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.
Four established intermedia artists (who mostly focus on the intersection of art, science, and new technologies) will present their latest projects on the theme of ethics-civilization-environment relations. These will reflect on some key segments of the relationship between humans and nature, which have brought society to the brink of what is an acceptable treatment of the environment. Four different artistic practices are connected with their common position and relation to the issue of our shared future beyond the current anthropocentrism in which humans have to step down from their position of superiority into an inclusive relationship with nature. We are, after all, merely a fragment of our complete ecosystem.
Although it is a perennial subject, its treatment is always welcomed. Lately, it has almost overwhelmed a large part of art projects, which points to how very relevant this subject is and how every progressive art statement in its direction is simultaneously a socially responsible gesture leading to reflections, which is one of the important challenges of contemporary art, as well as of the City Art Gallery Ljubljana’s program. As the German sociologist Ulrich Beck states in his work Risikogesellschaft (Risk Society), twentieth-century society was the “volcano of civilization”, right before the eruption. Selected artists will, through their works, present how they reflect on and see the reality of the 21st century, which we “just” entered.
Production: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana Curator: Barbara Sterle VurnikArtists: Miha Godec, Maja Smrekar, Urša Vidic, Boris BejaTexts by: Barbara Sterle VurnikCoordination and production: Maruša MegličDesign by: Novi kolektivizem 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
City Art Gallery Ljubljana is a dog-friendly gallery.
The City Art Gallery Ljubljana concludes 2022 with the exhibition of Mitja Ficko and Marko Jakše, which will remain on display until February 2023. An intermedia overview exhibition of Jasna Hribernik is opening in March, followed by a photographic exhibition by Meta Krese in May. Academic painter Jurij Kalan will receive its first presentation at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana in the autumn of next year, while 2023 will conclude with an intermedia group show, which will present works by Miha Godec, Urša Vidic, Maja Smrekar, and Boris Beja.