Izidor Barši and Kaja Kraner (ŠUM): Discourses Accompanying Art


Together with SCCA-Ljubljana we cordially invite you to the lecture given by Izidor Barši and Kaja Kraner (ŠUM magazine), as part of the programme How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?.

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 6 p.m., Project Room, SCCA–Ljubljana, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
Izidor Barši and Kaja Kraner (ŠUM): Discourses Accompanying Art

Proceeding from the analysis of certain current approaches to the theorisation of contemporary visual arts in Slovenia, which can be said to belong to the critical-theoretical “expert discourse”.

Izidor Barši finished philosophy and sociology of culture at the Faculty of Arts, University in Ljubljana. He has contributed texts on philosophy, art and architecture to Tribuna, Mladina, Delo, Praznine, and Emzin. Since 2010, he has been a regular contributor at the culture and the humanities desk at Radio Študent; since 2013 he is a member of the editorial board of Šum magazine. Between 2014 and 2015 he was the editor of Tribuna magazine. In addition, he has helped organise and lead a few theoretical reading seminars focused on philosophy and theory at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Moderna galerija, and Rog Factory. 

Kaja Kraner primarily works as a writer of critical, theoretical texts and radio shows in the field of contemporary art. She helps create the programme of Pekarna Magdalenske mreže, is a member of the editorial board of Šum and a co-editor of Art-area, an emission on Radio Študent. In addition, she (co-)leads reading seminars on contemporary art organised by Šum and Neteorit collective. She has focused especially on the relations between art, politics, and theory, as well as on the production conditions of contemporary art. She is currently exploring the concept of the geopolitics of art in the framework of her PhD.

Organized by: Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory and SCCA–Ljubljana/World of Art.
Supported by: City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture and ERSTE Foundation.