Artists presented at the exhibition: Špela Čadež (in collaboration with Zarja Menart and Anka Kočevar), Olja Grubić, Duša Jesih, Simona Semenič and Nada Žgank, Maja Smrekar, Viktor Bernik, Žiga Kariž, Gorazd Krnc, Arjan Pregl, Miha Štrukelj, Sašo Vrabič
Following the group exhibitions Better Doggy Style Than No Style in 2016 and Prrrrrrr in 2018, which were all-male and all-female exhibitions respectively, we are planning to join the same artistic forces in a new project. This time the authors will stage confrontations or connections between their fundamental ideas, revolving around a serious male-female discourse. The project aims to avoid the trap of moralizing and escalating gender identities by playing around with the idea of pussy and doggy style or with the discourse of “Women as Others”, which has been established among men through numerous myths about women. We will address this issue, which is yet to be refined, through preparations for the exhibition itself, including holding meetings and setting up a referential framework—an original music video with new accompanying segments, including works from already existing artistic productions.
Production: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana Curator: Mateja Podlesnik Artists: Špela Čadež (in collaboration with Zarja Menart and Anka Kočevar), Olja Grubić, Duša Jesih, Simona Semenič and Nada Žgank, Maja Smrekar, Viktor Bernik, Žiga Kariž, Gorazd Krnc, Arjan Pregl, Miha Štrukelj, Sašo Vrabič Texts by: Mateja Podlesnik Design by: Ajdin Bašić Technical realization: MGML Technical Department The project was made possible by: City of Ljubljana, Department for Culture
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 11:00–14:00
The series of videos presenting the artists’ preparations for the upcoming exhibition “Free Sun” in the City Art Gallery Ljubljana continues with Miha Štrukelj. His video outlines the creation of Štrukelj’s work titled “Trolldomsfjellet”, which is a Norwegian word for magic mountain.
Due to the current situation, we have understandably postponed the opening of the exhibition “Free Sun” to a later date. Fortunately, however, artists that will present themselves in the upcoming show have been emerging from their self-isolation.
Under normal circumstances, 16 April 2020 should mark the opening of the exhibition (ironically) titled “Free Sun” at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana. The project was envisaged to present contemporary fine artists. We hope that the exhibition will take place as soon as possible.