man and women unfinished, 2001-2007
installation view, 2005, International Photographic Exhibition, Gallery of Fine Arts Koroška, Slovenj Gradec
The OHO Award
OHO Award for visual artist is established by the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute with it's partners The Foundation for a Civil Society and Trust for Mutal Understanding, New York.
The prize is awarded to artist up to 35 years of age, for works of art in the field of painting, photography,video, new media and performance. The aim of OHO Award is to provide support to young creative artists and facilitate the continuation of their activities by shifting them from the marginal to a central role in the society. By creating a positive context for creativity and innovativeness.
The award was named by an influential Slovene artist group OHO, active in the second hald of the 1960s and early 1970s. The members of the avant-garde group wanted to develop a radically different relationship towards the world: instead of a humanistic position, which implies a world of objects dominated by the subject, they wanted to achieve a world of things, where there would be no hierarchical difference between people and things; the correct relationship towards such a world is not action, but observing. OHO used a number of media (and their in-between forms), drawings, photographs, film, video (the first video works in Slovenia were produced in this context by Nuša and Srečo Dragan), music, texts, but also a way of dressing, living and behaving, to redirect the awareness of people into Reistic observing.
The OHO Award
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