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  NAME Readymade

Janez Janša is the name of Slovenia’s economic-liberal, conservative prime minister – and has also been the name of three well-known Slovenian artists since the summer of 2007; officially and with all the papers and stamps required for an official name change. All of their works, their private affairs, in a word their whole life has been conducted under this name ever since. One year later, they are now analysing the effects of this gesture in an exhibition for the first time. All of the exhibits are immediate products of reality: Janša, Janša and Janša turn the relationship of art and life on its head by means of transformation, translation, representation and mimesis. While above all art was redefined in the past century by a reality, Janša, Janša and Janša want to achieve the exact opposite by penetrating deep into their own real lives and into the life of their immediate environment.

This book brings together different essays and documents on name changing and on the recent work by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša.


Blaž Lukan
The Janez Janša Project

Amelia Jones
Naming Power and the Power of the Name: Janez Janša Performs the Political in/for the Art World

Zdenka Badovinac
What is the Importance of Being Janez?

Miško Šuvaković
3 x Triglav: Controversies and problems regarding Mount Triglav

Catherine M. Sousloff
In the Name of the Artist

Tadej Kovačič
The Right to (the Change of) Name – A Comparative Judicial Survey

Aldo Milohnić
(Over-identification through Over-multiplication)

Antonio Caronia
Identity, Possibility, Rigid Designators: On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Janez Janša and Concerning Systems

Lev Kreft
Name as Readymade (interview with Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša)

Jela Krečič
Janez Janša as media phenomenon

Book published by: Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art
Represented by: Zdenka Badovinac

Produced by:
Steirischer Herbst
Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Maska - Institute for publishing, production and education, Ljubljana

Edited by: Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša

Distributed by: Revolver

Translations: Polona Petek, Tamara Soban, Jana Renée Wilcoxen, Denis Debevec
Language editing: Camille Acey, Dean DeVos

Graphic design: Kontrastika Studio
Printed by: Cicero Ljubljana
Print run: 1.000 copies
Ljubljana, October 2008

© for texts: contributors, Aksioma and Maska
© for visuals: the author

Published in the occasion of the exhibition

Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša
NAME Readymade

4 - 25 October 2008, Forum Stadtpark, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria

Exhibition curator: Zdenka Badovinac

Produced by:
Steirischer Herbst
and Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Co-produced by: Maska - Institute for publishing, production and education, Ljubljana and Forum Stadtpark

Project manager: Marcela Okretič

Supported by: the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana

Virtual Biopolitical Agora

Edited by Ivana Ivković and Janez Janša, TRANSformacije series.

A textual and pictorial reader, a follow-up of Janez Janša's DemoKino - Virtual Biopolitical Agora, combining Dejan Dragosavac Ruta's redesign of the visual and textual material of the original DemoKino project with texts from Antonio Caronia, Marina Gržinic, Leonardo Kovacevic, Bojana Kunst, Tomislav Medak, Petar Milat and Aldo Milohnic providing a theoretical, artistic and social context.

Published by Maska and Aksioma
Virtual Biopolitical Agora

a media performance driven by thoughts

Infocalypse Now!
initiative for the establishment of an autonomuos madiatic zone

the Problem Stock Exchange

Examining the Faulty Machinery of Democracy

Visions of Excess
The Courtesan Tales
The project BAST
SilentCell Network