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Thursday, December 20th, 18.00

ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana

Lecture | Fever Theory, Domen Ograjenšek


Wednesday, November 28th, 18.00

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM), Ljubljana

Launch and presentation | ŠUM#10 – On the Contemporaneity of Contemporary Art, new issue of ŠUM Journal.

Part of the new issue also the article Fever Theory (D. Ograjenšek). The article deals with the fun facts of pop culture and the caveats of new aesthetic paradigms and genre’s of writing. [The article is in Slovene, although an English version is in the works.]

From the article:

“Her appeal is rather on the side of genre equilibrium, which neutralizes the image of ‘the intrusion of viral dividual entities’ with an image of ‘calls from the intimate stock exchange’ (calls for mutual investment – symbolic, emotional, physical, existential; a kind of “Intimacy Trade Center”). If Couroux, therefore, continues to use the excessive style of writing in order to emanate a cult of mystery and thus seize the object of theory for himself, Minogue rather stands for the circulation of the object. This replaces the violence of the “invasion” of the alien with the violence of mutual trust, sharing, and over-human “concern for”, in light of which even the fall of Mariah Carey (coinciding with the fall of the Twin Towers) becomes a sign of solidarity – at least in the sense of a sonic consolidation between the two untimely falls. Carey and the Twin Towers step into mutual investment, into a gentle embrace of a murmur that accumulates at the extreme limits of our representational capabilities: as reciprocal noise on the side of sensual reception and as mutual listening on the side of the sensuous given – a sonic “trading” or the experience forging the world. „Who would’ve believed / That you and me would fall / And land together …“ (CAREY, Mariah, “The Lead The Way”, Glitter, Virgin Records, 2001, song 2)”


Wednesday, August 29th, 18.00

ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana

Arist talk | Jon Derganc – All That is Solid Melts into Air

Jon Derganc in conversation with Domen Ograjenšek.

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