Kulunčić and Ivo Martinović participated at “Translocations”,
an online exhibition of network-based art organized in
conjunction with the artist’s residency program
at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis from the 8th to
the 23rd of March 2003. During the residency they started
to develop the work Distributive Justice: America, a new
part of the overall project and new game on the Internet.
The work will focus on how Americans see their own country
and their involvement in the share of the common good
in comparison with how the USA is seen by non-Americans.
Kulunčić and Martinović were working with local participants
involved in science, politics, and the arts, employing
roundtable discussions, interviews, questionnaires, and
databases to help compile and document opinions and research
relating to this topic. The work will be available on
the Internet in May 2003. (http://www.distributive-justice.com/america.
were also three presentations of Andreja Kulunčić works
held at the Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis College
of Art and Design and The University of Minnesota, Twin
University of Minnesota,
Walker Art Center, Minnesota
19th of September to the 12th of
October 2002, the Distributive Justice project was presented
at Artspace in Sydney, Australia, as a part of the artist's
residency program.During the two week residency in Sydney,
Andreja Kulunčić, the author, and Ivo Martinović, one
of the co-authors had conducted seven video-interviews
with artists, curators, journalists and lawyers. In the
interviews the just distribution of common goods were
discussed in the specifics of the Australian social context.
The participants especcialy took into account Australia's
indigenous and immigrant population issues.
October 12th to December 31th the Distributive Justice project was installed in
the Plus Ultra exhibition in the Kunstraum Gallery in
Visitors had the opportunity to participate in the parts
of the project on the Internet; to inform themselves
about present development and results of the project,
newsletter and catalogue. The discussion about the problem
of distributive justice was organized in the installation
space of the project. On the Plus Ultra exhibition installations,
video and conceptual projects were presented by Cosima
von Bonin, Christoph Hinterhuber, Richard Jackson, Andreja
Kuluncic, Dorit Margreiter/Anette Baldauf, Paul McCarthy,
Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades, Hans Weigand. The exhibition
was prepared by curators Stefan Bidner and Thomas Feuerstein
The multidisciplinary project Distributive Justice participated
in the Documenta11 show in Kassel in Germany from June
8 to September 15, 2002.
Visitors had the opportunity to familiarize themselves
with all the important elements of the project, the
results obtained up to that point as well as the results
of their own participation.The space in which the project
was presented was organized as a "social laboratory"
divided into six points. This method of installing the
project in its entirety was done for the first time
at the Young Artists Biennale Big Torino in Italy in
April and May of 2002. By following the signs in the
space, visitors are included in various activities tied
in with the theme of the project: just distribution
of common goods in society.
the duration of Documenta11, 3140 participants passed
through all the phases of the game “Distribution
of common goods” (it takes 10 minutes to complete).
In one other game on the Internet they could uncover
their "distributive profile", that is, how
close their understandings of justice are to some of
the more known theories of distributive justice. 895
visitors played this game.
Around 2500 visitors filled out questionnaires on-site.
Questionnaires were also filled out online (via the
Internet) for the duration of the exhibition (around
1700 completed questionnaires).
For the Documenta11 exhibition, issue no. 1 of the Newsletter
was printed in English and German.
Visitors of the exhibit were able to obtain an insight
into the video and DVD interviews carried out to the
beginning of June 2002 in Sweden,
Denmark, Italy, Croatia and New Zealand.
An open discussion entitled "Distributive Justice:
Good Old Theories and Bad Practice" was held on
June 19, 2002 in the installation space of the project
Distributive Justice. The discussion gathered together
the authors of the project itself, philosophers and
other experts from the fields of social sciences and
close to one hundred visitors of the exhibition.
The publication "Distributive Justice - Project
Guide" was especially prepared and published for
the duration of the exhibition and made available to
visitors from the beginning of July to the closing of
the Documenta11 exhibition on September 15, 2002.