Fokus Grupa

Fokus Grupa, Elvis Krstulović, Iva Kovač, et alJoško Pajer
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Fokus Grupa is an artist collective based in Rijeka, Croatia, founded by Iva Kovač and Elvis Krstulović in 2009. Borrowing their name from a contested research method, used equally for independent research as for PR purposes, they point to the social, economical and political frames of the art field. Their practice is collaborative and interdisciplinary, and it includes art, design and curating. Artistic strategies they use take political shape, without becoming a representational form of ‘political art’. Fokus Grupa concentrates on the relations between art and its public manifestations, in terms of working culture, aesthetics, and social and economic exchange values. Their work investigates ...

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Alenka Gregorič, Fokus Grupa, Alenka Gregorič, et alVladimir Čajkovac, Zana Šaškin, Manca Gašperšič, Ajdin Bašić
Fokus Grupa is an artist collective based in Rijeka, Croatia, founded in 2012. Borrowing their name from a contested research method, used equally for independant research as for PR purposes they point to the social, economical and political frames of the art eld. Their practice is collaborative and inter- disciplinary, and they work across art, design and curating. Fokus Grupa concentrate on the relations between art and its public manifestations, in terms of working culture, aesthetics, and social and economic exchange values. Their work investigates the inherent power structures of the art system. To this effect, they explore its economic, ...

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The title of this project has been adapted with reference to the disputed concept of an Existenzminimum, which was conceived as an emergency measure to regulate the provision of low-cost housing for the growing working class between the World Wars, but has been criticized for perpetuating low- standard living conditions for the underprivileged. Existenzoptimum builds upon the ideals of the Existenzminimum while developing a proposal for cooperative living in opposition to family life and its ideology, considering issues such as class, gender etc.  

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k.r.u.ž.o.k., Nataša Bodrožic, Irena Boric, et alIvana Meštrov, Nataša Bodrožic, Irena Boric, The Bureau of Melodramatic Research, Clare Butcher, Jasmina Cibic, Sebastian Cichocki, [8 More...]
Politics of Feelings/Economies of Love emerged out of a reading initiative by a group of cultural workers, artists and curators, gathered under the name k.r.u.ž.o.k. (kružok stands for an intimate social circle). The publication brings about a set of reflections on the possible relation between ideology and social emotions, sexuality and nationalism, love and emotional community within nationalist and/or market fundamentalism. In attempts to find out how these issues were tackled in film, visual arts and architecture, we are trying to draw some new lines of understanding love as a tissue in which political, social, ideological and economic meanings are inscribed. This publication is ...

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