.
Andreja Kulunãiç (1968. Subotica) lives and works in Zagreb. She
graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade in
1992 and completed her postgraduate studies at the Hungarian Academy
of Fine Arts in Budapest. Kulunãiç participated at the numerous
international exhibition such as Liverpool Biennial (UK 2004), 8th
Istanbul Biennial (Turkey, 2003), The American Effect at Whitney
Museum, (New York, 2003), Translocations, an on-line exhibition by
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, 2003), Documenta 11 (Kassel, 2002),
Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt/Main, 2002) and other numerous group and solo
exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
Sandra Sterle (1965, Zadar) lives and works in Split. She graduated
from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1989 and continued her
studies at Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf 1995 - 1996. Sterle has
exhibited internationally since 1995 and gained reputation as a
multimedia artist by participating at numerous exhibitions: Capital &
Gender (Skopje, 2001), To Tell a Story (Zagreb, 2001), Here Tomorrow
(Zagreb, 2002), In den Schluchten des Balkan (Kassel, 2003). In 2001
Sandra Sterle produced go_HOME, an internet and streaming project with
Danica Dakiç. Her works are included in mayor retrospectives of
Croatian video art such as Frame by Frame, Personal Cinema Program,
Insert, as well as A short History of Dutch Video Art. Since 2002
Sterle has been a senior lecturer at the New Media Department of the
Art Academy in Split, Croatia.
www.enigmaobjekta.com is a project conceived and executed by Gordan
Karabogdan (1980, Mainz-Mombach) and Nikica Klobuãar (1977, Zagreb)
in 2005. Gordan Karabogdan graduated from the Graphic Department of
the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2004 and has been exhibiting
since 1996, mostly in Croatia. Nikica Klobuãar graduated Philosophy
and History of Art from the Human Studies Faculty at the Zagreb
University. Klobuãar is a collaborator of the Drama Program of the
Croatian National Radio, an author of the numerous articles in
Croatia's prestigious cultural magazines, a poet and a writer, an
author of the award wining Þlms "Enter" and "Can and Opener" at the
West Herzegovina Fest. Karabogdan and Klobuãar live and work in
Branko Franceschi , art historian, was born in Zadar in 1959. Croatia.
Since 2004 he's been an executive director of the Museum of Modern and
Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia (www.mmsu.hr). During his career
Franceschi has curated numerous exhibitions, written numerous
contributions to daily press, art reviews and periodicals, TV and
radio broadcasts, etc. He has also initiated, managed and
coordinated residencies and cultural exchanges between Croatia/USA and
Croatia/Great Britain. Member of AICA (Board of AICA Croatia), ICOM,
CIMAM, DPUH, Advisory Committee of ArtsLink.
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