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Janez Janša®

In 2007, three Slovenian artists joined the conservative Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and officially changed their names to Janez Janša. While they renamed themselves for personal reasons, the boundaries between their lives and their art began to blur in numerous and unforeseen ways. The catalogue of Janez Janša® – the anthological exhibition curated by Domenico Quaranta and presented in 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM) in Ljubljana – presents a comprehensive selection of works and projects produced by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša over the last ten years – most of them arising as collateral effects of the name change or other life events related to it. The publication raises some universal questions about identity in the age of biopolitics and about art in the age of information, and it casts the Janšas’ story into the future by announcing the registration of the Janez Janša name as a trademark for the next ten years.

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Janez Janša® — Exhibition

Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša
Janez Janša®
www.janezjansa.si/works/janezjansa-r

Curated by Domenico Quaranta
+MSUM – Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana
18 October 2017–18 February 2018

Produced by
Moderna galerija Ljubljana | Represented by Zdenka Badovinac | www.mg-lj.si and
Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana | Represented by
Marcela Okretič | www.aksioma.org | 2017

Exhibition design: Janez Janša
Head of production: Igor Španjol
Producers: Marcela Okretič, Janez Janša
Executive producer: Sonja Grdina
Legal support: Urša Chitrakar, Marko Rusjan, Mark Soršak
Public relations: Mateja Dimnik, Alja Žorž, Urška Comino
Public program: Adela Železnik
Pedagogical program: Lucija Cvjetković
Technical coordination: Tomaž Kučer, Valter Udovičić
Coordination of photography: Sabina Povšič
Bibliography: Teja Merhar

Media partner: TAM-TAM
Sponsor: Kamnolom Verd
Thanks: Zavod Projekt Atol, Nika Ham, Katra Petriček

Accompanying programme

Proper and Improper Names. Identity in the Information Society
International conference curated by Marco Deseriis
With: Natalie Bookchin, Kristin Sue Lucas, Gerald Raunig, Ryan Trecartin and Wu Ming
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana
17–18 October 2017

Janez Janša®
Guided tour to the exhibition by Domenico Quaranta
+MSUM – Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana
19 October 2017

My Name is Janez Janša
Film screening
Kinodvor, Ljubljana
22 October 2017

What’s in a Name?
International conference curated by Janez Janša
With: Urša Chitrakar, Konstantina Georgelou, Janez Janša, Mala Kline, Lev Kreft
and Aldo Milohnić
+MSUM – Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana
10 January 2018

My Name is Janez Janša
Film screening
Kinodvor, Ljubljana
10 January 2018

Janez Janša and Beyond
Book presentation
With: Mladen Dolar, Jela Krečič and Robert Pfaller
Kinodvor, Ljubljana
10 January 2018

Janez Janša®
Guided tour to the exhibition and presentation of the catalogue by Domenico Quaranta
+MSUM – Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana
11 January 2018

Accompanying programme partners:
Kinodvor. City Cinema. | www.kinodvor.org
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture | www.kinosiska.si
Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education | www.maska.si
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Lubiana | www.iiclubiana.esteri.it

Janez Janša® — Exhibition Catalog

Edited by: Janez Janša
Texts: Domenico Quaranta

Proofreading: Paul Steed, unless otherwise stated
Design and layout: Luka Umek

Photo credits: Rodrigo Digeon (p. 125), Miha Fras (pp. 156, 160, 164, 176–183,
185), Anže Grabeljšek (pp. 136), Dejan Habicht (pp. 26–69, 80, 88–91, 94–97,
106, 113–117, 148–151, 158–159, 162, 166–175, 186–187), Janez Janša (pp. 102,
121, 124–125, 129, 133, 152, 184), Tomo Jeseničnik (pp. 118–119), Domen Pal
(pp. 138–139), Andrej Peunik (pp. 142–145), Peter Rauch (p. 122), Manuel Vason
(p. 123), Nada Žgank (p. 84).

p. 110
OHO
Milenko Matanovic, David Nez, Drago Dellabernardina
Mount Triglav, 1968
Performance
Zvezda Park, Ljubljana
Courtesy: Moderna galerija, Ljubljana

Irwin
Like to Like / Mount Triglav, 2004
Photographic reconstruction of the OHO group action Mount Triglav
Color photo, 168 x 199.5 x 7 cm
Photo: Tomaž Gregorič
A Cornerhouse Commision
Courtesy: Galerija Gregor Podnar

Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša
Mount Triglav on Mount Triglav (detail), 2007
Digital print, triptych, 100 x 136, 100 x 142, 100 x 120 cm
Photo: Gaja Repe
Courtesy: Moderna galerija, Ljubljana

Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana | www.aksioma.org
Ljubljana 2018

Exhibition and publication realized in the framework of State Machines
www.statemachines.eu

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Supported by: the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana


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