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P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Public Sculpture | Kings of the Street 

1995 - 2000

kings of the street poster

king of the street

museum display

Public project

Project Kings of the Street was conceived as a public art project that turned our attention to the local homeless community. The project consist of media action, collaboration with local homeless community and one-day street action. The irruption in to the city structure was based on the activation of homeless that was focused on mutual discussion and exchange - without artefacts. The one-day street action started with an official signing of the contract on co-operation between the homeless and PMCA. Podia with armchairs were erectede in the centre of the city to define the places where the homeless would communicate with the passers-by.
Within the project we studied analogues economic models: those of sicial minorities, the street economy, "cultural retreats", etc. We were asking: What can homeless teach us about the economics of everyday life? How can one resist the dominant economic models? How to create self-sufficient or parasitic economic structures?


> realised by
P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art

> in collaboration
SCCA Ljubljana

> produced by
SCCA Ljubljana and PMCA

> exhibited
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin
Mucsarnok, Budapest
Moderna galerija, Ljubljana