What and whom is it that the creative energy is connected with, why and how does it arise? The ones who create do not even concern themselves with it, great volumes indeed have already been written about it and about the art springing from it, volumes were written about artists who carry it within and turn it without.
Jasna Hribernik is a film director and one of the more important Slovenian intermedia creators, who, besides creating art videos, also works in the field of documentary film, video and light installations and objects, and spatial interventions. For several decades now, she has been successfully operating in Slovenian and international venues but had no recent comprehensive presentations.
The exhibition of photographer Meta Krese will be hitherto the most comprehensive presentation of her photographic series and cycles. The photographer is among the most prominent Slovenian photojournalists. In fact, she is the first woman photojournalist to establish herself in this predominantly male profession.
While this will be the first presentation of the works by the academy-trained painter Jurij Kalan at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana, it will also be his most comprehensive presentation to date. The artist represents a very high artistic level in contemporary fine art, with a very extensive oeuvre that mainly focuses on figurative art.
The exhibition’s title relates to the thought of the philosopher Timothy Morton, who, in his book Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence, defined the ecosystem as interconnectedness and ecological thought as thinking about interconnectedness, as well as what should philosophy of ecology be in this Anthropocene era.