WORLD OF ART, School for curators and critics of contemporary art,
Exhibition & research project
Overview of visual art scene in ACC Metelkova City
September 6–25, 2012
Ljubljana, ACC Metelkova City, various venues
Rok Barborič, Iskra Beličanska, Matej Bizovičar, Edvin Dobrilovič, Tina Drčar, Boštjan Drinovec, Mitja Ficko, Tomaž Furlan, Jernej Kaluža, Meta Kastelic, Neven Korda, Marko A. Kovačič, Damijan Kracina & Vladimir Leben, Mirč Matek, Rajko Miladić, Rok Mohar, Boštjan Novak, Dejan Pfeifer – Stripi, Miha Perne, Miran Pešič, Belatehnika & Beladona, Terrah, Uroš Weinberger, Mizanthrope – Tomfilm, Nataša Serec.
Curators: Saša Nabergoj and Jadranka Plut
Assistants: Ana Grobler, Sebastijan Krawczyk, Simona Žvanut
Alkatraz Gallery and the World of Art (SCCA-Ljubljana) joined in the creation of an exhibition-research project of the visual scene of the Metelkova City. In October 2011 we began to research the history of the Metelkova City visual scene as well as the current visual production of the Metelkova City. In less than a year, we have visited most of the studios, talked to the artists, and researched the artistic production and its contextual (Metelkova) frame. We are exploring the past, mapping the current situation, creating an archive for the future generations, but most of all, we would like to evaluate the production of Metelkova City within the wider context of the world of art.
For the current 19th anniversary of the Metelkova City we are preparing a mid-stop of the research; establishing a platform presenting the Metelkova City artists, as well as the places (from the more to the less noticeable ones) where the visual production takes place, in an attempt to embrace the entire Metelkova City visual production at all its heterogeneous levels.
We have thought up a Metelkova City puzzle, consisting of all possible formats: from exhibitions at different venues, interventions into public space, talks, performances and open studios, with the desire to give each artist an opportunity for a presentation adequate to her/his practice on the one hand, and a look into the artist’s work space and work process to a visitor on the other hand.
The first event is the opening of the exhibition M’Art at the Alkatraz Gallery on Thursday, 6th September at 8 pm. Until 25th September the exhibitions, conversations, workshops, open studios, interventions, projections, performances will take place at various venues of the Metelkova City.
MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT AND PROGRAM
Production: KUD Mreža / Alkatraz Gallery; SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana / World of Art
Coproduction: Strip Core/Forum Ljubljana (Damijan Kracina & Vladimir Leben, 2πr)
Support: Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for Culture; Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the RS
[Published August 31, 2012]