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Exhibitions

Current
Viktor Bernik HA, HA, HA!
3. 6. 2020–31. 7. 2020

Viktor Bernik’s creative output is endowed with two distinctive features: referencing social reality and the use of various formal solutions. Bernik takes on contemporary society with playfulness and humour, shifting back and forth between the fields of painting and those of drawing, video, graphics as well as spatial installation, intervention and events.

Upcoming
Arjan Pregl
24. 9. 2020–6. 11. 2020

Arjan Pregl is a representative of the generation of Slovenian painters born in the first half of the 1970s, who began to be active in the Slovenian art milieu after graduating in the late 1990s. Pregl graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1998 under the mentorship of Metka Krašovec and Bojan Gorenc, and continued his education by enrolling in two postgraduate studies – painting (2001, under the supervision of Bojan Gorenc) and graphic design (2004, under the supervision of Lojze Logar).

Upcoming
Maja Smrekar
26. 11. 2020–4. 1. 2021

Maja Smrekar (1976) graduated from sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where she also completed her Master’s degree at the Department of Video and New Media. In her work, she thematizes radical social changes caused by using new technologies. In the Tobacco Gallery, she will present her latest project, in which she will address the question of what artificial intelligence can learn from dogs.

Past exhibitions

Bojan FajfrićThe Void
30. 1. 2020–13. 3. 2020
Bojan Fajfrić’s exhibition The Void conveys a specific manner of viewing history by conflating personal memories, collective historical consciousness and the inevitable events, while the use of non-linear timeline in his videos and films often turns them into speculative history.
Robertina ŠebjaničAquatic twilight_Lygophilia
5. 12. 2019–15. 1. 2020
Robertina Šebjanič engages in investigating living systems (bio art) and sound. Taking on the form of interactive installations on exhibition grounds, her research-based art projects primarily focus on cultural, political, and biological realities of both marine and freshwater ecosystems.
Yane Calovski & Hristina IvanoskaWayside (A performance yet to happen)
24. 10. 2019–22. 11. 2019
Wayside (A performance yet to happen) is the newest tandem project by Calovsky and Ivanoska, envisioning hypothetical exhibition programme for the unrealised Museum of Modern Art in Skopje, designed by polish architect Oskar Hansen in 1966.
Natalija VujoševićRome
30. 9. 2019–18. 10. 2019
There is something tenacious about the fragility with which Natalija Vujošević communicates her thoughts and emotions–insights and affects–in her referential installations. This determination is provoked by the hardly bearable mission she is conducting, and she conducts it on her own terms: the mission to contemplate banality. Instead of exposing, appropriating or laughing at banality she aims to actually and urgently contemplate it from a rather melancholic, yet critical, attitude. As Benjamin argued, it is in fact the state of ruin that materialistically exposes this remarkable conceptual combination of melancholia and critical vigour.
Anca Benera & Arnold EstefanThe Driving Force of all Nature
2. 7. 2019–9. 8. 2019
Benera and Estefan investigate conflict zones, past and present, and how they relate to the territory, water, other natural resources, technological progress and, of course, the eternal common denominator: profit.
Dejan KaludjerovićConversations: Ljubljana
26. 4. 2019–14. 6. 2019
"I think that we are, that most Slovenians are very humble, um, that we're nice, that we know how to take care of the environment, most of us do." (Alina, 10 years old)Growing up is political; we are conditioned ideologically and affectively by the social communities that surround us. Referring to this, Dejan Kaludjerović’s art project Conversations: Hula-Hoops, Elastics, Marbles and Sand (2013–present) reminds us of the fact that childhood is not spared from political reality and political thought, however much this period of life, often referred to as the age of innocence, may be devoid of social responsibility for the things that happen and will continue to happen in the future. 

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