Exhibitions

Work in Progress. Reflections on Communities Beyond Capitalism

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 | Exhibitions | Comments Off on Work in Progress. Reflections on Communities Beyond Capitalism

Exhibition: Work in Progress. Reflections on Communities Beyond Capitalism
Venue: Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
Date: 10 November – 8 December 2022

Participating: Vesna Bukovec, Tia Čiček, Ana Čigon, Andrea Knezović

About the exhibition

The November exhibitions at Škuc Gallery are now traditionally prepared in cooperation with local cultural practitioners, looking for alternative ways to work in the cultural field and create exhibitions of contemporary art. This year, the cooperation took place between cultural workers and artists Vesna Bukovec and Ana Čigon and the artistic director of Škuc Gallery, Tia Čiček. The complementary discursive programme was prepared by the artist and writer Andrea Knezović. The project and the exhibition Work in Progress. Reflections on Communities Beyond Capitalism, which will be on view from 10 November to 7 December, shed light on the precarious and dangerous social situation in which today’s worker is thrust. The exhibition creates a temporary point of support with a co-working space or room for the exchange of opinions, with spaces for rest and learning, as well as an entry point into the process of unlearning unjust and harmful work structures.

More info at Škuc Gallery’s website

Thanks: Društvo ŠKUC, Elvis Krstulović, Iva Kovač, Jadranka Vesel, Jonathan Crary, Katja Praznik, Knjižnica REČI, Kristina Božič, Mesto žensk, Miha Kelemina, Mirovni inštitut, Mojca Senegačnik, Prostorož, Striburger, Svetlana Slapšak, Tea Jarc, Urška Aplinc, Založba Sanje, Založba Sofia, Založba /*cf, Zavod Transakcija

Production: Galerija Škuc
Partner: SCCA-Ljubljana

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Exhibition events:

19. 11. from 6 pm until 6 am: Nocturnalities: Bargaining Beyond Rest |Full night artistic research event – from dusk till dawn
24. 11. at 6 pm: Discussion on labour
2. 12. at 6 pm: Discussion on communities
6. 12. at 6 pm: viewing of the exhibition and evaluation of the project with Vesna Bukovec, Ana Čigon and Tia Čiček

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Among my drawings, the new series of drawings The Heritage (2022), the drawing A different world is possible (2021) and a selection from the series And yet I do bother (2019) are included in the exhibition.

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Exhibition openening
Photo: Janez Zalaznik and Simao Bessa, Galerija Škuc

Be(com)ing a Woman

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 | Exhibitions | Comments Off on Be(com)ing a Woman

Exhibition: Be(com)ing a Woman / (P)ostati ženska
Venue: Museum of Recent History Celje (MNZC), Celje, SI
Date: 8 March – 31 Avgust 2022

With the exhibition Be(com)ing a Woman, the museum opens the space for reflection on intimate feelings and gender awareness, social relations and the representation of women in museums. It places the personal stories of individuals next to the collective ones and explores where the boundaries between the personal and the social are and where the intersections are, where our individual experiences become part of the common.

The exhibition also includes artworks by Vesna Bukovec and Lea Culetto.

Curator: Urška Repar
Associates: Maja Antončič, Katja Pur
Design: Neža Penca
Videos at the exhibition: Maja Hodošček, Nuša Ofentavšek

Along with the exhibition a collection of written contributions was published. Authors of the texts are: Maja Antončič, Tea Hvala, Nuša Komplet Peperko, Katja Pur, Urška Repar, dr. Polona Sitar and dr. Svetlana Slapšak.

MNZC prepares numerous public guided tours and events to accompany the exhibition. Part of the programme is also prepared by the Center for Contemporary Arts Celje.

More (in Slovene): MNZC website in CSU website

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I participate with the series of drawings Ali me nočete, ker sem kritična / Do you not want me, because I’m critical (2012)

Inertia Moment of Resistance / Dialogue Vesna Bukovec : Janez Zalaznik

Thursday, January 27th, 2022 | Exhibitions | Comments Off on Inertia Moment of Resistance / Dialogue Vesna Bukovec : Janez Zalaznik

Exhibition: Inertia Moment of Resistance / Dialogue Vesna Bukovec : Janez Zalaznik (Vztrajnostni moment upora / Dialog Vesna Bukovec : Janez Zalaznik)
Venue: Savinov likovni salon, Žalec, SI
Date: 27 January – 5 March 2022

Curator: Vesna Teržan

About the exhibition

The dialogue between the visual artist Vesna Bukovec and Janez Zalaznik is a summary of the inertia moment of modern globalized society, which revolves around the city and delves into the abyss of neoliberal capitalism. The dialogue of two visual artists is a dialogue of two generations, each in their own way dealing with the role of visual art in contemporary society.

The project is a mix of drawings and graphics by Vesna Bukovec with photographs by Janez Zalaznik, which were taken at anti-government protests in the last two years and express two possible creative spaces that reflect social reality.

Organized by Zavod za kulturo, šport in turizem Žalec. Support: Žalec Munucipality

Invitation card (pdf)
Exhibition leaflet (pdf)

www.zkst-zalec.si

Savinov likovni salon, Žalec
Šlandrov trg 25, 3310 Žalec

Open: Mon-Fri: 10.00 – 17.00, Sat: 10.00 – 13.00.
Free entrence.

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Press clipping:

 


ZKŠT Žalec, snemanje: Videoprodukcija Robert Gaber

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My works at the exhibition:

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Exhibition view
(photo: Janez Zalaznik, Vesna Bukovec)

Based on True Stories

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 | Exhibitions | Comments Off on Based on True Stories

Exhibition: Based on True Stories. Račka Festival 2022: Spaces and Articulations of Sexuality. Over Overview exhibition and Series of Performances
Venue: Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, SI
Date: 14 January – 17 April 2022

Participating artists: Asiana Jurca Avci, Jaka Babnik, Boris Beja, Goran Bertok, Saša Bezjak, Sara Bezovšek, Rajko Bizjak, Vesna Bukovec, Andrej Brumen Čop, Lea Culetto, Vuk Ćosić, Ana Čigon, Andreja Džakušič, Eclipse (Tina Kolenik in Samira Kentrić), Mina Fina, Olja Grubić, Dejan Habicht, Betina Habjanič, Leonora Jakovljević, Žiga Kariž, Iztok Klančar, Andrea Knezović, Tatiana Kocmur, Tanja Lažetić, LEALUDVIK, Aprilija Lužar, Slađana Mitrović, Keiko Miyazaki, Peter Mlakar, Iza Pavlina, Tadej Pogačar, Arjan Pregl, Franc Purg, Sara Rman, Miha Satler, Zvonka T. Simčič, Nataša Skušek, Tomo Stanič, Ana Straže, Iva Tratnik, Manja Vadla, Tadej Vaukman, Noemi Veberič Levovnik, Valerie Wolf Gang

Performances: 15 and 16 April 2022
Saša Bezjak, Olja Grubić, IvAnKe, Iztok Klančar, Tatiana Kocmur

Curators: Irena Čerčnik, Maja Hodošček

Račka Festival, a project spanning over several years that deals with the relationship between sexuality and art, ends with a comprehensive exhibition of selected artworks created in Slovenia from the 1990s to the present day, as well as a series of performances prepared especially for this edition of the festival. The exhibition Based on True Stories. Račka Festival 2022: Spaces and Articulations of Sexuality presents various contents and spaces of the sexual that have emerged in contemporary Slovenian art production, as well as different approaches to them in art. It is divided into three content areas  body, liberation, intimacy  and will be shown at the Gallery of Contemporary Art, Likovni salon and Račka Gallery, including mediums from painting, objects, drawings, photography, video, installation to performance.

Excerpt from curatorial text

More about the exhibition

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I am participating with the video Endless Game (2006).

Endless Game

Beyond Borders

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 | Exhibitions | Comments Off on Beyond Borders

Exhibition: Beyond Borders
Venue: Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti KGLU, Slovenj Gradec, SI
Date: 10 December 2021 – 20 March 2022

Participating artists: Tara Najd Ahmadi, Francis Alÿs, Nika Autor, Boris Beja, Lonie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Center for Political Beauty, Vesna Bukovec, Lana Čmajčanin, Ana Teresa Fernández, Jošt Franko, Majd Abdel Hamid, Ibro Hasanović, Maja Hodošček, IRWIN, Dejan Kaludjerović, Alojz Krivograd – Futy, Andreja Kulunčić, Richard Alexander Lou, Jure Markota, Alban Muja, Valentin Oman, Mark Požlep, Lara Reichmann, Sandra Schubert, Jože Suhadolnik in Mateja Kotnik, ŠKART, Helene Thümmel & Ewelina Świnecka, Karl Vouk, Hannes Zebedin

Curators: Maja Antončič, Andreja Hribernik

About the exhibition

The international group exhibition Beyond Borders, a collaboration between the Centre for Contemporary Arts Celje and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška, will be presented in two venues, striving for different conceptual focuses through a common idea, expanding and transforming them through the artworks and the artists presented in the two galleries. By attempting to contextualise the themes and artworks in a flexible way, we also try to go beyond the boundaries of the purely physical transfer of the exhibition.

The history of mankind can be read as a history of defining and shifting territorial boundaries. Over the centuries, both the way borders are drawn, and their role has been changing. Since the end of the feudal social order, borders have been increasingly associated with national belonging and national identity, but today they are primarily a means of controlling flows of people and thus represent a complex socio-political phenomenon that has a decisive impact on people’s lives. In defining an individual’s or a nation’s identity, the border appears as an element included either in representations of historical struggles for citizenship and heterogeneous cultural struggles or in utopias and ideas for transforming the world’s common democratic imperative.

The exhibition Beyond Borders presents fragments of reflection on the influences of borders that define people’s living space, push them to the margins of society, make it difficult for them to live in dignity and change their identity. We want to encourage reflection on certain border areas that have raised permanent problems over the last thirty years or where border-related situations have worsened. In their works, the artists outline the real stories and testimonies of groups and individuals in civil society, whose lives have been affected by political borders. Through the artistic interventions presented, they interpret the causes and consequences of the divides in different geopolitical landscapes. They highlight situations related to border crossings and travel, the issue of minority rights, language, citizenship and work, and the separation of families. They talk about the current state of migration flows in Europe. In some projects, they move from utopian potentials to solutions with an activist undertone.

More about the exhibition

The international group exhibition Beyond Borders, a collaboration between the Centre for Contemporary Arts Celje and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška, will be presented in two venues, striving for different conceptual focuses through a common idea, expanding and transforming them through the artworks and the artists presented in the two galleries. By attempting to contextualise the themes and artworks in a flexible way, we also go beyond the boundaries of the purely physical transfer of the exhibition.

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At the exhibition in Celje I’ve participated with graphic prints In Search of Freedom (Ecce Homo), 2016

At the exhibition in Slovenj Gradec I participate with a new project World Without Borders (2021) with postcards and series of 9 drawings.

Slovensko | English
Contact

Vesna Bukovec is a contemporary visual artist based in Slovenia.

She is a member of the art group KOLEKTIVA

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