Opening of Mia Paller’s …Smell The Coffee at Gallery Pešak   

Transfering the artwork …Smell The Coffee to Night Display Gallery Pešak is a transformation of the media itself. Although the viewer can access the video, it is not broadcast live, but must be opened by itself using a smartphone or similar devices.

Animation …Smell The Coffee is the starting point for a new work at the five windows of Night Display Gallery Pešak. Although the individual elements that appear to us as drawings (or frames) are integral parts of the animation, but because of the author’s choice of only certain frames, gaps are created. Transfering the artwork …Smell The Coffee to Night Display Gallery Pešak is a transformation of the media itself. Although the viewer can access the video, it is not broadcast live, but must be opened by itself using a smartphone or similar devices. With this method, the author opens up various possibilities of entering to the exhibition and artwork.

You are kindly invited to the exhibiton opening of …Smell The Coffee by Mia Paller on 22 June, Friday at 9.30 pm at Night Display Gallery Pešak, Ljubljana.

On display: 22 June 2018 – 27 July 2018

Every Man Is A Lonely Island – Maruša Meglič at Alkatraz Gallery   

“Maruša Meglič is a talented artist who focuses mostly on the quality of exhibition experience rather than the quantity of art production. Although she is a relatively new name in the art world, her works are elaborated and thought through. The Site-specific exhibition at the Alkatraz Gallery reveals that she has a good sense of space when it comes to building spatial compositions, for which purification and simplicity are representative. The artist consistently uses this unusual approach, which we are not used to at the majority of other exhibitions. Frequently individual works themselves form a display, whereas here the medium of expression is the exhibition as a whole.

The project of Maruša Meglič, Every Man Is A Lonely Island, is a site-specific-art work, which adjusts to the Alkatraz Gallery and builds on its features. Thematically, the installation is a staged existential drama referring to a spectator and pressing them towards thinking about the meaning of life. The sun which is not the sun, the frames of a house that is not and a black floor, which denies everything, are multifaceted scenic metaphors of life and being.” – galerijalkatraz.org

Maruša Meglič was born in 1989 in Ljubljana. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in the field of painting (2012). She continued her education at a study exchange in Prague, at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design. She is currently finishing Master’s Degree in painting at ALUO in Ljubljana. She lives and works in Ljubljana. Maruša Meglič presented her works at the following solo exhibitions: Skin Deep (HOoST, Ljubljana, 2017), Warm Heart Faint of Heart (Chalton Gallery, London, 2016), the artist only needs a little (KIOSK Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, 2015), Some Rosary (Bežigrajska galerija, Ljubljana, 2013). She also participated in several group exhibitions in Slovenia (Škuc Gallery, 2016; Jakopič Gallery, 2016; MSUM +, 2015; MGLC, 2013; Gallery Alkatraz, 2012) and abroad (ESSL Museum, Vienna, 2015; Gallery Cortil, Rijeka, 2015 ; Constantin Brancusi Gallery, Bucharest, 2014; Gallery Medium, Bratislava, 2013). She is the recipient of the Essl Art Award CEE 2015.

You are kindly invited to the exhibiton opening of Every Man Is A Lonely Island by Maruša Meglič on 10 May, Thursday at 8 pm at Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana.

The project is supported by: Filc, d.o.o. & Kemoplast, d.o.o.

On display: 10 May 2018 – 30 May 2018

First event of our new audio-visual performance series: FriFormA\V   

V petek, 20. 4. 2018, ob 20.30 lepo vabljeni v 8. nadstropje kulturnega prizorošča Osmo/za, na premierni dogodek nove poimenovane FriFormA\V.

FriFormA\V prinaša v obstoječi cikel novo formo, pri kateri gre za vnašanje umetniškega videa v sodobna zvočna okolja bodisi v polje zvočne umetnosti in zvočnih instalacij ali v polje komponirane, elektroakustične in improvizirane glasbe z namenom umetniške nadgradnje koncertnega cikla.

Hunjoo Jung, zvočni oblikovalec, improvizator in skladatelj, ki je bil rojen v Seulu (Južna Koreja), prihaja na enomesečno rezidenco v Atelje Azil, Metelkova mesto (kudmreza.org/atelje-azil), v sklopu katere bo izvedel koncert z lokalno videastko, Lino Rico. Hunjoo se preizkuša v akustičnih, elektronskih in elektroakustičnih glasbenih okoljih, v zadnjih letih pa se osredotoča tudi na intermedijske in vizualne instalacije. Zanima ga raziskovanje večplastnih načinov, v katerih se kombinirano pojavljajo video v živo in video mapiranje, osvetlitve, laserji in senzorji, ki jih uporablja v široki paleti kombinacij s glasbo. Poleg bogatega nabora raznih nagrad in rezidenčnih gostovanj je letos prejel prvo nagrado, ki jo podeljuje žirija Georgesa Aperghisa (Mikonos, Grčija).

Lina Rica prihaja iz Makarske, Hrvaška, živi in dela pa v Ljubljani. Lina je vizualna umetnica, ki deluje na področju instalacij z uporabo videa, grafike, fotografije in animacije. V svojem delu obravnava družbene procese preteklih in sedanjih svetov ter njihove vplive na posameznika. Leta 2008 zaključila je študij grafike na Akademiji za likovno umetnost v Zagrebu. Njena dela so bila predstavljena in objavljena na nacionalni in mednarodni ravni. Za svoje grafike je prejela več nagrad, njene grafike pa so del zbirke MGLC, Oficina Arara, Critical Mass in Femicomix Portfolio. Med leti 2012 in 2016 je skupaj z Boštjanom Čadežem vodila društvo za produkcijo in promocijo sodobne umetnosti in galerijski prostor GaleRica v Makarski. Skupaj sta se predstavila tudi na zadnjem U3 trienalu v Moderni Galeriji v Ljubljani z animacijo Tekstom(l)at. Z video performansi je nastopala na več festivalih in dogodkih v klubih ter avtonomnih kulturnih centrih na prostoru bivše Jugoslavije.

Nastopila bosta Južno korejski improvizator in kompozitor Hunjoo Jung in lokalna videastka Lina Rica. Obeta se nam atraktiven avdio vizualni performans hrupnejše sorte. (Osmo/za se nahaja v stolpnici Avtotehne, Slovenska c. 54)

Group exhibition Bad Choice? at Alkatraz Gallery   

“Group exhibition Bad Choice? / Slaba odločitev? is part of a long-term research project, which will be implemented in the form of presentations, exhibitions, interviews and analyses. The project was established with the aim of detecting the conditions of work of art collectives in the field of art and presenting the problems and challenges they face in their work. Through the presentation of the process of work and the direct testimony in the form of an interview, the visitor will receive an insight into their creative work, how they operate and the reflections of the artists on the collectivity. We invited three tandems to this year’s exhibition. These are Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica, Nika Oblak & Primož Novak and Small but Dangers.” – galerijalkatraz.org

Thanks to: Center for Contemporary Arts SCCA-Ljubljana and Forum Ljubljana for borrowing equipment for the exhibition.

Additional programme: artist talk & guided tour, Friday, 13th April, at 7 pm.

Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica is an artistic duo based in Ljubljana, working together since 2012. With their collaborations, they develop a body of works that oscillate between interactive installation ambiences, set designs and experiential environments. As an artistic duo, they have been presenting their work at: National Library of Serbia in Belgrade and International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana (2012), MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art in Ljubljana (2014), P74 Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Ljubljana (2015), 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art – U3, Beyond the Globe at the Museum of Contemporary Art Ljubljana, Galerija Jakopič and P74 Gallery in Ljubljana and RU – Residency Unlimited in New York (2016), Venice International Performance Art Week and A plus A Gallery in Venice, U10 Art Space Belgrade (2017). For their work they received OHO Award 2015. / matejstupica.net, djlenka.wordpress.com

Nika Oblak & Primož Novak examine contemporary media and capital driven society as they dissect its visual and linguistic structure. They exhibited worldwide, in venues like the Sharjah Biennial (AE), Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo (JP), Istanbul Biennial (TR), Biennale Cuvee in Linz (AT), Transmediale in Berlin (DE), FILE in Sao Paulo (BR). They received numerous grants and awards, including the CYNETART Award by the Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau in Dresden (DE) and an honorary mention of art critics at the Biennale WRO, Wroclaw (PL). In 2018 they were awarded the White Aphroid Award for artistic achievement by MMC KIBLA, Maribor (SI). / oblak-novak.org

Small but Dangers (Mateja Rojc & Simon Hudolin Salči), born 1977. They began to work together under the common name Small but Dangers in 2004, with exhibition Process in C.M.A.K. Youth Center Cerkno. They are represented by Gallery P74 since 2010. / smallbutdangers.cerkno.net

You are kindly invited to the opening of group exhibition Bad Choice? on 6 April, Friday at 8 pm at Alkatraz Gallery. Make sure to join us also for the artist talk and guided tour on 13 April, Friday at 7 pm.

On display: 6 April 2018 – 26 April 2018

New album Minton / Hübsch and start of Borderless Dissonance   

Duo Minton / Hübsch will present the Metal Breath debut, which will be released shortly before the concert by the Inexhaustible Editions (Ljubljana).

As part of the international project Borderless Dissonance, the new trio by Réka Kutas, Gašper Livk and Jakob Gnigler will be followed.

Phil Minton – voice / Carl Ludwig Hübsch – tuba
Borderless Dissonance # 1: Jakob Gnigler – saxophone / Rék Kutas – cello / Gašper Livk – double bass

You are kindly invited on 8 March 2018 at 20.00 to Klub Gromka!

Photo: Jože Balas

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