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The exhibition is divided into four modules: a presentation of good practices; a presentation of art works; an analysis of the 20th century production situation; public presentations, panel discussions, talks, and performances.

As the aim of this year’s U3 is to draw attention to the unexploited possibilities for improving production capacities in the field of visual practices, we wish to present a number of examples of good practices which have attained, each in its own way, a stage where the artist can develop his or her oeuvre in a continuous and planned manner. These examples are not presented as a display of artifacts; their presence in this year’s U3 emphasizes the fact that this way of thinking is possible and, indeed, imperative.

The second module is presenting eleven selected art projects, displayed in separate compartments as eleven solo exhibitions. It is necessary to separate the projects in order to avoid false allusions to any supposedly common features between the chosen projects; they, on the contrary, derive from very distinct, individual poetics.

The central room is dedicated to elements on which the principal topics of this year’s U3 converge: production conditions in the field of visual practices, internationalization, large formats, socially responsible themes … Furthermore, all the fourth-module activities are also held in this room.

Rather than in space, the fourth module is actually situated in time: it will be realized in the course of the exhibition. From January through early March the artists selected for this module (both exhibiting artists and those who will be presented through their contributions to the forthcoming proceedings) are presenting their work. The possibilities of residential programs were presented by foreign guests, panel discussions will be organized by the end of the exhibition, and concerts and performances will all take place within the framework of this module…

Between 24.1.-25.1. and 29.1.-1.2 the representatives of international art institutions, center, organizations and networks, have presented their artist-in-residence programs: Ignacio R. Somovilla / Hangar, ES; Peter Zorn / EMARE (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange), DE; Anne Nigten / V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, NL; Yeb Wiersma / Trans Artists, NL; Lois Keidan / Live Art Development Agency, UK; Pavel Smetana / Ciant, CZ; Frederique Gobert / Triangle, FR; Horst Hoertner, Christopher Lindinger / Ars Electronica Futurelab, AT; Minna Henriksson / Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, TR; Ieva Auzina / RIXC - Riga Center for New Media Culture, LV; Marta de Menezes / Gulbenkian Institute for Science, PT; Noel Kelly / Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, IR; Nicola Triscott / Arts Catalyst, UK; Marko Peljhan / Projekt Atol, SI.

Production and organization: Moderna galerija Co-produced by: Galerija Kapelica / Zavod K6/4 Partners: Artservis, Kiberpipa / Zavod K6/4 Sponsors: Austrian Cultural Forum, Institut Francais Charles Nodier, Goethe Institut, The Municipality of Ljubljana, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Norwegian Embassy, Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain, Embassy of the Portugal, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Post of Slovenia, Pristop, Renderspace

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U3 - 5th Triennale of Contemporary Slovene Art
Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
Kuratoren: Jurij Krpan, Tomaz Kucer, Sandra Sajovic

Ausstellung: Viktor Bernik, Brida , Sreco Dragan, Iztok Holc, Andrej Kamnik & Daan Roosegaarde, Nika Oblak / Primoz Novak / Stefan Doepner, Mark Pozlep, Franc Purg & Sara Heitlinger, Saso Sedlacek, Polona Tratnik, Metka Zupanic

Proceedings: Art center, Lara Badurina, Martina Bastarda, Petja Grafenauer & Zoran Srdic & Maja Smrekar & Gorazd Krnc, Maja Modrijan, Bostjan Potokar & Rene Rusjan, Tina Smrekar, son:DA