KUD Mreža’s varied cooperation with Ljubljana Street Art Festival   

On Monday, 29 June with the opening of exhibition “All Is Super” by Finnish designer Linda Söderholm at Night Display Gallery Pešak, a diverse cooperation between KUD Mreža and the second edition of Ljubljana Street Art Festival begins. Here.

For the next day we are inviting you to the walls of Metelkova to the opening of mural “Wild Things”, created between 9 and 13 March 2020 along Masarykova Street, made by Swedish comic artist Anna Ehrlemark with the help of painter Miha Perne. Here.

Carlo Galli, a Milan-based visual artist on residency, will be able to follow at the creation of a huge urban tapestry in one of the studios in Rog as part of Alternative tours from 1 July. Motive on the tapestry will be a portrait of the ancient Roman dictator Titus Lartius, which represents the artist’s critical response to the current dictatorial moves of the rulers, who took advantage of the pandemic to restrict the freedom of individuals. Here.

On July 4 in the exhibition center between the Alkatraz Gallery and the Klub Gromka, we are preparing a traditional Metelkova art fair – Bolhačfair. Among the masterpieces that can be seen and taken with you for a solid price will be the works of famous Metelkova craftsmen and poets, poets and poetesses, comics and comics, musicians. The offer will be exceptional, as many rare works of art will be found, as well as recently produced objects from Metelkova mesto. Come and choose a bargain! Here.

The fair will be followed by a charity auction organized by the Alkatraz Gallery. The auction at Metelkova has a long tradition – daring callers with their improvised inserts, witty comments and passing and interpretation of the unique characteristics of the participating artists provoke and entertain several generations of visitors to Metelkova. Get ready for a wide range of different creative approaches, expressions and media at affordable starting prices! Here.

Between the two events we will invite you for a guided walk through the Metelkova total work of art with a detailed insight into recent creations, a meeting with some authors, and peeking into the windows of the Pešak Night Display. “Metelkova style” is characterized by art recycling, which cultivates the awareness that artistic interventions in space are not limited to the field of art, but take into account the wider social environment. There have been over 150 individual urban art projects since 2004 which form a complete public spatial sculpture reminiscent of the famous Merzbau. Here.

FemLink-Art: group exhibition at Alkatraz Gallery curated by Veronique Sapin   

FemLink-Art is a collective of visual artists, established by C. M. Judge (USA) and Veronique Sapin (France/Canada) in 2005. FemLink explores new forms of artistic networking and transnational collaboration; furthermore, its aim is to help artists with harder working conditions and less exhibiting opportunities. Until now, 145 artists from 63 countries, with over 300 works contributed to the creation of a collective piece of art, composed of video collages, thematising various concepts. The founders of FemLink-Art contend that ‘for a long time, the aesthetic criteria were characterized by forced limitations and dominated by principles of exclusion, legitimacy, and hierarchy;’ the project was founded as a political answer to challenge overlooked female artists and inequalities in the world of art, and to foster networking. It works in the way that the founders invite artists to contribute their own perspectives on a specific collage topic without any limitations, except for the temporal one – the video cannot be longer than two minutes. The Alkatraz Gallery shall confront two topics of video collages – Aggression and Wonder – created by 44 artists who were chosen by one of the collective’s founders, curator Veronique Sapin. Although the themes appear to be diametrically opposite, they – with the help of videos, harrowing and diverse in artistic approaches – question the reality, offer critical thought on the present, and reveal what is ordinarily overlooked.

Exhibiting artists: Evgenija Demnievska (Serbia), Vouvoula Skoura (Greece), Luzia Simons (Brazil), Viviana Berco (Argentina), Hiroko Okada (Japan), Sara Malinarich (Chile), Evelin Stermitz (Austria), Ingrida Pičukane (Latvia), Sabine Mooibroek (the Netherlands), Véronique Sapin (France), Maria Rosa Jijon (Ecuador), Tayeba Begum Lipi (Bangladesh), Amaranta Sanchez (Mexico), Eva Koch (Denmark), C. M. Judge (the USA), Alessandra Arno (Italy), Tanja Koistila (Finland), Maria Dominguez Alba (Spain), Ana Grobler (Slovenia), Elaine Frigon (Canada), Alena Kupčikova (Czech Republic), Seema Nusrat (Pakistan), Mesrure Melis Bilgin (Turkey), Anna Titovets (Russia), Ligia Bouton (Brazil), Dagmar Kase (Estonia), Laura García (Mexico), Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo (Cuba), Zuzanna Janin (Poland), Vesna Bukovec (Slovenia), Ayesha Sultana (Bangladesh), Maria Papacharalambous (Cyprus), Loes Heebink (the Netherlands), Amina Zoubir (Algeria), Cagdas Kahriman (Turkey), Patricija Gilyte (Latvia), Carolina Saquel (Chile/France), Angelika Rinnhofer (Germany), Itziar Barrio (Spain), Liang Wei (China), Diana Yun (Kazakhstan), Cecilia Vignolo (Uruguay), Jelena Mišković (Serbia), Chantal du Pont (Canada).

You are kindly invited to the group exhibition FemLink-Art: Agression and Wonder video collages by curator Veronique Sapin. The exhibition is on view from 27 May, Wednesday from 11.00 at Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana.

On display: 28 May 2020 – 19 June 2020

Project S(v)odobnost: Short Glossary of Contemporary Art Terms   

Within the framework of S(v)odobnost project and in collaboration with SCCA–Ljubljana, KUD Mreža, ŠKUC and Nomad Dance Academy Slovenija, we have prepared an art history glossary of contemporary art terms which provides adequate information to school students, teachers and other curious minds.

The Slovenian only online glossary comprises clear and comprehensible explanations for art history terms that have been pointed out to us by teachers, stating that they lack teaching materials which they could use to acquaint their pupils (and themselves) with these notions.

A list of terms can be found here.

We have defined the more difficult terms by using examples in contemporary artwork and added some more general terms to facilitate their contextualisation. The explanations are equipped with images, questions and applicable assignments that enable an experience-based, reflective and dialogical approach to the educationalists as well as the youth.

The terms were prepared by Nevena Aleksovski, Tea Hvala, Miha Kelemina, Sebastian Krawczyk and Rok Vevar within project S(v)odobnost – Develop your potential through contemporary art.

Studio Asylum announces list of artists in residence in 2020   

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