When gesture becomes event
Artists presented at the exhibition: Anna Artaker, Nika Autor, Renate Bertlmann, Katharina Cibulka, Lana Čmajčanin, Magdalena Frey, Anna Jermolaewa, Roberta Lima, Polonca Lovšin, Dorit Margreiter, Ursula Mayer, Marjetica Potrč, Constanze Ruhm, Maruša Sagadin, Maja Smrekar, The Golden Pixel Cooperative.
The group exhibition, following an initial concept by Tanja Prušnik focuses on the emancipatory potential of art, enabling a platform for the practice of solidarity, alongside the possibilities and imponderabilities that are associated with it. The exhibition aims to initiate a new grammar for a diversity orientated “groundless solidarity“. Reflective on the conditions under which an individual gesture, can transform into a collective force, whilst interrupting a seemingly normal course of action, and thus becomes an event itself.
Sixteen polyphonic, critical, constructive, and imaginative artistic voices, draft a feminist vocabulary with strategies, forms of action, and utopian ventures - helping to rethink collective action, cooperation, solidarity, and shared existences.
The group exhibition including Austrian and Slovenian artists is the largest project in the context of the Austrian-Slovenian Year of the Neighbourhood Dialogue 2019/2020. It is primarily dedicated to construct a space for discourse, but also to exhibit contemporary work and highlight the collaboration in art and culture. The exhibition is the result of the cooperation between the Mestne galerije Ljubljana and the Künstlerhaus Wien.
Production: City Art Gallery Ljubljana / Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana & Künstlerhaus WienExhibition curators: Alenka Gregorič & Felicitas Thun-HohensteinArtists: Anna Artaker, Nika Autor, Renate Bertlmann, Katharina Cibulka, Lana Čmajčanin, Magdalena Frey, Anna Jermolaewa, Roberta Lima, Polonca Lovšin, Dorit Margreiter, Ursula Mayer, Marjetica Potrč, Constanze Ruhm, Maruša Sagadin, Maja Smrekar, The Golden Pixel CooperativeTexts: Alenka Gregorič & Felicitas Thun-HohensteinThe exhibition was made possible by: Ministry of culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Slowenisches Kulturinformationszentrum SKICA, City of Ljubljana, Department for Culture, City of Vienna, Austria kultur
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 11:00–14:00