Summer, Propositions for the Collection
UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6
Opening: Thursday 2 July 2009 at 18:00
The exhibition represents the artwork as a dynamic visual confrontation, from peaceful coexistence to severe conflict, but above all it focuses on the individuality of the artwork and on its radical impression on the viewer. The basic idea was to create an exhibition based on the ‘horizontal selection’ which reflects dense, maybe even provoking, interwoven, distinctive and diverse creative points of view; to ‘inhabit’ the gallery with different types of artwork; to go beyond art- genres; to confront the individual and the universal, local and global, private and public.
The exhibition presents over 60 artworks by 30 Slovene artists that represent the diversity and variety of today’s Maribor visual arts scene.
Artists: Nika Autor, Saša Bezjak, Andrej Brumen Čop, Ksenija Čerče, Mitja Ficko, Dušan Fišer, Darko Golija, Samuel Grajfoner, Aleksandra Gruden, Jasna Hribernik, Polona Maher, Iztok Maroh, Katja Majer, Marko Ornik & Yann Norry, Ana Pečar, Polona Petek, Borut Popenko, Uroš Potočnik, Nataša Prosenc, Oto Rimele, Mirjana Rukavina & Sebastian Sauer, son:DA, Katja Sudec, Natalija Šeruga, Igor Štromajer, Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt, Petra Varl, Roman Zel, Matjaž Wenzel.
Author and curator: Tomaž Brejc, art historian, critic and professor at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design. He is the author of several books about Slovene Impressionism, Modernism and Conceptual Art. He has worked as curator at numerous exhibitions including U3, Triennial of Slovene Contemporary Art in 1994 at Moderna galerija Ljubljana.
Co-curator: Andreja Borin, curator at Maribor Art Gallery