UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2, 
opening : Friday, 16 December 2016, at 19:00, lower ground floor 

OFF THE HOOK is a travelling exhibition project with which DobraVaga is continuing its cooperation with UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, which visited Ljubljana with the Made in Maribor exhibition of contemporary work by Maribor artists. DobraVaga is an exhibition and project space, gallery and open studio, whose programme places an emphasis on various contemporary artistic approaches and exploration by the younger generation of artists. The venue is designed as a junction for stimulating creativity, interpersonal connections, dialogue, active support, encouraging exhibitions, communicating with the audience and promoting contemporary artistic production, and aims to advance this platform with the visiting exhibition. Taken literally, the exhibition title winks at the identity of DobraVaga as a gallery in a former fish market, while at the same time promising a truly interesting and exciting event with its idiomatic meaning. The exhibition aims to provide the international professional and general public with a glimpse of the current contemporary production of artists working within the framework of DobraVaga. The selected authors masterfully create with various artistic media, from painting, collages, graphic art and digital print to drawing. It is precisely the point of decisive exploration, invention and persistent examination of new artistic languages that connects the selected artists of various generations and provenances. They are also linked by an inclination for exploring the artistic canvas, evident in the form of characteristic strokes, playing with the effects of colours, blank areas, lines, prints, manners of reproduction, collaging and combinations of techniques and materials. The variety of artistic approaches and topics, illustrated with the setup in the exhibition space itself, invites the viewer to pay attention, to discover and to enjoy an aesthetic experience.

Curator: Lara Plavčak
Design: Žiga Artnak
Project Manager: Piera R. June
Organisation: Kino Šiška | DobraVaga and UGM l Maribor Art Gallery |

Images for the publishing: 
Jaka Vatovec  Marko K. Gavez Nez Pez Nina Čelhar Simon Kocjančič 

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