Iskra Delta, a technology conglomerate, has been summoned from the future to present its covert production at the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts.
In the more than 60 years of its existence, the Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts that was founded in 1955 in the midst of the Cold War, has tirelessly responded to the ever-changing sociopolitical context while rearticulating its own identity and strategies. From the very beginning, it sought to transcend geopolitical polarities, reflecting Yugoslavia’s determination to choose its own path.
The Biennale continues to draw from its history and context, taking a specific local case of technological development and its unrealised potentials as the impetus for its 34th edition. Against a backdrop of social and environmental unrest, deep in the pandemic that has fixed our bodies in place and our eyes on screens, the story of Iskra Delta and the spectres of the “lost futures” that haunt it provide a spark for imagining and constructing possible alternative presents.
Artistic director: Nevenka Šivavec.
Curator: Tjaša Pogačar.
Curator of the Conference and Discursive Programme:
Biennale Project Group: Kukla Kešerović, Aljaž Košir – Fejzo, Tjaša Pogačar, Muanis Sinanović, Andrej Škufca.
More information about the Biennale: 34.bienale.si/en/.