The Conceptual Art Centre Bukovje/Landskrona Publication

Bukovje 35, 6230 Postojna
Slovenia

Chief Editors
Conny Blom & Nina Slejko Blom

Contributing Editors
Tomas Åsén, Klara Sax, Leon Zuodar, Miran Mohar, Viktor Bernik, Vasja Cenčič, Ulf Rådström, Klara Antonija SB

Art Director
Klara Sax

Conceptual Art Journal
   
             

     

 

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Art journal as a concept

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NO 32, Jan 2022

 

What is happening?!
The Museum of Contemporary Art is sending a surrealist painter “exploring spontaneity and remaining a perennial child” to represent Slovenia at the 59th Venice Biennal?
??
But heads have fallen.
Exeunt professionalism.
Under its rightwing populist government, Slovene culture politics is now riddled with menace and impossible stupidity.
It hurts to watch.
And so quick it all went!
21 months.
We must interfere before Sweden follows suit.

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We are Kvadrennalen and so are our wives!

In this issue:

KVADRENNALEN

Jan 11 - Sept 11, 2022

 

On the cover:

A cry

KVADRENNALEN IS A PLATFORM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART TO RESPOND TO POLITICAL THREAT
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# KVADRENNALEN MANIFESTO
Public declaration of principles, policies, and intent.

#1 LET ART SPEAK FORART

Matters of ART must be addressed in the language of ART.
Only art speaks forart.
All other voices speak about art.
To speak aboutsomething is to have ulterior motives.
E.g., politicians that speak about art, do so to score voting points.

#2 ART IS ESSENTIAL FOR SOCIETY

If ever there existed a society that did not produce art, there is no known record of it.
The artistic expressions of a society are proof that the society exists.
ART is society made manifest.

#ART, THEREFORE SOCIETY

#3 FREE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IS ESSENTIAL FOR A FREE, OPEN AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

Free artistic expression is the epitome of freedom of expression of the people - article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10.12.1948, Paris.
To claim free artistic expression is to claim freedom of expression for the people.

WHEN ART’S CRITICAL VOICES ARE SILENCED, THE PEOPLE SUFFER

#4 KVADRENNALENWELCOMESALL THE VOICES OF ART THAT SPEAK FOR ART(#1)AND ITS ESSENTIAL PLACE IN SOCIETY(#2,3)

When legions of art voicesspeak one message, the one voice of art rings crystal clear, far and wide.

#5 THE ART WORLD HAS ALWAYS BEEN UNITED IN ITS BELIEF IN ART

The onlyway to show this shared belief and unity of the art world to the people,consequently changing the general misconception that the art world is divided, is through art itself.(#1)

#6 ART AND THE INDIVIDUAL ART PRACTICE ARE IRREDUCIBLY INTERDEPENDENT

One cannot exist without the other.
They bring mutual empowerment, where the one strengthens the whole and the whole powers the one.

When art is under threat every individual art practice is under threat.
When one individual art practice is under threat then the whole of art is under threat.

#7 KVADRENNALEN IS FREEDOM WITH RESPONSIBILITY

A shared, collective belief in art (#5) comes with a shared, individual art responsibility.

When political representatives - politicians and/or public institutions –fail to execute their societal assignment i.e., when political representatives do not secure free artistic expression’s essential place in a free, open, democratic society, then this assignment becomes the responsibility of the artists and art workers who materialise the society in question through their artistic expression.

#POLITICAL_DISOBEDIENCE CALLS FOR #ARTISTIC_RESPONSIBILITY

#8 KVADRENNALEN BELONGS TO THE COLLECTIVE AND THE INDIVIDUAL AT THE SAME TIME

KVADRENNALEN is about SHARED, DECENTRALISED OWNERSHIP: every artist, art worker, art curator, art lover, art space, art institution is accountable to claim the free arts’ essential place in society, for ART(#6). KVADRENNALEN’s success or failure consequently belongs to the united art world as a collective and every artist, art worker, art curator, art lover, art space, art institution, et al. individually.

#9 KVADRENNALEN IS TRANSDISCIPLINARY

The belief in ART (#5) is shared across all the art disciplinesi.e. visual, sound, stage, performance, word, other.

ALL THE VOICES OF ART HAVE THEIR PLACE WITHIN KVADRENNALEN

#10 KVADRENNALEN IS NATIONWIDE

ART knows no boundaries in time or space.
The free arts are contextualised ART in time and space.
KVADRENNALEN’s only boundary is the boundary of the society in which it makes ART’s voice heard.

#11 KVADRENNALEN RUNS DURING ELECTION YEARS

The politics of the spectacle reach their cyclical height during election years, at which point the ulterior motives to speak about art rise to their climax, undeniably revealing the political threats to the free arts in the most open and unapologetic manner.

#12THE ONLY CONCERN OF KVADRENNALEN IS ART AND THE SOCIETY MADE MANIFEST THROUGH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

When art’s essential place, within the proposition that is society, is both established and recognised in society, both collectively and individually, this consequently safeguards ART from any and all political threats - at which point the outcome of an election has no impact whatsoever on art in societyi.e. then it does not matter which political parties win.

KVADRENNALEN has no interest in changing the outcome of a political election.
KVADRENNALEN is only interested in art and the general perception of art in society at large.

#13 ART DOES NOT SEEK POWER, ART IS POWER

The pen,which is mightier than the sword, is and must always remain free to write, draw, choreograph, compose, code…in ordertomanifestsociety.

#ART LASTS, POLITICSFADE

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KVADRENNALEN IS DEFINED, ORGANISED AND BOUND BY THIS MANIFESTO

AS ARE ALL BOUND BY THIS MANIFESTO THAT COME TOGETHER UNDER ITS BANNER

 

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