The Artist Book in Slovenia 1966-2010 An exhibition by Tadej Pogačar/ The P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute

29 September, 2011

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The artist book as a distinct medium in Slovenia is the subject of this exhibition organised by Tadej Pogačar/ The P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute.

  • The artist book emerged in Slovenia with the OHO Group, in the context of the neo-avant-garde art scene of the 1960s, in an atmosphere permeated with social and political activism.
  • It developed in the 1970s with the production of the Westeast anthologies. Compiled by Franci Zagoričnik, they included around 700 original works by artists from Eastern and Western Europe and Asia.
  • The 1980s and early 1990s were marked by the production of fanzines from the alternative scene, which was particularly active in the larger cities of Ljubljana and Maribor.
  • In the past decade, artist books in Slovenia have been characterized by the hybridization of different genres, original neo-conceptual approaches, and the use of electronic formats, such as CD ROMs and digital archives.

The project, curated by Tadej Pogačar will be presented in London as a gallery-based installation with a selection of artist books and a lecture about the artist book in Slovenia from 1966-2010.

Join us: Tuesday 11th october 2011 at 1:30 pm- for an artist’s lecture and guided tour of the exhibition

Wednesday 12th october 2011 at 5:00pm- for the private view of the exhibition

The gallery is open to the public: Thursday 13th October- Friday 28th October
You can visit it: Thursdays and Fridays14:00-18:00

Venue: Digital Art Gallery at the London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA
London, United Kingdom [01 on the map]

Further information:

The P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute is a non-profit-making institution that works in the area of contemporary art through programmes for production, education, and exchange. It is the leading independent producer and publisher of artist books in Slovenia. In 2007, it developed the Artist Book Seminar, which featured lectures, exhibitions, and workshops devoted to the topic. Since 2008, the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute has taken part in artist-book fairs in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London, Ljubljana, and New York.

The exhibition and lecture are part of the photobook module, facilitated by paula roush in the Digital Photography programme at the London South Bank University.

The P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute

Tadej Pogačar 

 The photobook module

 BA (Hons) Digital Photography

 MA Digital Photography

For further information contact: paula roush                        


2009 Digital Photography Degree Show

16 May, 2009

Don’t miss the 2009 Degree Show for the BA (Hons) Digital Photography at the London South Bank University.


Where: KEYWORTH MEDIA CENTRE, keyworth Street (Elephant & Castle)

Also showing their work: BA (Hons) Digital Media Arts, BA (Hons) Music and Sonic Media and BA (Hons) Game Cultures.

Exhibition open to public: Saturday 6th June, 1-5pm
Monday 8th June to Thursday 11th June, 10am – 5pm

peeping tom

19 December, 2008
peeping tom by thomas evans at the voyeur projectview, pre-installation shot
peeping tom by thomas evans at the voyeur project view, pre-installation shot


peepshow exhibition

17 September, 2008

In partnership with the Lisbon-based Voyeur Project View gallery, da gallery -the digital art gallery at the London South Bank University- will be transformed into a digital peepshow for two weeks from September 25th.
Today peep show is mostly associated with the entertainment industry, but the beginnings of the peep show mechanism can be traced back to the work of Leon Battista Alberti (1437) and Filippo Brunelleschi (1418-20), Renaissance painters that started using the device of a box with an “eye” to present miniature scenes painted and /or built in perspective, as well as to Martin Engelbrecht (1730), author of peepshow miniature theatres for children, and Edison (1896), who launched the kinetoscope peep show, the first machine to bridge photography, film and peep show.

The project, an initiative of Rodrigo Vilhena with Paula Roush and the participants in the Photographic Art project of the Digital Photography program at the London South Bank University, is developed with a focus on screen-based work engaging with the themes of voyeurism, peep show, surveillance, and the gaze. Whilst the exhibition in the Voyeur Project View in Lisbon is shown in a series of display mechanisms purposefully built to simulate a peepshow effect, the exhibition in the da gallery in London will screen the video works as a running program.


Kate Anthony, Helene Ohman, Karel Polt, Sindy Pussa, Aga Wierzbicka, Shea Rico, Paul Lincoln, Daniel Neves, Georgi Manolov, Alastair Sanchez, Jasmine Blatt, Thomas Evans, MJ Gumayagay, Liz Aspden, Natalie Cheung, Nicola Goodban, Jessica Kril, Nicola Penfold, Parveen Sahota, Lee Slaymaker, Mark Westlake.

Exhibition spaces
Voyeur Project View
Opening: Thursday, 18th 10pm-midnight
Show runs until october 19 2008
Address:Travessa do Convento de Jesus 12a -16a, Lisbon 1200-126

da gallery, the digital art gallery at the London South Bank University
103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA.
Opening: Thursday, 25th 6p-9pm
Show runs until october 10th 2008

part of the in-struhk-shuhn programme: facebook event page


4 June, 2007

housewife.jpg photo by chris charalambous from the series paper cut.

7th-11th June 2007
End of the year show

Keyworth Centre
London South Bank University
Keyworth Street
Elephant & Castle London SE1 0AA
click here for map

Thursday 7th June 5pm-9pm

Viewing times
8th-11th June 10am-9pm


2 May, 2007


A photographic project based on participation and the mashup of technologies, from camera photography, to blogs and gps and an online base at, at the Leeds Met Gallery from 14 to 7 May 2007. In the image, the enactement of these instructions left on the blog: Walk on streets that spell “LEEDS”. Start on a street that begins with “L”, then go to the nearest street that begins with “E”, and so on. Carry big placards so people know which letter you’re on. Video these actions.


2 May, 2007

Two exhibitions ending this weekend not to miss (yr1: friday pm):


Jasmina Cibic (Slovenia) shows photos as site-specific interventions taken in airports, rural scenes and other locations in Slovenia. These are uncanny constructed scenes specific to Slovenia and more accurately Ljubljana. In the south-london (Deptford) gallery Bearspace.

Andreas Gursky at Central-london’s White Cube Mason’s Yard ina solo show of his latest large-scale work, incluidng the F1 series.