5. The Art of Nineties: Fragments
If we are looking back at the nineties art scene in Slovenia, we could conclude that nineties art scene operates in the shadows of the famous eighties which are now being institutionalized and even commodified. This is a problem on its own, that’s why there is a need to destabilize the image of the past. Best way to do so is to try to reconstruct the nineties art scene through protagonists` own memories. Some protagonists even started to speak of nineties more and more in terms of second art explosion, first beign the sixties. The broadcast follows different lines of memories not to construct a whole image but to show some important and often contradictory historical events. That’s why we named the broadcast: Fragments. And that’s why the “art of the nineties” – following our method – could be read in two ways: as »oral memory of the art scene« (both institutional and especially non-institutional) in the nineties and as »nineties as an art project«, in other words as a period on which we still have to construct our memories about. We have spoken with many protagonists of Slovenian art scene in the early nineties and collected some specific fragments.