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Breda Pivk: 3π MULTIVERSE

Date: 06/05/2011 until 21/05/2011

Location: Gallery KiBela, Maribor – Slovenia

Organisers / Producers:  ACE KIBLA

 

Within X-OP eXchange of art Operators and Producers, KIBLA Association for Culture and Education has issued a call for a month-long X-OP residence in Maribor for an artist, theoretician, producer or art critic. The April residence in Maribor – the 3π Multiverse intermedia project by Breda Pivk – will be presented in Kibela gallery from 6 to 21 May 2011.

The 3π Multiverse intermedia project is an experimental, multilayered, metaphoric artistic project related to topical theories of contemporary cosmology and quantum physics based on the assumptions that our visible universe is only one of the uncountable co-existing parallel universes. It is about an active integration of scientific findings with artistic creations, the interlacement providing new experiential dimensions and an actual transition from old paradigms of our existence to new potential realities.

Kibla photo archive (Photo: Boštjan Lah)

 
Claudia Hirtl, Christine Ljubanović: YAM Val / Wave / Welle: Pariz, Dunaj, Jeruzalem, Maribor

Date: 22/04/2011 until 04/05/2011

Location: Gallery KiBela, Maribor – Slovenia

Organisers / Producers:  ACE KIBLA

 

Exhibition YAM Val / Wave / Welle by C. HIRTL & C. LJUBANOVIĆ provides insight into the debut of the collaboration between Hirtl and Ljubanovic that took place in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1996 — in the context of the International Theater and Performance Festival PHENOMENA. Over several years both artists have continued their project and have articulated their idea via different kinds of media and techniques.
1996 Invitation to the International Theater and Performance Festival PHENOMENA, Jerusalem (Israel) — Shared planning of a performance and exhibit (lasting for six days) —adaptation of the oeuvres: HIRTL / LJUBANOVIĆ (painting / graphic work) — Signs and Alphabets — Tempera painting »impressit«: Alphabets & Signs, Letters / Lands, original printing techniques, video »W« — Design for Space of Performance: YAM as synonym for Jerusalem: Ocean / Wave translated from the four dominant alphabets of the city: Hebrew, Arabic, Armenian, and Latin — Live Performance at Night: »Writing« via stencils and paint pigments — Live broadcast to an exhibition space of the Festival facility. C. Hirtl, Austrian painter, works in Vienna.

Kibla photo archive (Photo: Boštjan Lah)

 
X-OP Platform Helsinki 2

29th of March -10th of April 2011

Myymälä2 gallery, Uudenmaankatu 23, MAA-tila, Albertinkatu 19
Organisers: Art School MAA together with Myymälä2

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DAN OKI: Generatio Aequivoca

Date: 01/04/2011 until 19/04/2011

Location: Gallery KiBela, Maribor – Slovenia

Organisers / Producers:  ACE KIBLA

 

Art is always posing questions about impulses that bring an artist to the processes and results we call artworks, and about duties of an artist as an important element of any given society. In this heterogeneous time of parallel worlds it is impossible to find a uniform answer to this complex question. In spite of the relativity of the role and the position of an artist in the contemporary society, no artist can avoid their own lives being present in their production. First-hand experience or imaginary impulses are reflected as the most significant impact field which authors transform on the basis on their own ethical and world-view perspectives, be it society-related or strictly intimate by nature. All fiction and social commentary holds a piece of their author’s reality, each imagination brings reference to past experience, and each dream is a specific version of reality. Therefore, the simplest, the most effective and the only sensible way to comprehend the artistic production of Dan Oki is through the course of his life, which can give the most thorough answer to any question about the positioning and interpretation of his wide-ranging, experiment-based expression.
In the case of Dan Oki we need to go back to his early childhood, when he was given a super 8mm camera as a present. This marked the start of a great obsession of filming various sometimes very particular and seemingly trivial situations in his environment: after merely documenting his surroundings at first, he later – influenced by the rich tradition of experimental film – started to explore more complexly designed narratives and formal impacts of film language. Despite his young age and an amateur approach, his early films reflected special poetics and an immense devotion to this medium, which he was taking in by eruditely following film production. While studying political science and journalism at the Zagreb faculty, Oki tried to make his infinite love of creative production formal and enter an arts or film academy, but with no success. Thus, he bypassed the classical art education, which directs a young artist to a well-trodden path to technical command of drawing and painting, introduction to the theory of visual arts and a wider insight into the history of contemporary art currents. This was one of the reasons for his expression to remain highly specific: as an artist he stayed true to film as a means of self-expression of his original aspirations, he took up performance as an instrument of direct expression through the object-like nature of your own body and mind as the basic carriers of meaning, and photography to document these activities, which were usually unannounced and realised in the absence of an audience. 1991 brought a radical change. Dan Oki was accepted to De Vrije Art Academy in Den Haag, the Netherlands. Meanwhile, a war and a dark decade of ideological tension started in his home country. This all had a big impact on his further development as an individual and as an author. His new environment brought him the possibility to experiment more thoroughly with new media, which opened up new worlds in the field of motion picture as the core of his creative production. Since the moment he entered more determinedly the field of diverse artistic media, which he started to mix and match, his overall expression has acquired entirely new dimensions, new impetus and new focal points, without giving up his specific (film-inspired) starting point. As an artist he had been facing his personal and professional challenges by relying on his Dutch context and international collaborations, until he suddenly returned home, where he now teaches at the Split Arts Academy and works as a distinctively multimedia oriented artist. In his work, Dan Oki combines principles of what often seems incompatible: experimental film, computer database, video, computer animation, photography, performance, web projects and feature film. He brings all these tools, media and means together to conceptually comprehend individual elements; whether the focus is on formal explorations or on the narrative, the final arbiter is always the spectator.

Kibla photo archive (Photo: Boštjan Lah)

 
Jože Šubic: Nine Stations of Your Taste

Date: 18/03/2011 until 30/03/2011

Location: Gallery KiBela, Maribor – Slovenia

Organisers / Producers:  ACE KIBLA

 

Having graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana (1984), painter Jože Šubic (Maribor, 1958) entered the Slovenian fine art scene in the era when new image was flourishing. He has been exhibiting continually since 1981 both in solo and group settings, participated at art colonies at home and abroad and received several awards for his works. His techniques include painting, drawing, and graphic art. Since 2000, his creativity in fine art has been expanding ever more from the graphic surface, which was at first marked by figural art, and later increasingly by sensual layers of colour, to space and the material reality. His spatial installations embrace objects from everyday life, organic materials, which are then transfigured into meaning-charged objects that broadly address the spectator by way of their associative power. Wood, iron, plastic, leather, skilfully worked and fused into new poetical wholes, are displayed throughout the space.
The artist has inventively reinstated a dialogue between the specificity of the space and visual elements, the so-called objects-stations of taste: 1. Govori z menoj / Talk to me. 2. Dan in noč bar / Day and Night Bar. 3. Opraševalke / Pollinators. 4. Do neba poslinjen / Slobbered up to the skies. 5. Iztisnjeni popki / Squeezed gemmae. 6. Nabiralec solz / Tears collector. 7. Banquet. 8. Senseless kiss for sale. 9. Brbotajoče orgle / Bubbling organs. In Šubic’s installation, the accurately elaborated objects are unique mediators. They are composed of various materials, the basic construction is of wood, in spots worked with copper, fur and leather, receptacles are made of baked clay and found objects are also added. Each object bears a different message or claim, inviting the visitor at the chapel to embark on a – not only outer visual-aesthetic, but also inner-contemplative – journey.

Kibla photo archive (Photo: Matej Kristovič)

 

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