Art organization: interview with Nebojsa Vilić about the group DENES and ZERO, Skopje, 2019

Biography: 

Nebojsa Vilik, Skopje, theorist, writer, art historian, lecturer at the University of Skopje at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and the Faculty of Fine Arts and the first director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art Skopje.

Nebojša Vilić, theorist, writer, art historian
Summary: 

Art organization: interview with Nebojsa Vilik about the group DENES and ZERO, Skopje, 2019

Nebojsa Vilik, Skopje, theorist, writer, art historian, lecturer at the University of Skopje at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and the Faculty of Fine Arts and the first director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art Skopje.

 

Art organization (review of historical practices through the XX century to the present day), research project kuda.org

Art Organisation analyses the phenomenon of artistic (self)organisation and relations within artistic groups and collectives in the post-Yugoslav region during the last fifty years, and the ways it influenced the profile and quality of their artistic production. Research within the project Art Organisation is aimed at group and collective processes of creation and internal dynamics between artists and other participants in them. The focus is on self-organised initiatives outside the framework of official institutions. Through the phenomena of self-organisation, the project questions the role of civil society organisations as potential progressive places in society through dealing with art.

The introduction to the research of group work, joint authorship, working conditions, was conducted during 2017 through interviewing participants and protagonists of the contemporary art scene from Yugoslavia, and continued during 2018/2019. The research team is composed of members of kuda.org with associates from Belgrade, theoreticians and art historians Milica Pekić and Stevan Vuković and Ana Peraica from Split. During 2019, the interviewed were collectives and groups in the field of contemporary art, theoreticians and art historians, and protagonist artists who realized their practice through group art work.

Art Organisation is part of a wider project Vectors of Collective Imagination where kuda.org cooperates with partners: Multimedia Institute mi2 and Kulturtreger-Books, Zagreb (HR); Glänta Gothenburg  (SE); Kontrapunkt, Skopje (MK) and Berliner Gazette, Berlin (DE).