World of Art | School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing | Year 16
Do not be confused by the poetic title of the educational programme. World of art isn’t anything special. It is as well dominated by institutions; there are specialized professions, ongoing capital transactions… In the four-hour lecture through discussion we will try to answer these questions: What does the art system consist of? What kind of place do exhibitions take in it? Who finances them? What kind of position does a critic or a curator as a business entity find in it?
Alenka Pirman (1964)
Artist, self-employed in culture. Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana.
In the 90’s her work was related to the three imaginary institutions – SK8 Museum (1991-1993), RIGUSRS – Research Institute for Geo Art Statistics of the Republic of Slovenia (1997, with Vuk Ćosić and Irena Woelle), and Domestic Research Institute (1994-1998). Later on she collaborated with various artistic collectives/platforms (e.g. Luther Blissett, 01.org, and The Bughouse). She is a founding member of the Domestic Research Society, established in Ljubljana in 2004. More on her webpage.