The fifth edition of Preview Berlin fair, this time taking up the strategy of a curated sale exhibition, featured 47 selected galleries from around the world, with Kibela presenting the work Robot Partner 0.2 – Automated Table Modification by Stefan Doepner, who lives and works in Slovenia and Germany. The work of art was exhibited as part of his solo exhibition in KiBela last May.
The internationally renowned PREVIEW BERLIN 2009 – THE EMERGING ART FAIR in its fifth edition, alongside the major Berlin fair Art Forum Berlin, presents the most important Berlin fair event, traditionally excelling at the freshness of galleries and similar institutions, such as spaces for art, project spaces and alike, and particularly at selected artists and their works to be presented at the fair. Having the subtitle of LESS REGRESS – MORE CONGRESS, this year the fair taking up a new presentation strategy, disposing of the fair architecture, thus bringing the event closer to a curated exhibition.More Information
Exhibition Seduction by Mirjana rukavina and Sebastian Sauer emerges from the combination of “uncovered” and “covered” visual material: “available light” photography and selected poetry of the Ancient Greek philosopher Xenophanes of Colophon written in hexameter. Instead of a direct translation of timeless verses, which would demolish the poetry, the Ancient Greek was interpreted as spoken-word sound collage considering ancient particularities by the well-known Greek Opera Singer Zinovia-Maria Zafeiriadou, who lives and works in Slovenia and Greece.More Information
Annika Eriksson is a pioneer of the early 1990s artistic tendency to put real situations and social interaction into the center of project-oriented and performative art. Eriksson is known for initiating everyday situations, collective actions, and presentations that are manifest in video or film installations and as photographs in the exhibition space. The participants, or rather those who are portrayed, act within an artificial and playful frame provided by the artist, in which the ‘free speech’ of each action takes possession of the exhibition space in a largely autonomous manner. With minimal technical efforts, long-lasting takes and a fixed camera the filmic works mark out a transparent line of separation between documentation and staging, between reality and fiction, simultaneously playing with the idea of the group portrait, from August Sander to today’s obligatory I.D. photos of company employees.More Information
Date: 11/09/2009 until 26/09/2009
Location: Gallery KiBela, Maribor – Slovenia
Organisers / Producers: ACE KIBLA
Exhibition Subsidized realities by Croatian artist Kristian Kožul.
The artist’s sculptures, objects and installations that question the traditional sculpture medium are marked by detailed execution and conscious playing with the aesthetics of kitsch. His works offer a new handling of interpreting the tradition, cultural and material heritage, identity, spectacle and power in the contemporary world. Subtle approach, combining what cannot be combined and the daring, bravely nearing the limit of distaste, are the common denominators of works by Kristian Kožul.More Information
Europes largest festival on digital arts and cultures & arguably the most longstanding globally.
Results: networking for possible X-OP affiliates and possible Artist-in-Residence candidates, Promotion of X-OP ; our team member Bernhard Böhm was in charge of coordinating projects and media coverage for the Ars Electronica on the main square of Linz including the pavillion of the “Japan Media Arts Festival”