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TRANS.form 5
Group exhibition

January 15 – February 26, 2015
Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Goethepark 1, 9020 Klagenfurt
Opening: Thursday, January 15, at 7 pm

Vesna Bukovec, SCCA-Ljubljana's webmaster is participating in a group exhibition TRANS.form 5 orginzed by Kunstverein Kärnten.

TRANS.form 5

TRANS.form 5 presents the newest edition of a project which has been conducted with acclaim for several years now. The basic concept is the juxtaposition of old and young:

Young artists are invited to set their current work into dialogue with selected works by former members of the Carithian Artists' Association who are no longer alive. This dialoogue is conducted through formal criteria as well as isuues of artistic content.

The young artists' works make reference to specific original works by the deceased artists, not as any kind of hommage, but as an intrinsic part of their current practice. This sparks off an exciting communication between the past and the present, a one-to-one conversation which is conducted purely through the medium of the works themselves.

The works in the exhibition are presented as pairings, spanning a wide arc from the past into the present, from tradition to the avant-garde, from classical technique all the way to conceptual installation.

Vesna Bukovec participates with series of There is no society without spectacle (2011–).

Albert Zahlbruckner / Vesna Bukovec

Fascination with the collective experiences

Of the works by Albert Zahlbruckner, I was attracted by the painting ‘Feiertag in Maria Saal’ (1934). Despite the fact that at first sight there are no obvious parallels between this painting and my work, I thought it would be interesting to confront it with my series of drawings ‘There is no society without spectacle’ (2011–). The open ended series of so far nine conceptual drawings which are based on photographs found on the Internet and depict various mass events (protests in New York and in Slovenia, desperate factory workers, spectators at a tennis tournament, customers waiting for the official release of the new i-phone, the audience at a rock concert, school children at prayer, refugees struggling for their package of food and refugees rescued from a shipwreck). All these scenes have in common a crowd of people at a special pleasant or unpleasant event. As the theorist Jean-Luc Nancy would say: there is no society without spectacle; or more precisely, there is no society without the spectacle of society . … There is no society without the spectacle beacause society is the specatacle of itself. One could say that the painting of the pilgrimage in 1934 is presenting the current spectacular event in the local environment of the artist.

Vesna Bukovec

Vesna BukovecVesna Bukovec (1977) graduated and completed her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. She works independently and in the art group KOLEKTIVA (with Metka Zupanič and Lada Cerar). Her artistic work finds its expression in a variety of media (video, photography, drawing, installation) and approaches (research, appropriation, participation, etc.). She present her work in numerous international exhibitions, she recieved several grants and was twice OHO Award finalist (2009 and 2012). Together with Metka Zupanič she curates exhibitions and screenings of international contemporary video art.

Artists: Johann Fruhmann / Michael Punz, Josef Gabler / Andrea Knezović, Wilhelm Götzl / Veronika Oberlojer, Kiki Kogelnik / Chriss Hall, Heinz Peter Maya / Edith Bergmann, Karl Stark / Andrew Mezwinsky, Ludwig Willroider / Roswitha Schuller & Markus Hanakam, Albert Zahlbruckner / Vesna Bukovec
Curator: Andres Klimbacher
Production: Kunstverein Kärnten
Supported by: Skica

MORE: www.vesna-bukovec.net/eng/archives/1993

[Published January 14, 2015]



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