Domen Ograjenšek, 15. november ― Throughout the beginning of her career, she could not escape the internalised balancing act between those that would see her and those that would look past the finger that she patiently points as a reason to scold the benign intricacies of our facialised being. It is true, “her loneliness [was not] killing [her] no more”, … Continue reading "Vol. 1"
Domen Ograjenšek, 1. november ― Talk on the underwater sound of contemporary pop. “Underwater, metabolising the oxygen of your last breath, using up the last traces of your past terrestrial life, shutting down the consciousness, giving in, you finally get out of your head and become part of the flow. Your thoughts become sonar pulses, searching for the other that … Continue reading "No, I Don’t Cry on the Outside Anymore"
Domen Ograjenšek, 1. november ― ŠUM#12: THRESHOLD ECOLOGIES (Nov 2019) Texts by: Bogna M Konior, Lukáš Likavčan, n1x, Domen Ograjenšek, Germán Sierra Edited by: Marko Bauer, Tjaša Pogačar Link to pdf: http://sumrevija.si/en/issues/sum-12/ You Make It Hard to Have a Good Time The article tackles our anxieties and compulsions, Ariana Grande’s ponytail, transmaterial ethics, and the moody foundations of contemporary art. … Continue reading "You Make It Hard to Have a Good Time"
Domen Ograjenšek, 13. oktober ― Short lecture on the figure of the pop star, our affective ties with it, and the world-building of Pop imagery. The lecture deals with the contingent and somewhat pragmatic uses (that may be considered as a re-codification) of the figure of the Pop star and the imagery associated with it, especially when it comes to … Continue reading "You Can’t Teach Heart"
Domen Ograjenšek, 24. september ― Šum#10.1 (Nov 2018) Originally published in Slovene ABSTRACT: In the early 2000s, motifs in popular music began to shift from the sweet addictiveness, introduced and made prevalent by the “Teen Pop” genre of the 1990s, to the unbearable agonic invasion into the teen-pop subjectivity („Overprotected” (Spears), “Can’t Get You Out of My Head“ (Minogue), breakups, … Continue reading "Fever Theory"
Domen Ograjenšek, 3. januar ― Nika Kupyrova, White Honey at Galerie 35m2, Prague,
5. 10. – 2. 11. 2018 (curated by Tereza Záchová)
Domen Ograjenšek, 22. november 2018 ― The iterations (one towel, two towels, three times a towel) follow in a line that reinstates the identity of an object, the identity of which was never at risk. No threat of dispersion in sight, no misuse of its meaning, function, cultural or societal role — yet they affirm their representational counterpart without ever becoming … Continue reading "Živa Božičnik Rebec – Towel Collection"
Domen Ograjenšek, 17. november 2018 ― Are you a Britney: has your entry into the art world been defined by a special naiveté, that in itself already showed signs of general awareness of being complacent to the power structures that run through it, leading you to dialectically shift from one node of complacency to another, hitting it with an umbrella, yet … Continue reading "What Kind of a Curator are You?"
Domen Ograjenšek, 14. junij 2018 ― Jon Derganc: Brezna 11 črno belih srebro-želatinskih fotografij, 2010 – 2011
Domen Ograjenšek, 12. april 2018 ― A short reflection (the second in the series) that focuses on the dynamics of the surface in contemporary art, specifically the recent tendency to patch that, which is in no need of patching, and the specific contemporary anxiety that accompanies it.
Domen Ograjenšek, 6. april 2018 ― The short reflection focuses on plaster as a materialisation of the paradox of abstraction within the formation of contemporary artistic positions.
Domen Ograjenšek, 26. oktober 2017 ― A short analysis of performances by Špela Petrič. The article touches on the difficulties of confronting plant life, the pros and cons of figurative means of expression, and the stubborn vestiges of anthropocentrism.
Domen Ograjenšek, 11. september 2017 ― A short walk through the practice of the Vienna-based artist, Nicole Prutsch
Domen Ograjenšek, 21. april 2017 ― Andrej Škufca, Živa Božičnik Rebec, Kladnik&Neon - Next of Skin Glass atrium of Ljubljana Town Hall (10.-
Domen Ograjenšek, 7. marec 2017 ― Nicole Prutsch - La Méthode MUSA Museum Startgalerie Artothek, Vienna (