Beyond the Globe | 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art – U3
Curator: Boris Groys
Opening: 3 June 2016 at 8 p.m., Moderna Galerija
In the time of globalisation we have learned that we are dependent on everything that happens around the globe – politically, economically, ecologically. But the Earth is not isolated in the cosmos. It depends on the processes that take place in cosmic space – on black matter, waves and particles, stellar explosions and galactic collapses. And the fate of mankind also depends on these cosmic processes, because all these cosmic waves and particles go through the human body. Mankind’s dependence on cosmic events that are uncontrollable, even unknown, is the source of a specifically modern anxiety – one could say cosmic anxiety.
The 8th edition of U3 brings an important change: it takes the exhibition outside the national framework. The new concept of U3 focuses on a dialogue between Slovene space and other contexts that are relevant for it. In this it follow the good practice of certain established “peripheral” biennials that focus on their specific time and place and function as a platform for produced meanings and contents with long-term, positive effects on their spaces.