Guided tour of the exhibition Silent revolutions / Contemporary Design in Slovenia
UGM| Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6
Saturday, 14 July 2012 at 11.00
guided by: Maja Vardjan, exhibition curator and Katjusa Kranjc, arhitect and designer

Before closing of the exhibition Silent Revolutions exhibition curator Maja Vardjan and designer Katjusa Kranjc, will held a guided tour. The exhibition comprises a selection of design that marks the first two decades of this young European country. The exhibition does not focus only on the excellence of individual products, but also on their position in the broader context of contemporary Slovene design. This context changed considerably with the declaration of Slovenia’s independence in 1991 and with the sudden leap to a new free-market economy that followed. Therefore the exhibition does not only present products and designers, but also clients, producers and companies that paid an important, crucial role in the implementation of projects. It illuminates innovative approaches, new development trends, unusual visions, a new design mentality and good strategic navigation in the present, constantly changing economic conditions.

Maja Vardjan studied at the Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana. She was editor of the magazine Ambient and head of the programme at the gallery T5 Project Space. She is the author of Design in Dialogue and she publishes articles in Slovenian and foreign publications.

Architect and designer Katjusa Kranjc established design studio Raketa in 2005 together with designer Rok Kuhar. They designed interiors of restaurant Cubo, coffeehouse Moet, club Sputnik, restaurant Plato, hotel Cubo, all in Ljubljana and chairs for Stol, Kamnik, which are presented at the exhibition at UGM.