In/On the Way: Story Time

Monday, September 11th, 2017 | News

Project: In/On the Way: Story Time.
Venue: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (KGLU), Slovenj Gradec, SI
Date: September 13-27, 2017

Artists: Nadine Kaadan, Vesna Bukovec, Jure Markota, Jalal Maghout, Nika Autor and duo ŠKART

Under the joint title of IN/ON THE WAY / NA-POTI, several activities will take place this September and October at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (KGLU); the activities are focused on the theme of migration, refugees, people’s personal stories and experiences as well as on their consequences for both the political and economic image of Europe and the mental framework of the people and the citizens of Europe.

Story Time emphasises the significance of knowing the cultural histories of various nations and milieus, for it is precisely this knowledge that represents the first common point on the way towards understanding other cultures arriving in Europe with migratory flows. The invited artists will reinterpret cultural histories and cultural contexts from both European and Arabic worlds. They will emphasise questions related to postulates such as humanity, peace, war, good and evil, and, at the same time, they will interrogate the role of the individual and thus also the individual’s responsibility towards fellow human beings. The invited artists will convene workshops in pairs. In the workshops, they will use dialogue to develop new interpretations of traditional motifs in the light of the migrant crisis. Although some of the presented artworks touch upon global issues, most of the participating artists approach the topic from the individual’s position and experience of the present situation. The artists will present their working methods and the issues they have been tackling as well as the starting points for the newly conceived works, which will be included in the Story Time exhibition (12. 10., KGLU), which will be on display under the umbrella title of In/On the Way.

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Artist Talk:
Vesna Bukovec, Nadine Kaadan, Jalal Maghout, Jure Markota

September 14 at 6 pm, Čajnica PEČ, in case of bad weather: KGLU

Presentation and conversation with the artists participating in the residencies as part of the Story Time project.

Nadine Kaadan & Vesna Bukovec – Herbs Without Borders
Planting Herbs and Picking Stories (workshop)
September 14 at 7 pm, KGLU

Workshop about herbs, designed as an opportunity for socializing and collecting personal stories and memories about herbs. The workshop aims to develop a dialogue and a cultural exchange through looking at various culinary herbs.

In cooperation with Ecological Society of Slovenj Gradec.

Stories about herbs planted at the workshop are collected on a blog.

Photo: Špela Peruš
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Artist Talk

Herbs Without Borders workshop
Photo: Špela Peruš, Vesna Bukovec

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Vesna Bukovec is a contemporary visual artist based in Slovenia.

She is a member of the art group KOLEKTIVA