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Podpis / Signature

The catalogue of the exhibition Signature held in 2010 includes essays by art curator and writer Petja Grafenauer and theorist Miško Šuvaković. The project consists of twenty-seven paintings and nine triptychs, which were commissioned by the Janšas and painted by the artist Viktor Bernik. As part of the broader Janez Janša project, Signature raises many deep questions about authorship and individual identity, about the status of a work of art and the art market. The paintings of Signature are in fact signed by artists who did not paint them, and they display a tension between the “signature-images” and the proper signatures, which are socially agreed signs.
More widely, naming and designation are the angles from which Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša explore in their projects the conditio humana, the human condition, Šuvaković states.



Petja Grafenauer
The Poetics and Politics of the Signature

Miško Šuvaković
A Crisis of Inscription/Signature: The Power of the Personal Name

Language: English / Slovenian



Edited by: Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša

Publisher: Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2010
and Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec

Translations: Veljko Njegovan, Polona Petek, Irena Sentevska
Proofreading: Jana Renée Wilcoxen, Nataša Simončič
Design: studiobotas

Producer: Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Co-producer: Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec

Supported by: the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the
Municipality of Ljubljana and the Municipality of Slovenj Gradec

Printed by: Stane Peklaj, s. p
Distributed by: Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana and Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts

ISBN 978-961-92192-1-8


Published in the occasion of the exhibition Signature, Koroška osrednja knjižnica dr. Franca Sušnika, Ravne na Koroškem, 2010