About JJ

In 2007, three artists joined the conservative Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and officially changed their names to that of the leader of the party, the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša. While they renamed themselves for personal reasons, the boundaries between their lives and their art began to merge in numerous and unforeseen ways.

The Prime Minister himself was the first person to be notified about the artists’ name change

Then it was the turn of friends and relatives…

How did the artists’ parents react to their name change?


Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Executive producer: Marcela Okretič
Look in the Credit session of each single artistic action, project, or publication to see who has worked on it. The Credit session is always on the top of the right column.


Identity Cards, 2007

Passports, 2007


Jela Krečič,
The Three New Janez Janšas”,
Delo, 17.8.2007

Jela Krečič,
Trije novi Janezi Janše”,
Delo, 17.8.2007

Printed Matters