andreja kuluncic, STATE IN TREATY <br />life with a pre-design <br />a contribution to the commemorative year<br />

andreja kuluncic


life with a pre-design
a contribution to the commemorative year

"Is it not alarming that a state can use its laws to exclude other nations and cultures? We use our laws as a kind of protective shield against 'the others'. At the same time it is not a problem for us to enjoy the cuisine of foreign countries. When it comes to kebab, burritos, cevapcici or dim sum we have no fear of embarking on something new. Who knows, perhaps one day food that will bring us closer together, so that we respect one another despite our different religions, nationalities and cultures. Who knows, perhaps in the near future we will all live in a better world." (Andreja Kuluncic)
Andreja Kuluncic's works are socio-political explorations, associative patchworks of image and text which question social and political conditions. The poster by Andrea Kuluncic consists of signatories, scripts, signs, and flags used in restaurant names of various origins, such as Saigon, Bombay, Bangkok, Little Italy Pizza etc. The worldwide corporate identity of fast food chains suggests a global connection. Dynamic handwriting suggests a national back connection which no longer exists. The internationally familiar optical attributes of screaming advertisements for cheap food are collaged by Andreja Kuluncic on a blue background in a kind of fictive modern architecture. In her text she draws attention to the hope that the fear of the new in relation to foreigners can be overcome by means of multinational food, and consequently speaks of the possibility of a better world. A better world – but going where? In this form, what is foreign is a familiar guest. To return to the period of the State Treaty: Coca-Cola is one of these guests, and those who gulp their Coke are also tolerant to genetically modified foodstuffs. And that, perhaps, is what Andreja Kuluncic is concerned about: the manipulation of our everyday life.