Marko Stojanović from Belgrade presented his latest multimedia exhibion Edukacija at the Center for Urban Culture Kino Siska in Ljubljana. The work ironically entitled Edukacija / Education is based conceptually on the phenomenon of a new reading of the world of art in the sense of status-defining or a simulation of serious and devoted culture exploration. Displaying the scenes from Serbian TV shows and series that in their set feature artworks of world renown, the author explores the function of art in the context of mass media.
The art commercialisation phenomenon that could be traced in Sex in the City or, e.g. with Lady Gaga, had begun evolving much earlier in a country that has no art market and has had its major museums closed for decades due to renovation. TV Pink, accused of being the ultimate trash, each Sunday serves millions of viewers with the most expensive Mark Rothko painting. They see it as a decorative pink patch. In the absence of the final effect, this phenomenon could be assessed as a simulation of the simulation of explorations into culture. (photo: markostojanovic)