BEYOND THE GLOBE -
8th TRIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART U3
Edited by Boris Groys
Published by Sternberg Press
168 pages, 19.5 x 26 cm
Price: 94 lei
Texts by Zdenka Badovinac, Jože Barši, Boris Beja, Goran Bertok, Irena Borić, Blaž Božič, BridA (Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica), Chang Tsong-Zung and Gao Shiming, Keti Chukhrov, Jasmina Cibic, Femkanje (Bojana S. Knežević, Katarina Petrović), Vadim Fishkin, Boris Groys, Ida Hiršenfelder, Maja Hodošček, IRWIN, Sergej Kapus, Staš Kleindienst, Nina Koželj, Tanja Lažetić, Gregor Mobius, Lívia Páldi, Marko & Marika Pogačnik, Uroš Potočnik, Marjetica Potrč, Tatjana Pregl Kobe, Lina Rica & Boštjan Čadež, Sašo Sedlaček, Miha Turšič, Ali Van, Anton Vidokle, Arseny Zhilyaev, Dragan Živadinov, Dunja Zupančič.
In our cultural imagination, the cosmos is a harmonious, utopian universe, but it is also uncontrollable, even unknown, and the source of a specifically modern fear or uneasiness—one that could be described as “cosmic anxiety.” It’s no accident that mass culture today is obsessed with visions of asteroids coming out of space, causing the destruction of the earth. At the same time, space is the last frontier—the final chance for a genuine human endeavor. This catalogue presents 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 the critique of contemporary technology.