Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša: NAME Readymade

Janez Janša Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art Ljubljana
Friday Lecture 2011. Dep. Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University
February 18, 14.00-16.00. Det lille Auditorium, IT-huset, Åbogade, Aarhus, DK

Janez Jansa, Janez Jansa, Janez Jansa 002199616 (Identity Card), Ljubljana, 2007. Courtesy: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Janez Jansa, Janez Jansa, Janez Jansa 002199616 (Identity Card), Ljubljana, 2007. Courtesy: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša
NAME Readymade

NAME Readymade is a project developed by three Slovenian artists – who all changed their names to Janez Janša in the summer of 2007. It is focused on the acts of changing one’s personal name and the effects of such gesture, opening up a series of questions, from what is real and what is mediated to the questions of identity and political in art. Janša, Janša and Janša turned around the relational scheme between art and life as it was developed in the 20th century, so that their art methods cut deeply into their material lives and the lives of their immediate surrounding.

Produced by: Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Hosted by:
Tatiana Bazzichelli

Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.
Supported by:
DARC-Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, and Department of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University.

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