The core visual story of the exhibition project Ripples: A Visual Diary of Water is narrated by cutting-edge water-themed photographs from the archives of the Dutch photography agency NOOR Images. The project is based on a re-questioning of gallery settings practice whether expensive frames, large formats and high-end display equipment really make the photographs and the exhibition more meaningful. Over 15 years of activity in Jakopič Gallery we have accumulated a lot of materials, which were up-cycled through the co-creative process. The concept and the experience of the exhibition it is also supported with soundscapes.
Ripples embody the idea of a chain reaction. It suggests that small actions and events can have far-reaching consequences that spread out like ripples in a pond, touching lives and impacting societies across generations.
The exhibition project Ripples casts out deeper, nuanced, transnational connections between the world through the overarching theme of water to explore global issues of the climate crisis, human life and social inequality. It offers a unique curated collection from NOOR’s immense visual archive, made by Stefano Carini and dr. Marija Skočir.
The exhibition features water-themed works of 12 photographers of the very well known Dutch photography agency. The display follows the path of water under the themes: Origins; Rituals; Resources; Conflict; Migrations; Extremes; Human Body and Joy.
When we talk about water, we must not neglect the connection between water and sound and their impact on the human body and life. That is why the curators decided to try to support the concept and the experience of the exhibition with soundscapes. They were created by musicians Breed and Ingmar Nieuwold. A special interpretive audio guide to the exhibition with a first-person narration by Water has been created to their music, which you can listen to by clicking on the link below:
Also the project aims to break the usual battle with time and the chasing of installation deadlines in the process of its exhibition. It will therefore evolve and complement itself over the course of its duration.
You can read about the preparations for the launch of our project and follow all the information about the accompanying events on our website and social media.
Meet the photographers of NOOR Images:
Pep Bonet: https://www.noorimages.com/pep-bonet
Andrea Bruce: https://www.noorimages.com/andrea-bruce
Alixandra Fazzina: https://www.noorimages.com/alixandra-fazzina
Stanley Greene (1949-2017): https://www.noorimages.com/stanley-greene
Tanya Habjouqa: https://www.noorimages.com/tanya-habjouqa
Yuri Kozyrev: https://www.noorimages.com/yuri-kozyrev
Bénédicte Kurzen: https://www.noorimages.com/benedicte-kurzen
Sebastian Liste: https://www.noorimages.com/sebastian-liste
Jon Lowenstein: https://www.noorimages.com/jon-lowenstein
Kadir von Lohuizen: https://www.noorimages.com/kadir-van-lohuizen
Sanne De Wilde: https://www.noorimages.com/sanne-de-wilde
Francesco Zizola: https://www.noorimages.com/francesco-zizola
THE RIPPLES PROJECT ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME:
14 February at 7 p.m.: Launch of the pop-up shop of Destilator Studio with products created from materials from past exhibitions of the Jakopič Gallery.
15 February at 5 p.m.: Guided tour with curators Stefano Carini and Dr Marija Skočir of the exhibition Ripples: A Visual Diary of Water.
14.–27. March: An artistic-promotional campaign for Ripples on the pillars of TAM-TAM; in collaboration with mentors and art school students.
22 March at 5 p.m.: On World Water Day we are organising an event in partnership with The Guardians of Rivers.
25 March 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Recycled paper making workshop for adults under the guidance of Maja Modrijan from Destilator Studio (applications are accepted until 22 March at email@example.com).
25 March at 4 p.m.: Family photographic workshop Magic Photogram (as part of the BOBRI festival).
1 April 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Cyanotype workshop for adults under the guidance of Matevž Paternoster (applications are accepted until 29 March at firstname.lastname@example.org).
6 April at 5 p.m.: Roundtable on Communicating and Visualising Water Science after the UN Conference in New York, to be held on the occasion of World Water Day (22 March).
15 April 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: First part of a two-day workshop on mosaics made of sea and river pebbles with Urška Ambrožič Potočnik. The second part of the workshop will beheld on Earth Day, 22 April.
5 May at 6 p.m.: Street Gallery TAM-TAM/ Jakopič Gallery: Exhibition of photographs by Metod Blejec on the making and community actions of the Ripples exhibition, opening and discussion
23 May at 6 p.m.: Sound Ripples, a meditative sound journey on the theme of Water with the sound therapists and musicians Sergeja Grögl and Ingmar Nieuwold.
26 May at 6 p.m. Lecture of the slovenian artist Marko Pogačnik: Earth as a water sphere with a taste for love
1 June at 6 p.m.: On Sava Day screening of the film One for the River: The Sava Story produced by Rok Rozman followed by a talk about the Sava river with Rozman and visual artists Metod Blejec and Una Rebić, who last year carried out the art project Flowalking ~ Sava.
Production: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, NOOR Images
Curator: Dr Marija Skočir (MGML), Stefano Carini (NOOR Images)
Photographers: Pep Bonet, Andrea Bruce, Alixandra Fazzina, Stanley Greene, Tanya Habjouqa, Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen, Sebastian Liste, Jon Lowenstein, Kadir von Lohuizen, Sanne De Wilde, Francesco Zizola
Expert help: Samira Damato, Julija Hoda
Graphic and exhibition design: Bojan Lazarevič (Agora Proars)
Creative production: Metod Blejec, Goran Medjugorac, Ingmar Nieuwold
Soundscapes: Breed, Ingmar Nieuwold
Exhibition production: O.K.vir, Technical Service MGML
This project was made possible by: Mestna občina Ljubljana
This project was supported by: Netherlands embassy in Ljubljana, Italian Cultural Institute of Ljubljana, Institut francais de Slovenie, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, JP VOKA SNAGA, Jadralni klub Jadro, Ribogojnica Fonda, Pizzeria Foculus, ICOM Slovenia
Collaborators: Destilator Studio, Sitar1920, Prima-tisk, The Guardians of Rivers, MU – Metod & Una, Balkan River Defence, Art of Spanda, Sergeja Grögl, Matevž Paternoster, Urška Ambrožič Potočnik, Višja strokovna šola Sežana, Srednja šola za oblikovanje in fotografijo Ljubljana, VIST - Faculty of Applied Sciences, Academy of Fine Arts and Design – ALUO, Marko Pogačnik, Rok Rozman, Soseska Soteska, TAM-TAM Ulična galerija
Media sponsor: TAM-TAM, Europlakat
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 10. a.m.-2 p.m.
Adults: 5 €
Students, people over the age of 60, unemployed, people with disabilities: 3 €
Family ticket: 9 €
ICOM, PRESS, SMD, students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, VIST – Higher School of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering – OTGO, Faculty of Design: Admission free
We recommend buying a combined ticket for the Jakopič Gallery and the Ljubljana City Museum: €10 / €7
Combined family ticket: 18 €
The price of the combined ticket also includes public guided tours, which include visits to both sites.
Guided tours of the exhibition: every Saturday at 4.30 p.m., start at Jakopič Gallery
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The Jakopič Gallery on 6 April 2023 hosted the event WATER: Science and Art: Communicating science of water and its importance through visual, artistic and media language. Scientific knowledge about water is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. This calls for an appropriate approach on how to better communicate this knowledge to the wider public through different channels in the future and raises the question of whether art can complement the strictly scientific approach of providing information about water.
On the occasion of the exhibition of the socially engaged photographer and member of Magnum Photos Susan Meiselas, Jakopič Gallery announces an open call for participation at the masterclass Photography Empowers for photographers and visual storytellers working with communities. Project applications proposals that aim to significantly enhance the visibility, inclusivity, engagement and empowerment of diverse communities in Slovenia are invited until 14 April 2023. Up to 12 selected photographers will take part in a free masterclass with Susan Meiselas and the renowned photography experts Lydia Matthews and Luciana Pinchiero.
On the occasion of the exhibition Ripples: A Visual Diary of Water, we will be holding an art-poster campaign on the theme of Water on Tuesday, 14 March from 10 a.m. on TAM-TAM pillars around Ljubljana in collaboration with students of different ages from ALUO, VIST, Višja strokovna šola Sežana and Srednja šola za oblikovanje in fotografijo Ljubljana and their mentors.
With the opening of the exhibition Ripples: A Visual Diary of Water, the Destilator pop-up shop was also launched at the Jakopič Gallery. In the sustainable spirit of the Ripples project, you can find in it useful recycled products - wallets, bags, maps and more - made from an old promotional flag and and a banner for our past exhibitions.
When we talk about water, we must not neglect the connection between water and sound and their impact on the human body and life. That is why the curators of the Ripples: A Visual Diary of Water exhibition decided to try to support the concept and the experience of the exhibition with soundscapes. They were created by musicians Breed and Ingmar Nieuwold.