Milena Kosec
Kosec, Milena - Milena Kosec
Name: Kosec, Milena
No. of works: 13
Countries: Slovenia
Born: 1947

 
Biography

Milena Kosec je v svet umetnosti najprej vstopila kot pobudnica in organizatorka bogatega umetniškega programa v NEinstitucionalni, NEstrokovni in NEprofitni galeriji Vila Katarina, ki jo je ustanovila leta 1988. Po desetih letih delovanja je s skupinsko raztavo Svetlobni kipi v vrtu zaključila z rednim razstavljanjem.

Na lastno umetniško pot je stopila kot diletantka z državotvornim ravnanjem ob pojavu suverene, neodvisne, umetniške mikrodržave Državica Ptičjestrašilna. Nastala je 14. maja 1992. Med drugim je z likovnimi standardi določila zunanjo Državičino ureditev, ki je bila kvadratna (3 x 3m), notranja pa okrogla; po velikosti je bila najmanjša na svetu, najvišji vrh Državice je bila črna luknja. Formalno so jo priznali tudi nekateri organi drugih držav. Kot Državičina uradno pooblaščena posvečenka je ves čas delovanja svoje odvečne predmete in odpadni material izvažala v Državico, saj jih je ta nujno potrebovala za produkcijo in reprodukcijo.

Obdobje delovanja Državice Pričjestrašilne umetnica deli na mitsko dobo (1992-2000), od ustanovitve do razpustitve (ukinitve meja) in novo zgodovinsko dobo (2000-2007), ki zaznamuje čas velikih razstav ter na aktualno dobo. V letu 2000 je Milena Kosec začela delovati kot profesionalna umetnica, od leta 2006 pa kot karierna sodobna umetnica.


Novo zgodovinsko dobo zaključuje pomemben mejnik, pregledna samostojna razstava v Mednarodnem grafičnem likovnem centru (MGLC) z izdajo obsežnega kataloga (2007). Po tej razstavi se je še temeljiteje posvetila preobremenjenosti s predmeti in materialnim ter se vse bolj ukvarjala z nematerialno produkcijo.


Končno se je Milena Kosec odločila, da bo njeno nadaljnje delo nematerialno, kar pa ne pomeni duhovno. Tovrstno produkcijo je izvajala tudi na Manifesti 8. V okviru dolgoročnega projekta Darila v sodelovanju z Anjo Šmajdek se je osredotočila na odvečna darila. V obdobju 2013-2015 je bila na rezidenci za umetnike na delovnem počitku (residency for artists on hiatus). Od leta 2018 je upokojena karierna sodobna umetnica in nedejavna z izjemo redkih priložnostnih spletnih sporočil.


(foto: Borut Krajnc, Jasmina Klančar)

 
Author's Works
 SCCA Ljubljana, Milena Kosec - Video evening with DIVA Station: Milena Kosec SCCA Ljubljana, Milena Kosec - Video evening with DIVA Station: Milena Kosec SCCA Ljubljana, Milena Kosec - Video evening with DIVA Station: Milena Kosec
SCCA Ljubljana, Milena Kosec - Video evening with DIVA Station: Milena Kosec (01:01:51)
Production: SCCA–Ljubljana, Galerija Photon, 2021
Video Evening with DIVA Station is an event that usually takes place live at the Photon Gallery. The conversation with retired career contemporary artist Milena Kosec was recorded in April, at a time when it was not yet possible to organize live cultural...
Milena Kosec - Marička B. Pomagaj ante portasMilena Kosec - Marička B. Pomagaj ante portasMilena Kosec - Marička B. Pomagaj ante portas
Milena Kosec - Marička B. Pomagaj ante portas (00:09:10)
Production: Državica Ptičjestrašilna, 2009
Marička B. Pomagaj ante portas je umetniška akcija v okviru Državice Ptičjestrašilne. Njena državljanka Marička B. Pomagaj si je v petek, 5. januarja 2001, ob 17. uri s pomočjo asistenta Tomaža Trčka ogledala razstavo Vulgata, U3 &nd...
Milena Kosec - The Scarecrow Statelet of Milena KosecMilena Kosec - The Scarecrow Statelet of Milena KosecMilena Kosec - The Scarecrow Statelet of Milena Kosec
Milena Kosec - The Scarecrow Statelet of Milena Kosec (11:43)
Production: MGLC Ljubljana, 2007
Video DVD appendix to the exhibition catalogue The Scarecrow Statelet of Milena Kosec 1992– 2007 (Ed. Breda Škrjanec), published at the occasion of the review exhibition Opening of the Statelet Archives at the MGLC Ljubljana. The video offers...
Milena Kosec - Prva linijaMilena Kosec - Prva linijaMilena Kosec - Prva linija
Milena Kosec - Prva linija (25:57)
Production: Državica Ptičjestrašilna, 2005
Milena Kosec presents in detail the exhibited archives of her long-term project of the sovereign, independent, artistic microstate The Scarecrow Statelet at the accompanying exhibition of the 26th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana entitled The First L...
Milena Kosec - Past work – street sale PRICE DETERMINED BY THE BUYER!Milena Kosec - Past work – street sale PRICE DETERMINED BY THE BUYER!Milena Kosec - Past work – street sale PRICE DETERMINED BY THE BUYER!
Milena Kosec - Past work – street sale PRICE DETERMINED BY THE BUYER! (11:10, 16:58)
Production: Državica Ptičjestrašilna, 2004
Documentation of the street sale campaign in front of the Modern Gallery Ljubljana as part of the exhibition Art in Extended Spaces. Slovene Art 1985-1995. Documentation consists of two recordindgs, Part 1 and Part 2.Repetition of the campaign Past work &...
Milena Kosec - Black CubeMilena Kosec - Black CubeMilena Kosec - Black Cube
Milena Kosec - Black Cube (22:08)
Production: Državica Ptičjestrašilna, 2004
Raw footage of the re-installation (and demolition) of the Black Cube in front of the Modern Gallery Ljubljana as part of the exhibition Art in Extended Spaces. Slovene Art 1985-1995. The first edition of the performative event took place in 1994 in Zve...
Milena Kosec - The Scarecrow Statelet at the ExhibitionMilena Kosec - The Scarecrow Statelet at the ExhibitionMilena Kosec - The Scarecrow Statelet at the Exhibition
Milena Kosec - The Scarecrow Statelet at the Exhibition (12:03)
Production: Državica Ptičjestrašilna, 2004
Milena Kosec presents the exhibited archival materials of her long-term project of the sovereign, independent, artistic micro-state The Scarecrow Statelet at the exhibition Art in Extended Spaces. Slovene Art 1985-1995 in the Modern Gallery. (Source: DIVA...
Milena Kosec - Exhibition Flags at Kapelica GalleryMilena Kosec - Exhibition Flags at Kapelica GalleryMilena Kosec - Exhibition Flags at Kapelica Gallery
Milena Kosec - Exhibition Flags at Kapelica Gallery (42:12)
Production: Galerija Kapelica, 2001
Raw footage of Milena Kosec's solo exhibition at the Kapelica Gallery entitled Flags. The exhibition is dedicated to menstruation and libidinality. (Source: DIVA Station)
Milena Kosec - Light sculptures in the gardenMilena Kosec - Light sculptures in the gardenMilena Kosec - Light sculptures in the garden
Milena Kosec - Light sculptures in the garden (27:38)
Production: Galerija Vila Katarina, 1998
Night raw footage of the group exhibition Light sculptures in the garden of the Vila Katarina Gallery. Milena Kosec invited sculptors to to make light sculptures for the garden exhibition. Participating sculptors: Boštjan Drinovec, Darko Goli...
Milena Kosec - Interview with Milena KosecMilena Kosec - Interview with Milena KosecMilena Kosec - Interview with Milena Kosec
Milena Kosec - Interview with Milena Kosec (05:10)
Production: Gajba TV, 1997
The interview with Milena Kosec was made by the art historian, critic and curator Maja Škerbot for the TV show Person of the Week on Gajba TV. (Source: DIVA Station)
Rene Rusjan, Milena Kosec - Rene Rusjan: Holes in space, holes in timeRene Rusjan, Milena Kosec - Rene Rusjan: Holes in space, holes in timeRene Rusjan, Milena Kosec - Rene Rusjan: Holes in space, holes in time
Rene Rusjan, Milena Kosec - Rene Rusjan: Holes in space, holes in time (35:55)
Production: Galerija Vila Katarina, 1996
Raw footage of the opening and exhibition view of a spatial installation. Following the idea of ​​Milena Kosec about an art exhibition of mirrors in the garden ambience of Vila Katarina, the sculptor Rene Rusjan designed the spatial installation entit...
Milena Kosec - Ceremnonial burning of scarecrows at the garden of Vila KatarinaMilena Kosec - Ceremnonial burning of scarecrows at the garden of Vila KatarinaMilena Kosec - Ceremnonial burning of scarecrows at the garden of Vila Katarina
Milena Kosec - Ceremnonial burning of scarecrows at the garden of Vila Katarina (10:36)
Production: Državica Ptičjestrašilna, 1993
Documentary recording of ceremnonial burning of scarecrows at the garden of Vila Katarina. Performative event is part of the The Mythic Era (1992-1996) of The Scarecrow Statelet, a long-standing project of a sovereign, independent, artistic microstate by Mi...
Milena Kosec - Mirko Bratuša and Darko Golija: Sculptural works in the gardenMilena Kosec - Mirko Bratuša and Darko Golija: Sculptural works in the gardenMilena Kosec - Mirko Bratuša and Darko Golija: Sculptural works in the garden
Milena Kosec - Mirko Bratuša and Darko Golija: Sculptural works in the garden (21:19)
Production: Galerija Vila Katarina, 1991
Documentary recording of the public opening of the sculptural exhibition by Mirko Bratuša and Darko Golija in the garden of the Vila Katarina gallery in Ljubljana. Art historian Tomaž Brejc and representative of the Ministry of Information Du&scar...
 
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