The Only Thing I Can Control Is My Attitude Towards Life

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 | Razstave

Exhibition: Vesna Bukovec, The Only Thing I Can Control Is My Attitude Towards Life (Edina stvar, ki jo imam pod nadzorom, je moj odnos do življenja)
Location: Miklova hiša Gallery, Ribnica
Date: October 1 – 31, 2009
Curated by: Urška Jurman

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You are cordially invited to attend the opening of the solo exhibition The Only Thing I Can Control Is My Attitude Towards Life (Edina stvar, ki jo imam pod nadzorom, je moj odnos do življenja) by Vesna Bukovec. The opening will take place on Thursday, October 1st at 6 pm in the Miklova hiša gallery in Ribnica, Slovenia.

This is the fifth exhibition in a series in which selected curators (so far Zdenka Badovinac – Uršula Berlot, Andrej Medved – Mitja Ficko, Simona Vidmar – Sašo Sedlaček, Nevenka Šivavec – Matej Košir and on this ocassion Iztok Hotko – Vesna Bukovec) select one artist for a solo exhibition from the artists who participated at the annual post graduate students exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, 2. M (this time the selection was made from the 2004 exhibition).

At this exhibition Vesna Bukovec presented the video It Will Be OK and a series of drawings. Both works deal with the self-help culture and the dictate of positive thought as two cultural formations that importantly form and express the contemporary subjectivity.

Vesna Bukovec takes a closer look at psychology, which is worked and distributed through the various forms of popular culture. The authoress directs her criticism towards the over simplification of the complexity of our emotions and life circumstances, which – in the context of exaggerated positive orientation (It Will Be OK) and the various psychological tests that she addresses in her drawings – seem as a merely insignificant comment. At this she uses irony, repetition and eclecticism as her artistic strategy, with which she holds a mirror against the absurdity of the narcissistic care of oneself.

Vesna Bukovec, from the series Subjective Happiness


Photos from the exibition

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Vesna Bukovec deluje na področju sodobne vizualne umetnosti.

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