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)
Exhibition: Izbrana video dela / Selected videos, solo exhibition by KOLEKTIVA
Location: Centralna postaja, Koroška cesta 5, Maribor, SI
Date: July 12 – August 8, 2012, every night from 9 p.m. onwards
Opening view: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9 p.m.
Selector of Centralna postaja’s Video module: Aleksandra Saška Gruden
Art group KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič) is exhibiting selected videos within the Video module of Centralna postaja (Central Station) in Maribor.
List of videos:
- First Impression, July 12–21, 2012
- Hiteti ali biti temeljit?, July 22–31, 2012
- Special Place in the City – Graz, August 1–8, 2012
KOLEKTIVA, Special Place in the City – Graz, 2006, still
Exhibition: Women CIRCUS Museum_Phase 03
Location: Pavelhaus, Laafeld/Potrna 30, Bad Radkersburg, AT
Date:July 7 – August 18, 2012
Curated by: ACRYL (AT)
Artists: Saša Bezjak (SI), Sarah Bildstein (AT), Cym (NL), Gertraud Enzinger (AT), KOLEKTIVA: Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar and Metka Zupanič (SI), Renate Krammer (AT), Erika Lässer-Rotter (AT), Polona Maher (SLO), Barbara Predin (SI), Daniela Riedl (AT), Rene Rusjan (SI), Linda Maria Schwarz (AT), Johanna Serdinschek (AT), Edith Temmel (AT), Petra Varl (SI), Uta Weber (DE), Daphna Weinstein (IL)
ACRYL’s festival is called “Museum Frauen Circus”, in English “Women’s Circus Museum”, that moves around like a circus and changes their annual show. With containers filled with works of art it establishes contacts in cultural locations enlarging the presentation platform for feminine contemporary art and simultaneously uses the cultural infrastructure location. The name “Museum” stresses that it is a serious work and is serious in what is presented in the exhibitions.
Invitation and program (pdf)
The ACRYL group (founded in 2009 by artists Angelika Thon, Cym, Renate Krammer and Linda Maria Schwarz) represents a collection of artists whose aims are primarily the presentation of female artists and women in general in rural Styria, a region of Austria. The group interconnects women in the region and also from outside and thus promotes important artistic contacts at national and international level (intercultural competence). Team, communication skills and the promotion of self-confidence through social and personal contacts are the foundation of their association and its work.
KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič) is participating with the project Hiteti ali biti temeljit? (digital print, video (3′25″), 2004).
The work is a result of a public action of KOLEKTIVA performed on a residency in Nottingham, UK in 2004. The title is a Slovene sentence, which was publicly displayed in the centre of Nottingham city. Each word has its English translation and phonetic transcription, taken directly from a Slovene-English dictionary. Each word has several translations, which generate subtle differences in meaning. The phrase cannot be translated exactly, leaving space for people to compose their own sentence. The video shows random people trying to pronounce these Slovene words. The structure of power held by native speakers of dominant world languages (such as English) is subverted, as we ask them to pronounce Slovene words.
Festival: 13th Maremetraggio, International Short Film and Debut Works Festival
Location: Trieste, IT
Date: July 1-7, 2012
It’s All Right, Slovenia Play_01, video umetnost
July 1-3, 2012
Opening reception: Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at 7.30 p.m.
Foyer of Teatro Verdi, Riva III Novembre 1, 34121 Trieste, IT
Participating artists: Vesna Bukovec, Ana Čigon, Aleksandra Saška Gruden, Maša Jazbec, Zmago Lenárdič, Nika Oblak & Primož Novak, Špela Pavli, Mark Požlep, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Pila Rusjan, Robertina Šebjanič & Suzana Grau
Curated by: Manuel Fanni Canelles (IT)
The festival Maremetraggio won’t be only cinema, but it will open for the first time to another artistic language based on the creation and reproduction of images moving inside a screen: the video art. This particular form of expression will be explored through a dedicated event, ironically titled “It’s all right”. The curator of the event will be Manuel Fanni Canelles and the exibition will be realized thanks to the collaboration of Verdi Theatre and the Artistic and Cultural Association Coreofficina. The neighboring Slovenia with its artists will be the protagonist of the works that will be host inside the foyer of the Theatre from the 1st to the 3rd of July in an installation composed by a series of screens, that will proposed in loop several art videos. The contrast between the perfect aesthetics of the Lirical Theatre and the videos presented, that communicate the uneasyness of contemporary man, is a choice that amplifies the strenght of works in exposition.
Photo: Maremetraggio Archive