Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Bojana Kunst: Plants and Art Institutions: The Assumption of Common

5. Sep 2019, at 7.00 p.m.

Photo by: Irena Pivka

How can we think about vegetal life in relation to institutional life? It seems, that these two forms of existence could not be more different, one vegetal and the other social, but they have more in common as it seems at first glimpse. I would like to demonstrate in the lecture that several artworks and their way of creation are related to the life of plants and thus open up the institutional imagination for new ways of cohabitation. The presence of vegetal life could change the whole institutional character of artworks and influence the fact that our presence next to artworks also has something in common with the world around them. I will present art experiments, research, and especially staged works that do not separate between different forms of life and thus also change our ways of participation in them.