Inside Out ̶ Critical Artistic Debates Concerning Institutions

External activity | Yane Calovski | Conference "Inside Out-Critical Artistic Debates Concerning Institutions" | City Museum of Ljubljana | 20-21 November, 2016.

The general aim of the conference Inside Out is to take a close look at the theoretical propositions and critical art practices of artists, art collectives, researchers, and institutions from Central and South-Eastern Europe that focus on redefining the existing models of institutions, reframing their programs, and improving working conditions in art production. The participants will talk about the changing relations between artists and museums, galleries, and other public and private spaces (involved in producing, presenting, and collecting contemporary art) in our time of socio-political and economic shifts, and reflect on the need to pursue alternative cross-institutional or trans-institutional models of institutions, devise strategies for them, and redefine their roles.

The questions the conference will broach are the following: How did artists and institutions engage in establishing new positions and critical discourses in the dominant art historical narratives? How did formal and artist-run institutions and other artists’ initiatives influence or even change one another in interaction during the transition from a centralized to a free market economy? What impact did artists and art projects have on formulating the demand for institutions’ accountability by calling for inside-out transformations?

Participants of the conference:

Zdenka Badovinac, director of the Moderna Galerija and Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Dunja Blažević, independent curator and art critic, Sarajevo/Belgrade

Luchezar Boyadjiev, artist, Sofia

Yane Calovski, artist, Skopje

Iris Dressler, co-director of Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

Zoran Erić, chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade

Alenka Gregorič, artistic director of the City Art Gallery and CC Tobacco 001, Ljubljana 

Vít Havránek, director tranzit.cz, Prague

IRWIN (Borut Vogelnik), artist group, Ljubljana 

International platform ArtLeaks — Vladan Jeremić, artist, Belgrade

Dalibor Martinis, artist, Zagreb

Suzana Milevska, art theorist and independent curator, Skopje

Ilona Németh, artist, Budapest/Bratislava

Vesna Pavlović, artist, Belgrade/Nashville

Tadej Pogačar, artist and director of P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Gerald Raunig, philosopher and art theorist, eipcp, Vienna/Zürich University of the Arts

Šum, Journal, Ljubljana

Slaven Tolj, artist and director of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka

Vladimir Vidmar, artistic director of Škuc gallery, Ljubljana

Raluca Voinea, co- director tranzit.ro, Bucharest