Device_art 2.0

Device_art was first initiated by the Croatian independent organization KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis in Zagreb in 2004 in the form of a group exhibition, bringing together artists from Croatia and the region (Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro). The main intention was to map, explore and encourage the contemporary art production at the intersections of art, science and technology on the local and regional art scene. Device_art 2004 was a highly successful project, resulting from its innovative conception and enthusiastic response by participating artists. Recognized as a unique project in the local and regional context, it attracted many visitors and gained excellent response by the media. Furthermore Device_art is the only art event in the Croatia dealing on the more complex level with technology based art.

Device_art 2.0 offer a new way of understanding technology and its relation towards art.
To produce even more interesting event and broaden knowledge in that field, this year KONTEJNER started to collaborate with Multimedia Institute from Zagreb which is for some years now investigating art and skills in that field. American partner – Blasthaus Gallery from San Francisco is also oriented to technology based art, and the goal of this collaboration is to present device art from the region where it is the most development.

Participants: Miha Ciglar (SI), Marijan Crtalić (HR), Luka Dekleva (SI), Dale Dougherty (US), Ryan Doyle (US), Saša Đurić (Srbija), Ivan Fijolić (HR), Johnatan Foote (US), Ivana Franke (HR), Luka Frelih (SI), Ines Krasić and Ivan Nikolić Lesh (HR), William Linn (US), Ludic Society (A/CH), Ivan Marušić Klif (HR), Edita Matan (HR), Martina Mezak (HR), Nika Oblak and Primož Novak (SI), Magdalena Pederin (HR), Douglas Repetto (US), Christian Ristow (US), Milica Ružičić (SCG), Sašo Sedlaček (SI), Kal Spelletich (US), Teo Spiller and Tadej Komavec (SI), Christina Sporrong (US), Silvio Vujičić (HR), Veljko Zejak (SCG).

Author of the concept: KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Zagreb

Time and place: Jedinstvo Factory - Zagreb, Net club MaMa - Zagreb, Galženica Gallery - Velika Gorica (26th September - 8th October), Galerija Boca and Rx - San Francisco (November 2006)(Text taken from:

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