OHO GROUP (Slovenia)
Video installation of the performance The Back Goes to Cinema (1968) by Nasko Krisnar and video It's Nice to Young In Our Country (1967).
Curated by Aurora Fonda | Galleria A plus A.
Nasko Kriznar, The Back Goes to Cinema (1968). © and courtesy Moderna Galerija Ljubljana.
The OHO Group (1966-1971) was a Slovene artist
collective and a significant movement in the context of Slovene national
culture, Yugoslavian socialistic culture and international youth culture. It
was the first 'radical – urban – ideological' artistic appearance in Slovene
modern arts. Its function wasn’t only an experiment in the autonomous field of
arts, but also the provocative gesture of neo-avant-garde artists in the sense
of 1968 protests which stirred up the arrangement of arts, culture and society.
In Kranj and Ljubjana they confronted in land art, happenings, body art,
experimental film and conceptual works transgression, sexuality, politics in an
atmosphere of new artistic practices. Its permanent core members were Marko Pogacnik, Milenko Matanovnic, Ales
Kermavner, Andraz Salamun, David Nez and Nasko Kriznar, with other artists
joining and acting as part of the group. They became interest in exploring
spirituality and ritual as medium. Lateron, members of the group founded a
commune in a Slovenian village, strengthening their relation with nature,
harmony and the cosmos.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK shows
the video installation of the performance The Back Goes to Cinema (1968) by Nasko Krisnar
and It's Nice to Young In Our Country (1967).