IRWIN | I'M ONE ONLY IF I'M MANY curated by Zdenka Badovinac
Collaboration is one of the key concepts in the work of the art group IRWIN. While collaboration, of course, is the sine qua non of any art group, in IRWIN’s case it means something else as well: framing. Whatever IRWIN frames, whether the work of a different artist or part of some other reality, it becomes IRWIN’s own art. While IRWIN’s framing can be connected with appropriation art, it is also based on the constructivist avant-garde tradition. Translated into IRWIN’s language, this means that, at the same time, art can be both art and the constructor of a new art system in which what was marginalised before is now thrust to the centre.