Tadej Pogačar: the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art


Slovenian artist Tadej Pogačar presents on 10 December ‘the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art’ at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Program in Art, Culture and Technology, Boston. His lecture takes place in the framework of the ‘György Kepes Fellowship for Advanced Studies and Transdisciplinary Research in Art, Culture and Technology’ – a joint initiative of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), tranzit.org, and ERSTE Foundation.

Tadej Pogačar has examined indeterminacy and transformation within social systems since 1993 when he established the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art. In his art practice, he engages in interventionist logic, institutional critique, and critical research on social and political issues, as well as participatory and collaborative projects. The “parasitism” of his work is a subtle deconstruction of the horizon of everyday and ruthless challenges to the systems that are used to establish the center, domination and power. Pogačar recently edited a book CODE:RED on self-organization of urban minorities, informal economies, and global sex work. He is the founding and managing director of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute (established in 1998), a non-profit cultural institution that operates the P74 Centre and Gallery and the KAPSULA bookshop/project space in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Pogačar is the second Kepes fellow and, during his stay at the MIT, he is working on the research “The Next Sentence/The SP Files”, which is centered on the cross-disciplinary exploration and reconstruction of a narrow segment of György Kepes’s creative work: the artistic and curatorial exhibition concept Kepes had designed for the presentation of the United States at the São Paulo Biennial of Contemporary Art in 1969.

Lecture & Reception with Tadej Pogačar
Introduction by Gediminas Urbonas
Date: 10 December 2012, 05:30-07:30 pm
Free and open to the MIT community
Venue: wiesner bldg, e15-207, 20 Ames St, Cambridge, MA 02142