The Big Archive – by Tadej Pogačar

The Big Archive_Tadej Pogacar

The Big Archive is a retrospective exhibition covering two decades of the creation and operation of Tadej Pogačar and P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Arts. It represents the largest and most comprehensive presentation of his work ever seen in Croatia. The exhibition includes video works, objects, photography, works on paper, artist books and installations.

Pogačar’s parasitism is a subtle deconstruction of the horizont of the everyday and a ruthless challenging of the social systems used to establish the center, dominance, and power in everyday life, art, and society. In his transdisciplinary research based projects, among other things, he references the theory of French intellectual and philosopher Michel Serres who developed the concept of the parasite, of the so-called third person as a personification of the third space. This concept carries a revised consideration about the basic categories in social sciences. According to Serres, humans are universal parasites who feed off of nature and other people.

The Big Archive is on display until 19 May 2013 at PM Gallery/Ring Gallery in Zagreb.

Tadej Pogačar is the second fellow 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), and ERSTE Foundation.