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Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art, P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. book

Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art, Our Olympics, 2004

Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art, Geografski leksikon, 1996

Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art, Laboratorium II, 1994

9 April 2024, 6 p.m.
P74 Gallery


Promotion of the new monograph by Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art in the P74 Centre and Gallery.

In celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art, we kindly invite you to the promotion of the new book P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., which will take place on 9 April 2024 at 6 p.m. in P74 Centre and Gallery at Trg prekomorskih brigad 1 in Ljubljana. The curator, Nina Skumavc, and the book editor, Tadej Pogačar, will present the book.

The P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. book was first promoted on 7 March 2024 at the Gallery MC in New York and at the ArtsLibris ARCOmadrid international fair of artist books, photo books and art editions in Madrid.

This is the third monograph dedicated to the phenomenon and activities of a unique virtual museum established in 1993. The English edition of the book The Best is Yet to Come (2007), which was published in collaboration with the P74 Centre and Gallery, Škuc Gallery, Nova Gorica City Gallery and the Carinthian Gallery of Fine Arts in Slovenj Gradec, was followed by the publication Hills and Valleys and Mineral Resources (2014) alongside the overview exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana. The first monograph presents a floor plan of a virtual institution offering topographic designations instead of room titles: events without an event, museum, street, city, and archive. The second monograph is the most complex and extensive. It follows the basic chronology of events and offers texts by Dejan Habicht, Cristina Freire, Suzana Milevska, Miško Šuvaković, Vladimir Vidmar and Igor Zabel.

The latest publication, P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., provides comprehensive visual documentation of the most critical actions and projects, each treated equally and through multiple voices. This is the first time that the activities of Pogačar’s earliest period are also included, featuring the production created between 1975 and 1980 and partly connected with the performances of the SRP musical group.

The textual part of the book contains extended signatures and documents, a text by Suzana Milevska (on the topic of the intersection between the educational, institutional, and artistic aspects of Tadej Pogačar’s work), and a text by Igor Zabel on the institutional interventions of P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum. Nataša Velikonja and Rawley Grau translated the English text. New Collectivism designed the book’s graphic design, and Fotolito Dolenc printed it.

P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. was published by the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute and with the support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, and the City of Ljubljana.