Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša
Slovenia, 2013 – ongoing
Credits is a series of miniature works by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša. It comprises motifs from their works, or motifs related to them, which are printed on bank and credit cards. Bank and credit cards are a medium of trust. Trust is the basic relation of the entire financial sector. It is upheld by unconditional trust, or blind faith, so to speak, in the functioning of this virtuality. Once the basic pact of trust is broken, the entire system can collapse. The museum, or the gallery, is a space of trust, too, in a certain way. While banks keep money and look after it, fertilize it, lend it and create new values with it, museums do pretty much the same with artworks. In the museum, artwork acquires added value. Museums without artworks are like banks without money. The artists have entrusted the museum with their debit cards and thus handed over to the museum a part of their lives. In the Credits series, two institutions of trust are thus put on the same level: the banks create the conditions for production, produce debit cards and look after the money deposited into the accounts associated with these cards, while the museum ensures that the public has access to these objects and, at the same time, that these objects remain safe and intact.
is a conceptual artist, performer and producer. He is the author of numerous videos, performances, installations, and new media works which have been presented in several exhibitions and festivals. He is the director of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, co-founder and director of Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art and artistic director of the Aksioma Project Space.
is an artist, theoretician, performer and director of interdisciplinary performances, as well as conceptual and visual artworks. His work contains a strong critical and political dimension and is focused on the relationship between art and its social and political context. He is the director of Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education.
is a visual artist working in the cross section of traditional visual art practices, conceptual art and new media. He represented Slovenia at 50th Venice Biennial In 2003. He showed his work at the Sao Paolo biennial, Prague Biennial, Limerick Biennial and numerous other venues.