VIS-À-VIS
Maribor Art Gallery collection and 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine collection
UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6, Maribor
opening: Friday, 21 April 2017, at 19:00

The exhibition VIS-À-VIS establishes a relationship between artworks from the Maribor Art Gallery collection and the international contemporary art collection 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine from Metz in France. Maribor and Metz thus ally through artistic dialogues in different languages and in tackling different topics. The diverse artistic approaches generated from various time periods and geographical areas converge in many ways. Instead of answering questions, the exhibition broadens the integration of artworks, opens a space for new experience, and offers opportunities for deliberation and immersion. By pursuing universal aspects of the artistic message, it erases the apparent boundaries of language, space, and time. But above all, it desires inquisitive viewers who will take its outspokenness with them and bring it − to the streets, home, into being.

Artists: Nika Autor (SLO), Álvaro Barrios (COL), Sandi Červek (SLO), Ivan Dvoršak (SLO), Patrick Faigenbaum (FRA), Marco Godinho (PRT), Marie-Ange Guilleminot (FRA), Zdenko Huzjan (SLO), Hao Jingfang & Wang Lingjie (CHN/FRA), Petra Kapš (SLO), Stojan Kerbler (SLO), David Lamelas (ARG/FRA), Polona Maher (SLO), Claire Morel (FRA), Roman Opalka (POL/FRA), Alen Ožbolt (SLO), Ludvik Pandur (SLO), Zora Plešnar (SLO), Marko Pogačnik (SLO), Oto Rimele (SLO), Karin Sander (DEU), Mira Sanders (BEL), Simona Šuc (SLO), Fiona Tan (IDN/NLD), Sašo Vrabič (SLO), Ian Wilson (USA)

Exhibition curator: Andreja Borin
Exhibition design: Andreja Borin & Simona Šuc
Graphic design: Matej Koren Studio
Translations: Ksenija Vidic

More information about 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine collection: www.fraclorraine.org

PRESS RELEASE

High resolution images:
Álvaro Barrios, El Mar Caribe, 1971 - 2004, installation, courtesy of 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
Fiona Tan, Dawnside Up, 2002, b&w video with sound, courtesy of 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
Mira Sanders, Silent China, 2007, video with sound, courtesy of 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
Patrick Faigenbaum, Famille Sforza-Cesarini, 1986, b&w photograph, courtesy of 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
Sašo Vrabič, Waiting for Karin, 2008, charcoal on paper, 217 x 101 cm, courtesy of Maribor Art Gallery
Stojan Kerbler, Girl, 1976, b&w photograph, courtesy of Maribor Art Gallery
Zora Plešnar, Reflexion 2, 1971, b&w photograph, courtesy of the artist