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.

Voting for Bodeča Neža 2019-2020 has started   

Bodeča Neža is awarded for the most sexist statement of the year by the Red Dawns collective and the editorial board of Spol.si website together with the interested public. This dishonorable title can be given to anyone who publicly attacks, humiliates and insults others based on gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Of the many nominated statements we received via our online form, the working group judged that 33 statements met the criteria for sexist speech. Which is the most spiky one?

We leave the decision to you.

Who will receive the dishonorable award is going to be decided together at the award-giving ceremony on 3 March 2020, Tuesday, which will happen this year in cooperation with City Of Women. In addition to the spiky tenderness for the sexist statement, WoW Awards will also be presented for feminist heroines.

 

This year’s Art Festival of Recycling and DIY Culture Reciklart calls for volunteers   

Preparations of the 5. Art Festival of Recycling and DIY Culture Reciklart – which will be held on 6-10  August – are in full speed, therefore we invite you all to join us in co-creating the festival!

If you are interested in topics like recycling, DIY-creativity, art in all forms, alternatives to consumer culture and the exploitative attitude towards nature and people, and you want to gain some new experience, knowledge, skills and acquaintances, email us at festival.reciklart@gmail.com (subject: “VOLUNTARY”). The call is open until 17 June.

In the application, please specify which of the following areas you are interested in:

– manual printing of advertising material
– help with the festival stand
– preparing space for workshops
– public relations (PR)
– decorating the festival space
– organization and coordination of the program
– Documentation of the festival program (video, photo)
– translation (from Slovenian to English)
– help with food preparation

We are looking forward to hang out, create, recycle, reflect, cook, play and contemplate with you!

Organization: KUD Mreža / Reciklart
Co-ordination: KUD Mreža / Alkatraz Gallery

The project is co-financed by Municipality of Ljubljana,  Department for Culture – Youth Office.

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