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)
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.
Exhibition: Slovenska kiparska razstava / 16th Slovene sculpture exhibition
Location: Ljubljana Town Hall, Mestni trg 1, Ljubljana, SI
Date: September 6–Ocotber 27, 2012
Selector: Petja Grafenauer
Organiser: Sculpture Association
Artists: 3kolektiv (Maša Gala, Eva Kastelic, Katja Felle), Jiŕi Bezlaj, Rok Bogataj, Anže Gallus Petelin, Saška Gruden, Anže Jurkovšek, Meta Kastelic, Boštjan Kavčič, KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič), Nina Koželj, Taja Lojk, Metoda Maj, Jernej Mali, Erik Mavrič, Loris Morosini, Boštjan Novak, Adrijan Praznik, Primož Pugelj, Kristina Rutar, Zoran Srdić Janežič, Nika Špan, Maruša Šuštar, Urška Toman and Dušan Turšič
From the fifty received works the exhibition selector and curator dr. Petja Grafenauer selected twenty four artists. The economic conditions influenced the selection as well as the concept of the exhibition, for in the “current unfavourable situation in which culture has found itself, it would be even more restricting than usual to demand from the artists to create a work on a narrowly defined theme in these poor production conditions. The tender therefore included all works that deal with or include sculptures, sculpting, sculptors, Slovene sculpture, sculpture in Slovenia, exhibition, sculpture exhibition or Slovene sculpture exhibition.”
This open concept accepted works by artists with a critical stance towards the position in which their field has found itself and who are aware and critical of the unfavourable situation of the little people. The exhibition will also present works that show development or persistence in personal artistic positions. The exhibited works indicate a lively and diverse sculpting practice, its context, persistence of the middle generation and encouraging activities of the younger generation.
At the opening of the exhibition KOLEKTIVA received a Spetial mention award by the jury (Petja Grafenauer, Lena Jevnik, Janez Koželj, Blaž Peršin, Zora Stančič). The jury gave the Mayor’s Award to the artist Meta Kastelic and the second Spetial mention award to the artist Erik Mavrič.
KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič) participates with the installation Lost in Communication (metal pipes, 2010-, various dimensions).
KOLEKTIVA, Lost in Communication, installation at the exhibition 16th Slovene sculpture exhibition, Town Hall, Ljubljana, 2012
Festival: 10th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS
Location: Ptuj, SI
Date: July 18 – September 1, 2012
The 10th edition of International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS will be held under the slogan DISPLAY (screen/show!). The word display has many meanings, but all of them fit perfectly with the aim of the festival. It is a shopwindow, a space, and a dialogue that we opened with many artists who will come to Ptuj to display their work, carry out a performance, or be a part of our artist in residence programme to get creative in the oldest town in Slovenia.
International Video Art exhibition from fourteen countries
July 18 – September 1, 2012
Exhibition space Art Stays, Krempljeva ulica 1, Ptuj, SI
Opening screening: Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 10 p.m. at Art Stays main stage, Slovenski trg, Ptuj
DVD Project is an international video art project organized by the Stichting Idee-fixe foundation (IDFX). The project currently includes young works from Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, France, Argentina, Austria, Macedonia, Italy, and Cuba. The Slovenian presentation of domestic artists is organized by KUD Art Stays, and will be seen for the first time at the festival Art Stays 2012 in Ptuj.
Participating artists in Slovenian edition of DVD Project: Nika Autor, BridA (Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica), Vesna Bukovec, Dušan Fišer, Maja Hodošček, Matej Modrinjak, son:DA, Sašo Vrabič
I am participating with the video When I wake up, I am going to create something beautiful (2011)