Fifteen People Present Their Favorite Book (After Kosuth)
(October 26 – November 11, 2016 at Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

CAC Bukovje/Landskrona is proud to present an exhibition inspired by Joseph Kosuth's project "Fifteen People Present Their Favorite Book" originally executed in New York in 1967.

John Baldessari (artist, b. 1931 in US), Janet Cardiff (artist, b. 1957 in Canada), Yara Flores (artist, b. 1960 in Brazil), Liam Gillick (artist, b. 1964 in UK), Rodney Graham (artist, b. 1949 in Canada), Susan Hiller (artist, b. 1940 in US), Joseph Kosuth (artist, b. 1945 in US), Jernej Lorenci (theatre director, b. 1973 in Slovenia), Sarah Lucas (artist, b. 1962 in UK), Jonathan Monk (artist, b. in 1969 UK), Vanessa Place (writer/artist, b. 1968 in US ) Ugo Rondinone (artist, b. in 1964 Switzerland), Klara Sax (artist, b. 1997 in US), Gillian Wearing (artist, b. 1963 in UK), Ruben Östlund (film director, b. 1974 in Sweden)

Curators: Nina Slejko Blom & Conny Blom

When Joseph Kosuth first executed "Fifteen People Present Their Favorite Book" in 1967 the project toyed with the concepts of the authorship over the works and the exhibition, and the aspects of what defines "an artist" and "an artwork." Our show is exploring these same issues and is something of an homage to the original exhibition, but we are also using it as a vehicle for our own excitement; there hardly exists a more fantastic way to get reading tips. Having said that, we are in fact a very serious couple of artists/curators, and this is a very serious exhibition that we are handling with outmost care, as we do always. Also as is always the case with CAC Bukovje/Landskrona, we asked for participation only of those people whose work we really enjoy.


The exhibition was made possible with help and support from Vladimir Vidmar & Škuc Gallery.

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Three exhibitions curated by CAC Bukovje/Landskrona

(These texts are written in the name of CAC Bukovje/Landskrona and speak for us only, that is to say, for Nina Slejko Blom and Conny Blom. The given opinions are not necessarily same as those of the staff at Škuc, nor of the featured artists and they do not speak of the works in the exhibitions.) Yes we like brackets. We also like to make exhibitions. It is like that feeling when you were a child and thought the whole world shared your passion for toys.

Without knowing any better, you insisted on sharing your amazing discoveries in toy catalogues and shop windows with every incautious adult that gave you a moment of attention when they, for their sake, should not have. They would always regret it later. We hope same is not true for our more or less suspecting audience.

Sometimes we make exhibitions that we really wish we could force upon more people. Last summer we happened to make one such. Very compact in format, rich in content and pleasing to the eye, we found the show just too good to sit on our shelves after its initial birth and brief glimpses of light in Estonia. We really wanted to show it to more people, so we nagged around for different exposure venues. And lo and behold! the place we wished for most was the one to say yes. A great place with a fine history, good present and given the recent leaderships we dare to hope also future, gave their three rooms (and a corridor) to our disposal.

Given the number of rooms, not only could we exhibit again our version of Mel Bochner's "Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art," we also got the opportunity to put together more shows to show. The joy, the joy! We thought that a certain other historical remake would fit the setting nicely and decided to tackle Joseph Kosuth's "Fifteen People Present Their Favorite Book." And then, running slightly out of steam, we settled on letting Klara Sax handle the remaining space. Klara, known for being an easy artist happy to serve and adapt to any given situation and curators' whim, positioned her piece terrifically well alongside the other two exhibitions. Her work, named "All the Books on Baking, Bread and Matej Andraž Vogrinčič Removed from all the City libraries of Ljubljana" concludes the trio of exhibitions quite sweetly with its bookish appearance and flirtatious references to the history of the venue and a recent exhibition that took place there.

In short, on display at Škuc there will be a conglomerate of three shows that stuff the premises with over 60 artists (but who counts) while making sure that both the art and exhibitions look really well. These shows wish to provide a discourse on curating in form of an investigation into the borders between curatorial and artistic practices, and that of authorship.

Look look look, how about this one, and this, isn't it fantastic?! But look here! And here!! And come, come, look at this one! And this one has all these blinking lights and it makes sounds if you press and ...


Some people might notice that the gallery in question has in fact five rooms. Or perhaps four and a corridor. Or maybe a lobby and four rooms. Or else a lobby, a small staircase, two rooms and a corridor.
Feel free to think what you like. We have always thought of the gallery as one with three rooms and a corridor, and we are the curator, ergo, we say, therefore it is. (Our opinions on which of the rooms we perceive as a corridor vary, but we find that unimportant. The important thing about both these corridors is that they are rather lovely and can make for pretty decent rooms.)