Briga me … / I can’t be bothered …

Year: 2018
Technique: drawing, ink on paper, 42 x 500 cm

A series of 19 drawings appearing one after another on a roll of paper: migrant worker / welcome to the EU / the president / with God’s help / Carpe Diem / Internet troll / gift of the state / the power of positive thinking / the car must be kept clean / for Sunday dinner / working on the street / three cheers for the home team!/ following the latest fashion / talent show / everything will be okay / happy ending / behind closed doors / at liberty / instead of a postcard.

The series of drawings is a commentary on the country’s social-political reality (barbed-wire fences at the borders, a president who is only concerned about his image on Instagram, the influence of the Church, the erased) and addresses the wider ignorant attitude of the individual and the society toward unfairness and the suffering of others (killing animals to fulfill the desires of humans, the impossibility of crossing national borders for certain groups of people, the violence of cyberharassment, poverty / (forced) begging / homelessness, domestic violence and child abuse, bullying, (concealed) prostitution. While we individuals who have not experienced such extreme life circumstances, spend our time in (apparent) carefree enjoyment, traveling, reading self-help books, taking care of our cars, cheering for national sports teams and posting selfies on social media.


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Briga me za konec sveta / I am not bothered with the end of the world, Galerija Simulaker, 2018, exhibition view

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Vesna Bukovec is a contemporary visual artist based in Slovenia.

She is a member of the art group KOLEKTIVA