For the twelfth year now, Studio 6 has been exploring various models of cooperation between artists, curators, critics and theorists. What ties us together is the space and context of the SCCA Project Room where we develop art projects and encourage their reflection while occasionally testing collaborations in new environments as well.
At the beginning of the year, we have prepared the exhibition Words as Colours, Colours as Words. Art Walk Through Poetry in Vodnikova domačija Gallery. The exhibition, conceived for the Ptuj’s festival Days of Poetry and Wine 2015, was a cross-section between the literary and artistic creation and has presented artists that explore the relationship between the visual and the verbal artistic expression. The exhibition was presented in a modified form in Vodnikova Domačija Gallery because of the gallery program guidelines, which aims to connect visual art and literature. The exhibition was adapted to the requirements of the new exhibition space and was accompanied by guided tours, workshop and lecture Poetry in the gallery by Dušan Dovč.
Within Studio 6 we want to open a space also for the curators of the younger generation. In a series of collaborations with invited curators we will offer them the Project Room SCCA space, financial resources and assistance in the preparation and execution of the exhibition project. Curator himself/herself will determine the content of cooperation – the invitation is open, it is possible to test formats of presentation, exhibition, as well as other experimental projects in the field of contemporary visual art.
First invited curator Domen Ograjenšek will develop his curatorial dialogue with the artist Tjaša Pogačar Podgornik. The project, entitled How Much Ignorance Does the Art Still Retain?, will try to analyse the educational practices that place themselves in the intersection between artistic, pedagogical and curatorial domain and critically reconsider their stakes, potentials and impacts. In last ten years it is possible to observe the tendency in institutional programs towards more and more emphasised educational side also in local milieu, which brings about the growth of self-organised and usually unofficial educational activities integrated in exhibition and pedagogical programs of contemporary arts institutions.
Words as Colours, Colours as Words*
Art Walk Through Poetry
21 January–14 February 2016
Vodnikova domačija Gallery, Vodnikova cesta 65, Ljubljana
Artists: Maja Burja, Avgust Černigoj, Primož Čučnik & Gregor Podlogar & Žiga Kariž, Matjaž Hanžek, Andrej Hočevar & Jaka Železnikar, Alenka Pirman, Srečko Kosovel, Anton Podbevšek, Zoran Srdić Janežič, Valérie Wolf Gang
Curators: Dušan Dovč, Mihael Kelemina, Simona Žvanut
Exhibition designer: Vesna Bukovec
Advisor: Saša Nabergoj
*From the poem ‘’The Principle’’, Ode on Manhattan Avenue, Čučnik, Podlogar, Kariž, 2003
How Much Ignorance Does the Art Still Retain?
The status of alternative production of knowledge and its conditions in local contemporary visual arts
Thursday, 5 May 2016, at 6pm
Project Room SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
Curator: Domen Ograjenšek
Artists: Tjaša Pogačar Podgornik