“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