Robot Museum in Venice (Exhibition)

Robot Museum
A+A Gallery, Venice, Italy
(Slovenian exhibition venue)
Opening of the exhibition: Friday, 11 May 2012 at 18.00

Authors: Stefan Doepner, Srečo Dragan, Luka Drinovec, Luka Frelih, Sanela Jahić, Boštjan Kavčič, Nika Oblak & Primož Novak, Borut Savski, Sašo Sedlaček, Maja Smrekar, son:DA, Zoran Srdić Janežič, Robertina Šebjanič, Igor Štromajer and Branko Zupan.

Emobot, Igor Štromajer, 2011, ready-made

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Emobot / Robot Museum

Igor Štromajer: Emobot, 2011
(Wax 69, Set.3, E-Basic ZX-S 2000+, 8-bit Mono Q Sil)

Maribor Art Gallery: Robot Museum; group exhibition
29 September – 6 November 2011

Štromajer has placed Emobot, an emotional robot, in the gallery. Emobot is not a work of art nor does it produce art. Its only artistic value is absence (of production) of art. Emobot produces art by not producing it, by active omission of production. It is (and it isn’t) an artistic action, performed by not being performed. In other words – it is created by not being created. Emobot is an art work actively absent from the exhibition: the most radical artistic action is the one performed by not performing it. Emobot functions by not functioning, by omitting its functioning. And when it is active, we are not aware how it functions, and actually we don’t want to know. Emobot is omissive art: “Philosophers have so far only changed the world, this is about interpreting the world!”
The work was created in the context of exploring omissive art, the status of art in contemporary society as well as of the value and impact of an artistic action.

Concept of the exhibition: Jože Slaček, Curator: Meta Kordiš
Authors at the exhibition: Srečo Dragan, Stefan Doepner, Luka Drinovec, Luka Frelih, Sanela Jahić, Zoran Srdić Janežič, Boštjan Kavčič, Nika Oblak & Primož Novak, Borut Savski, Sašo Sedlaček, Maja Smrekar, son:DA, Robertina Šebjanič, Igor Štromajer, Branko Zupan

Opening: Thursday, 29 September 2011

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