Exhibition: Vesna Bukovec: Risbe / Drawings (solo exhibition)
Location: Kulturni dom Franca Bernika Domžale, Galerija Domžale, Mestni trg 1, Domžale, SI
Date: April 11 – 27, 2013
Opening: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7 pm
Curated by: Vasja Nagy
Avtorica bo na pregledni razstavi predstavila svojo novejšo produkcijo na področju risbe. V njih na kritično-humoren način obravnava potrošništvo, pozitivno psihologijo, kulturo samopomoči, grajenje lastne podobe in identitete ter vlogo ženske v sodobni družbi. Motive povzema po fotografijah s svetovnega spleta, ki jih transformira v drug medij. Avtorica pred likovnim izrazom v ospredje postavlja sporočilnost, ki jo večkrat podpre tudi z vključenim besedilom. Serije njenih risb so tako kolaž citiranih podob in izjav, prek katerih podaja svoj komentar na sodobno družbo.
Mestni trg 1, 1230 Domžale, trgovski kompleks Vele
pon.-pet. od 10. do 12. ure in od 15. do 19. ure,
ob sobotah od 10. do 12. ure
Already since her first drawings for the public, Vesna Bukovec has been faithful to simple lines. Without shading or the illusion of space, she creates images full of meaning. Although they can be conceptual, they are an aesthetic whole, with no need for a special context. She chooses the motives from the media world of the Internet, television, popular magazines, which we can also see in her videos. She especially deals with themes relating to the consumer society of instant gratification and to some of the frustrations which life in this society provokes in the individual. The drawings are full of humour and also realistically brutal. They appear as a mirror of society, tilted in such a way that it highlights specific characteristics, specific relations.
Excerpt from the text by Vasja Nagy
Opening of the exhibition
Photo: Miha Ulčar (www.domzalec.si)
My video When I wake up, I am going to create something beautiful (2011) is presented by Outcasting, an online moving image gallery.
Outcasting started as an online moving image gallery in 2007 by artist Michael Cousin. Based in Cardiff, this is an organisation that offers an international platform for experimental practitioners. Now in its fifth year Outcasting has re-branded, expanded and made a new site. It will be looking at representing new media practice in any form, audio, digital imagery and web-based projects as well as moving image practice.
Outcasting aims to present exciting work in online and offline venues, support the production and distribution of work through new commissions and distribution networks plus represent moving image talent on an individual basis. Outcasting also assists artists in production of new work.
Throughout 2012 – 2013 Outcasting has funding from the Arts Council of Wales.
Skupina KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič) se predstavlja v rubriki Dnevnik v reviji za likovno umetnost Likovne besede, št. 96, zima 2012, str. 37-39.
Art group KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič) is presented in the Diary section of Slovene art magazine Likovne besede / Art Words, No. 96, winter 2012, p. 37-39
Exhibition: (Ne)vidne sledi II / (In)Visible Traces II, solo exhibition by KOLEKTIVA
Location: Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
Date: October 10–November 2, 2012
Opening: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 8 p.m.
Curators: Jadranka Plut, Sebastian Krawczyk
And what kind of object would you preserve?
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Photo: Vesna Bukovec, Sunčan Stone (Alkatraz gallery archive)
Exhibition: Between the real and reality (topography of private/public space)
Location: Gallery Third Belgrade, Serbia
Date: October 5–20, 2012
Curator: Jelena Veljković (SRB)
Artists: Dušica Drazić (SRB), Irena Kelečević (SRB), Ivan Petrović (SRB), Mladen Bundalo (BiH), Mirjana Boba Stojadinovic (SRB), Lia Lapithi (CYP), Hristina Ivanoska (MKD), Raeda Saadeh (ISR), Saša Tkačenko (SRB), Slobodan Stošić (SRB), Vesna Zarev (SRB), Žolt Kovač (SRB), Ministarstvo prostora (SRB), KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič) (SLO), Anja Medved (SLO), Polonca Lovšin (SLO), Jasna Hribernik & Zmago Lenardič (SLO), Tanja Lažetić & Dejan Habicht (SLO)
About the exhibition
“Personal and cultural identity is bound up with place; a topo-analysis is one exploring the creation of self- identity through place. Geographical experience begins in places, reaches out to others through spaces, and creates landscapes or regions for human existence.”
Christopher Tilley, A Phenomenology of Landscape: Places, Paths and Monuments
The exhibition aims in conditions of wider understanding of the gallery space of Third Belgrade to bring together works of local, regional and international artists with a focus on the work related to geographic experience, specific mechanisms and strategies that could reinterpret, restore, question or emphasize the unique character of a particular space.
In establishing a broader framework of the exhibition I used the dialectical theory of space based on the analysis of urban phenomena by introducing the principle of polarity. The first in a series of pairs of contrarieties is already listed in the subtitle of the exhibition (private/public) around which the other bipolar relationships are in radial positioning: the relationship between nature and culture, the natural and artificial environment, the relationship between center and periphery; correlation between reality and possibilities of democratic action in public space, subject and object in the field of spatial relationships and visual habits; then about determinism and freedom, collective and individual perceptions of urban and natural toponyms.
In the constellations of irreversible changes in character and structure of cities and natural resources as the primary places for democracy, satisfaction and safety, the uprising question is: How individuals or groups can manage to find place of persisting the processes of neo-liberal economy in the situation of various daily pressures – a place that can offer shelter/distance from the new system of ideology, economic and social limitations?
By conducting research of this type and moving through different spaces artists and cultural workers constitute through the medium of street and guerrilla art, paintings, photographs, installations, documentations and video work, the capacity and flexibility of the existing system, as well as different ways of delivering within a given cultural milieu. In the frame of the exhibition a current phenomena within the context of finding a private-public space through kinesthetic relationship between the observer, place and environment are located with a unique artistic topoanalysis. In the space between the real and specific realities, the viewer is offered the possibility of moving in various routes. This kind of stratification and dynamization of gazes initiates an active position in the process of reviewing the collective and intimate experience, through the mental and spatial summaries of certain factors, either in the shoes of tourists or regular urban walkers.
KOLEKTIVA art group (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič) participates with the video Special Place in the City – Graz (2006). Curator Jelena Veljković included in her exhibition the entire program Video in Progress 2: City Perspectives, curated by Metka Zupanič and Vesna Bukovec.