Beyond the Globe
8 August 2016
Published by : Moderna galerjia (co-published by Sternberg Press)

Edited by : Boris Groys


Beyond the Globe

8th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3


Edited by Boris Groys


In our cultural imagination “Cosmos” functions as a code word for the danger of the final extinction of all life on earth, and at the same time for the most radical utopian aspiration of universal harmony. Mankind’s dependence on cosmic events that are uncontrollable, even unknown, is the source of a specifically modern anxiety — one could say cosmic anxiety. It’s no accident that today’s mass culture is so obsessed with visions of asteroids coming out of the black cosmic space and destroying the earth. However, at the same time the cosmic space presents itself as the last frontier — the last chance for genuine human endeavour. The exhibition and its catalogue present many possibilities for the artistic exploration of the topic at hand: the connection between artistic and scientific imagination, the cosmos as analysis of sci-fi culture, perspectives of corporeal immortality and critique of contemporary technology.
The catalogue is edited by Boris Groys, curator of the triennial and eminent art critic and media theorist. The texts were written by the exhibition curator Boris Groys and Zdenka Badovinac, Jože Barši, Boris Beja, Goran Bertok, Irena Borić, Blaž Božič, Chang Tsong-Zung, Gao Shiming, BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica, Keti Chukhrov, Jasmina Cibic, Femkanje, Ida Hiršenfelder, Maja Hodošček, IRWIN, Sergej Kapus, Staš Kleindienst, Nina Koželj, Tanja Lažetić, Gregor Mobius, Lívia Páldi, Marko Pogačnik, Uroš Potočnik, Marjetica Potrč, Tatjana Pregl Kobe, Lina Rica and Boštjan Čadež, Sašo Sedlaček, Ali Van, Anton Vidokle, Arseny Zhilyaev, Dunja Zupančič, Miha Turšič, Dragan Živadinov. The catalogue is designed by New Collectivism.


The English catalogue is co-published by Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, and Sternberg Press, Berlin.

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Boris Groys: Post-Global Desire

Jože Barši: The Gap between Departing and Arriving Demons/Suppositions

Marko Batista: The Techno-Sublime in DIY Electronics

Boris Beja: Vrtača

Goran BertokOn the Cosmos and Other Things

The Body of Confucius: Curators: Chang Tsong-Zung and Gao Shiming, with Jeffrey Shaw

BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica: Trackeds Houston

Keti Chukhrov

Jasmina Cibic: The Pavilion

Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica: Neur-O-Matic

Femkanje: Radio Mapping the Independent Scene

Vadim Fishkin: Choose Your Day

Maja Hodošček: If You Remember, I Always Talked about the Future

Ištvan Išt Huzjan: A Reaction in a Reactor

IRWIN: The Corpse of Art

Sergej Kapus: Futur Antérieur

Staš Kleindienst: Does the Cosmos Have a Center?

Nina Koželj: Flow Job

Tanja Lažetić: The Skies above Me

Gregor Mobius: DNA—A Proto-Observer

Marko and Marika Pogačnik: Transforming Chaos into Cosmos and Vice Versa

Uroš Potočnik: Nothing Is What It Seems… We Are in the Draft of the Century

Marjetica Potrč: Survival Strategies and Community Building in Post-Capitalism

Lina Rica & Boštjan Čadež: Tekstomlat

Sašo Sedlaček: Sky in Ruins (di sotto in sù)

Ali Van: Body Temperature

Anton Vidokle: Factories of Resurrection: Interview with Anton Vidokle

Yaji Garden. Art Under the Sky: Curators Chang Tsong-Zung and Gao Shiming

Arseny Zhilyaev: Second Advents: On the Issue of Planning in Contemporary Art

Dunja Zupančič::Miha Turšič::Dragan Živadinov: Actuator::MG

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