Recycle or Try / exhibition opening
UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2
openig: Friday, 17 March 2023, 19:00
post-opening event: Gramofonoteka, Tyrševa 7

You are invited to the opening of the exhibition Recycle or Try, the first collaboration between Maribor Art Gallery and Trampolin Studio.

The multidisciplinary creative studio Trampolin was founded in 2020 in Maribor by Tine Lugarič, Nenad Cizl and Andrija Šulić. While pursuing creative excellence in their professional field, Trampolin also strives to raise the level of creative energy in the city in general. With this in mind, the exhibition at UGM Studio is a result of their mission of creating didactic, creative, innovative and multidisciplinary events and introducing renowned names in creative fields to Maribor through cooperation and collaboration with organisations, individuals and others. They seek to inspire young and old to pursue creative interests and professions, and to strengthen the position of Maribor on the map of creative destinations. In the coming years, it is Trampolin’s goal to establish a platform called Martha, where their various ventures will connect and thrive. More on Martha coming soon!

UGM | Maribor Art Gallery is proud to present the exhibition Recycle or Try as the very first cooperation between Trampolin and a legacy institution in Maribor. Like Trampolin, we too recognise the great value in banding together, particularly of flourishing players in various creative fields in the city. Together we are pleased to offer a very special treat to our hometown, an exhibition of urban art by the Croatian graffiti and multidisciplinary artist Slaven Lunar Kosanović. Lunar is among the most recognisable and notable graffiti artists in Croatia with a well-established global network within the urban art communities from Seoul to Los Angeles, from Auckland to Amsterdam, going all the way back to the 1990s. Recycle or Try, Lunar's first large solo presentation in Maribor, carries a strong environmental message and poses the question of what individuals can do to reduce their ecological footprint, while also pointing out the responsibility of the industry that produces an overwhelming amount of unnecessary waste on a daily basis. Only recycled and reused materials, such as packaging and other rubbish, is used as the base for works on display in the exhibition.