Vuk Ćosić: The collapse of context 2.0

friday, 20/11/2015, 20:00h @ MaMa

A) Why do we still talk about net.art?
Personal view of a father, enriched with anecdotes and vague allusions that lead the listener in a dangerous direction. The presence is required.
B) Position of early Internet art in the narrative arc of progressive art practices from dada through the Situationists towards the future.
Private view of who was once a carrier of the virus of freedom in an unfree time and in an unfree infrastructure.
C) The collapse of context 2.0
Public reflection of changes in the physical state of Internet as a space of freedom to space of surveillance – and possible artistic tactics.


Vuk Ćosić’s lecture entitled “The collapse of the context 2.0” is being organised within the project net.cube of Centre for Drama Art, in collaboration with What, How and for Whom / WHW.


Vuk Ćosić is Internet veteran and internationally acclaimed classic of internet art. Cofounder of the Ljubljana Digital Medialab (Ljudmila) and of the consultancy Case Sensitive. Throughout the explosive and fruitful career as creative director, UX lead and CEO Vuk was the leader of project teams for key projects in Slovenian internet space. In genre, these projects range from proto-startups via corporate work to enterprise web strategies (in all sectors: corporate, government, NGO & culture). Currently focused on ways in which fundamental business strategy overlaps with fundamental ethical orientation. One of pioneers of internet art, frequently exhibits (Venice Bienial; ICA, London; Beaubourg, Paris; ICC, Tokio; Kunsthalle, Vienna; Digital Artlab, Tel Aviv; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Ars Electronica, Linz; Walker, Minneapolis; Postmasters, NYC; Friedricanum, Kassel; Neue Galerie, Graz; IAS, Seoul; Baltic, Newcastle; Moca, Oslo…) and lectures (Musemus: Beaubourg, Paris; Guggenheim, Venice; CCA, Glasgow;Thing, NYC; LAMoCA, LA; Festivals – Hong Kong, London, Liverpool, Dessau, Montreal, Banff, Madrid, Gorizia, Copenhagen…; Art schools and Universities- Stockholm, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Troy, Dundee, Liverpool, Venice, Linz, Barcelona,…). Lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The project net.cube explores context of Internet art, seeks to provide the conditions for artistic Internet projects and encourages local online creativity, its contextualisation and mapping. The program is conducted on two levels – as a web gallery (in progress) and a series of public lectures.

The project is supported by the Foundation “Kultura nova”, the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia and the City of Zagreb.