• Contemporary Art System in Eastern Europe and its Specificities
Contemporary Art System in Eastern Europe and its Specificities

by Miran Mohar
Contemporary Art System in Eastern Europe and its Specificities

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, at 20:00

Venue: Boxing Club
Mark Isaku Street,10000 Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo

Mihar Mohar will present to the audience of the "Summer School as a School" the specificities of the art system(s) in Eastern Europe comparing it(them) with the developed Western one. Mohar will also touch on some segments of the art system in our territories, including art education, museums and other public exhibition spaces, public and private collections and collectors, and theoretical production and will give an overview of the general development of modern and contemporary art after World War II in Eastern European ex-socialist countries which he co-researched with the IRWIN group within the project called East Art Map (years 2000-2005). The aim of his presentation is to give basic information and reflection about what kind of art system we are producing and discus which missing elements of the art system should be created or improved by ourselves for our specific needs.

Miran Mohar (born 1958 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia) is an artist based in Ljubljana.

He is a member of the Irwin artists group and a co-founder of the Neue Slovenishe Kunst art collective, the graphic design studio New Collectivism and the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre.

Together with four other members of Irwin (Dušan Mandič, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek and Borut Vogelnik) he has participated in all Irwin projects and exhibitions since 1984. Here are some of them: Hans in Luck - Art and Capital, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, 2014; Former West, HKW, Berlin, Art Turning Left, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 2013; A Bigger Splash, Tate Modern, London; NSK Passport Office, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Manifesta, Genk, 2012, The Global Contemporary. The Art Worlds after 1989, ZKM /Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe; Impossible Communities, State Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; The International, MACBA, Barcelona, 2011 / Paris, The Promises of the Past, Centre Pompidou, 2010 / Moscow,Third Moscow Biennial, New Old Cold War, 2009 / Krems, Kunsthalle Krems, State in Time, 2009 / Taipei, Taipei Biennial, 2008 / New York, Museum of Modern Art, Eye on Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples, 1960 to Now, 2006 / Istanbul, Istanbul Biennial , 2005 / Venice, Venice Biennial, Personal Systems, 2003 / Berlin, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Retroprincip, 2003 / Berlin, Gropius Bau, Berlin-Moscow /Moscow-Berlin, 2003 / Hagen, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Museotopia, 2002 / Rome, Galeria Moderna e Contemporanea, Le Tribu' del'arte, 2002 / Vienna, Museum of 20th Century, Aspects and positions, 1999 / Istanbul, Istanbul Biennial, 1997 / Rotterdam, Boyman Museum, Manifesta, 1996 / Ljubljana, Moscow, Apt Art and Ridzina Gallery, NSK Embassy – Moscow, 1992, Moderna galerija, Slovenske Atene, 1991 / Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1988, London, Riverside Gallery, 1887

As a member of the New Collectivism graphic design team he co-designed numerous books, posters and other graphic design products for the following institutions: P.S.1/ MOMA New York, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, Kunst Werke Berlin, Irwin, Laibach, Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre, En Knap Dance Company, Castello Di Rivoli, Kampnagel, and others.

Since 1983 he has made several set designs for the following theatre and dance companies: Randy Warshaw Dance Company, Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre, Red Pilot and En Knap Dance Company.

He is also a co-funder and member of architectural movement Maja Farol and a member of European Cultural Parliament since 2001.

From 2008 he is also a lecturer, head of fine art department and vice-dean at AVA, Academy of Visual arts in Ljubljana.

He was also a tutor at the SCCA World of Art curatorial school in years 2002/2003 and 2002/2013.

Summer School as School is a project by Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina. in collaboration with Academy for Visual Arts – AVA, Ljubljana.

Summer School as School is part of the annual program of Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtna and is supported by: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo, Culture for all – phase III, Kosova Foundation for Open Society, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry for European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo, Federal Chancellery of Austria, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Technomarket, Sindikata, X-print, Ujë Rugove and DZG.