I conducted a series of interviews with selected visual artists (Jože Barši, Vadim Fiškin, Žiga Kariž, Polonca Lovšin, Alenka Pirman, Tadej Pogačar, Franc Purg, son:DA, Igor Štromajer, Apolonija Šušteršič and Polona Tratnik) which point to a number of dilemmas faced by artists today in Slovenia: How does one make a living? How are artists connected with the society? Should art address social and societal issues, and if so, how? Should art be politically charged? how should society take care of its artists? To what extent is their work appreciated? What is the art market in Slovenia like? Does financial success also mean artistic quality? Why do successful Slovene artists spend most of their time abroad?
Dialogue in the Kitchen, Volume I. (solo)
Center in Galerija P74, Ljubljana
2 – 18 March 2006