IRWIN - Dušan Mandić

Artist Talk

January 12, 2017 / 18:30

Presented as part of Cold Front From the Balkans exhibition, the artist Dušan Mandić from the artist group IRWIN will give a talk. In this talk,  Mandić focuses on the practice of the group and the NSK.

The IRWIN group was founded in Ljubljana / Slovenia (1983). Its members are Dušan Mandič (born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1954); Miran Mohar (born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, 1958); Andrej Savski (born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1961); Roman Uranjek (born in Trbovlje, Slovenia, 1961); Borut Vogelnik (born in Kranj, Slovenia, 1959). IRWIN is also a cofounder of “Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) established in 1984 in the Slovenian republic of the Federal Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia. Recent exhibitions and project include: Former West, HKW, Berlin, 2013; A Bigger Splash, Tate Modern, London; NSK Passport Office, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Manifesta, Genk, 2012;The Global Contemporary. The Art Worlds after 1989, ZKM /Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Barcelona, The International, MACBA, 2011; The Promises of the Past, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010, State in Time, Kunsthalle Krems, 2009; Here Is Every, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), 2008–09; NSK Passport Holders, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Art Museum, 2008; Birds of a Feather, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, 2006–07; Collective Creativity, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 2005; IRWIN: Retroprincip 1983–2003, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2003; and Individual Systems, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2003. Members of the group live and work in Ljubljana.

Free of admissions, drop in.
The talk will be in English with simultaneous translation to Turkish.

Temporary Exhibition

Cold Front from the Balkans

Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brought together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Cold Front from the Balkans

The Battle of Varna

The Battle of Varna

Over the years of 1864 through 1876, Stanisław Chlebowski served Sultan Abdülaziz in Istanbul as his court painter. As it was, Abdülaziz disposed of considerable artistic talents of his own, and he actively involved himself in Chlebowski’s creative process, suggesting ideas for compositions –such as ballistic pieces praising the victories of Turkish arms. 

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