September 22, 2006 - October 22, 2006
Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
Among the results of privatization, intrusion of capital and decrease of public space is also the erasure of spaces of art. Over the past forty years m any spaces which were temporary or permanent locations of artistic activity have disappeared from the map of Ljubljana. Namely, the articulation of a specific socialpolitical space at a certain time takes place through the development of aesthetics, p oetics and concepts. At a certain moment these may condense and spring up as spaces of cultural pro duction, which are capable of generatin g new social meanings and practices. The marking of disappeared spaces of art is th us a part of the history of cultural production in the broadest sense, and at once the description of social and material circumstances, which render possible a certain kind of cultural production. These circumstances will make visible the development of cultural politics of alloting space for cultural purposes, at the same time pointing to the urgency of understa nding that the development of cultural production depends on cultural politics and social climate. The visual presentation of the project includes a model, web page, a compendium as well as sound archive of these spaces Visitors are invited to actively participate in the project by way of different contemporary, interactive media.