Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša

Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša

Nel 2007, tre artisti residenti in Slovenia annunciano pubblicamente il cambio ufficiale dei loro nomi in quello del politico conservatore Janez Janša, all’epoca primo ministro sloveno e oggi leader di un’opposizione che continua a raccogliere ampi consensi.


Rispondendo alla lettera allo slogan “Più siamo, prima raggiungiamo il nostro scopo”, usato da Janša per incoraggiare le adesioni al suo partito, l’SDS, l’azione dei tre artisti sembra guidata dal principio della sovraidentificazione: una strategia politica che suggerisce di aderire all’ideologia di un sistema in modo talmente serio e radicale da portarne alle estreme conseguenze logica, valori e norme, per ridicolizzare e irritare il sistema stesso. Ma sin da allora, e negli anni a venire, gli artisti hanno sempre dichiarato di agire in base a motivazioni personali, collocando il progetto Janez Janša in una dimensione biopolitica che vede nell’intreccio tra sfera privata e sfera artistico-pubblica l’articolazione di un insieme di azioni, reazioni e controreazioni che costruiscono il progetto stesso.

 

Janez Janša is a visual artist, working in the cross section of traditional visual art practices, conceptual art and new media. In 2003 he represented Slovenia at the 50th Venice Biennial. His work has been shown in the Sao Paolo Biennial, Prague Biennial, Limerick Biennial and numerous other venues. He has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana since 2009.


Janez Janša is an artist, writer, performer and director of interdisciplinary performances as well as conceptual and visual artworks. His work contains a strong critical and political dimension, and it is focused on the relation between art and social and political context. He is author of the book JAN FABRE – La Discipline du chaos, le chaos de la discipline (Armand Colin, Paris 1994) and has been editor in chief of MASKA Performing Arts Journal from 1999 to 2006. He is the director of Maska Institute for Publishing, Production and Education based in Ljubljana, Slovenia and has has been teaching at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television of the University of Ljubljana since 2016.


Janez Janša is a conceptual artist, performer and producer living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is the author of numerous videos, performances, installations and new media works which have been presented in several exhibitions and festivals around the world. He is the director of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, co-founder and co-director of Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (together with Marcela Okretič) and artistic director of the Aksioma | Project Space. He has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana since 2016. 

 

Janez Janša Bottles, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, 2018,  inkjet print, plexiglass, 70 x 100 cm
Janez Janša Installation Bottles, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, 2018
Janez Janša,Janez Janša,Janez Janša,Signature (Copacabana), 2008, inkjet print, plexiglass, 61 x 46 cm
Janez Janša,Janez Janša,Janez Janša, My name is Janez Janša