AUTHOR(S) OF THE TEXT(S) Lilijana Stepančič, Breda Škrjanec, Božidar Zrinski, Sandro Pignotti, Miklavž Komelj, Aleksander Bassin, et al.
NUMBER OF PAGES 440
LANGUAGE(S) Slovene, English
DESCRIPTION The catalogue for the 27th Biennial of Graphic Arts takes as its point of departure and theme for reflection that turning point in the history of art when the ease of technical reproduction made reproducibility a new quality in the artwork and transformed the very concept of art in essential ways. In doing so, it makes reference to the theses of the renowned philosopher Walter Benjamin and their theoretical implementation. The reproducibility of art has changed the way we understand the notions of the copy and the original. It has influenced new meanings of authorship, the roles of the artist and the technician, the link between technology and art, and so on. Reproducibility has led to multiple production, wider accessibility, and the artwork’s ability to be simultaneously present in different situations and socio-political environments. Artists have welcomed reproducibility as something that gives them new and diverse possibilities for expression and content.
The eight exhibitions of reproducible art of the 27th Biennial of Graphic Arts presented a variety of art forms, from traditional printmaking to printed art, video, photography, and computer and net art. The Biennial was curated by Lilijana Stepančič, Breda Škrjanec, Božidar Zrinski.
ISBN ISBN 978-961-6229-19-7