22.02.16, 17:30, L’Internationale Lectures: Borut Vogelnik (SI)

Art and countercultures in the 1980s. The Beginning of Today.
A series of lectures organised by L’Internationale and KASK.
In political, economic, countercultural and artistic terms, the multiple origins of the contemporary moment are located in the 1980s. In this series of public lectures the European 1980s will be explored through the work of artists active in that period. Thereby the political, economic and social conditions specific to the different European regions are taken in to account in order to grasp the focus of the regional countercultures and artistic movements of that decade.

The lectures are organised by the museum confederation L’Internationale, a current partner of KASK in the five-year programme “The Uses of Art — The Legacy of 1848 and 1989”. ( This series of lectures is a spin off of the seminar ‘”1980s - Situating The Multiple Origins of the Contemporary (Art) in Today’s Europe”. The seminar draws from the exhibitions and events that form the programme “The Uses of Art — The Legacy of 1848 and 1989” and will make use of the new founded publishing platform L’Internationale Online, which is hosted by KASK.

Borut Vogelnik, artist, member of IRWIN, Ljubljana

Borut Vogelnik is an artist based in Ljubljana. He is the co-founder of the Irwin artists group and of the art organisation Neue Slovenische Kunst. He is also an assistant professor at the Academy for Visual Art in Ljubljana. Together with four other members of Irwin (Dušan Mandič, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski and Roman Uranjek) he has participated in all Irwin projects and exhibitions since 1983. His lecture will focus on the strategies of Neue Slowenische Kunst in the 1980s and some projects of the IRWIN group after 1992. 

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Commission