This is Not a Name: Artis Talk

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This is Not a Name

32nd Graphic Biennial: Birth as Criterion

 

On Thursday, 13th of July, we cordially invite you to take part in the artist talk with Marko Pogačnik.

 

Artists: Viktor Bernik, Dragica Čadež, Karel Destovnik – Kajuh, Jure Detela, Athanasius Kircher, Neznani umetnik iz 1. st. n. št., Marko Pogačnik, Marko Ristić & Koča Popović, Tomaž Šalamun

Curators: Miklavž Komelj, Yasmin Martin Vodopivec, Nevenka Šivavec, Vladimir Vidmar.

 

The exhibition is a coproduction between Škuc Gallery and the International Centre for Graphic Arts, and part of the 32rd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The birth of Birth as Criterion – on the genesis and protocols of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Dragica Čadež

The birth of Birth as Criterion – on the genesis and protocols of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Discussion

Thursday, 6 July, at 18.30, Škuc Gallery

Discussion on the basic ideas, rhizomatic structure, process of work, development of the exhibition, as well as all the dilemmas and decisions taken during the organisation of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts at the exhibition THIS IS NOT A NAME at the ŠKUC Gallery. The exhibition offers a condensed insight into the making of this year’s experimental format of the Biennial and, along with the presented works, attempts to awaken thinking and pondering, doubts and concerns, and to provide a different view of the Biennial’s main exhibition and its emergence in the light of the central endeavour of this year’s Biennial edition: searching for new ways of conceiving exhibitions. The debate will involve Miklavž Komelj, Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, Vladimir Vidmar and Nevenka Šivavec, members of the Biennial collective , and the curators of the exhibition THIS IS NOT A NAME. The discussion will be moderated by Miha Colner.

The exhibition is a coproduction between Škuc Gallery and the International Centre for Graphic Arts, and part of the 32rd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The programme of Škuc Gallery is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Cultural Department of the City of Ljubljana.

This is Not a Name: guided tour

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This is Not a Name

32nd Graphic Biennial: Birth as Criterion

On Saturday, 17th of June, we cordially invite you to take part in the guided tour of the exhibition, headed by Miklavž Komelj.

 

 

Curators: Miklavž Komelj, Yasmin Martin Vodopivec, Nevenka Šivavec, Vladimir Vidmar.

 

The exhibition is a coproduction between Škuc Gallery and the International Centre for Graphic Arts, and part of the 32rd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Open Call

Gašper Capuder, White Square, 2017

Open Call

Urška Aplinc, Maks Bricelj, Maja Burja, Gašper Capuder, Janja Kosi, Blaž Miklavčič, Danilo Milovanović

31.5. – 9.6.2017

You are kindly invited to guided tour of the show on Tuesday, 6th June, at  5 pm.

 

Curators: Tjaša Pogačar & Vladimir Vidmar

 

Acknowledgements: prof. mag. Jože Barši, prof. Alen Ožbolt, izr. prof. mag. Žiga Kariž

The exhibition is a collaboration project of Škuc Gallery and The Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.

 

The programme of Škuc Gallery is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Cultural Department of the City of Ljubljana.

ALTERNATIVE FILM SCENE IN ŠKUCU IN THE EIGHTIES

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ALTERNATIVE FILM SCENE IN ŠKUCU IN THE EIGHTIES

Film production, international film programme (screenings, talks), and the exhibition and distribution of domestic film production (in Yugoslavia and internationally)

You are cordially invited to the introductory presentation and screening of short films produced by ŠKUC, OM and Viba film on Monday, 15 May, at 7 pm in Škuc Gallery.

Barbara Borčić will introduce the functioning of ŠKUC film editorial office, whose multimedia dimension extended beyond the narrow understanding of film as a creative and theoretical practice. Some documents from its archive – for instance, the programme booklets and the regular column “ŠKUC Showcase” (“Škucova vitrine”) in the Ekran journal, will be exhibited. We are also preparing a special exhibition of ŠKUC’s film posters from Davorin Marc’s archive. This will be an important event also because documentation about these important activities has not been collected and it is not preserved, while the majority of films produced by ŠKUC are neither available nor included in the Film Archive. Most importantly, we are going to see some less know, but all the more interesting films.

The event is part of the exhibition The Eighties – Multimedia Practices and Production Sites (Osemdeseta – Večmedijske prakse in produkcijska prizorišča). http://www.mg-lj.si/en/exhibitions/1980/multimedia-practices-and-venues-of-production/

 

Contemporary Artistic Revolutions: An Institutional Perspective

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Contemporary Artistic Revolutions: An Institutional Perspective

AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery / ABU Art Collections and Galleries

Department of Fine Arts and Art History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Exhibition

On display until 15 July 2017

Conference

1 and 2 March 2017

At the beginning of March, at the invitation of the American University of Beirut (AUB), the former and the current artistic directors of Škuc Gallery Vladimir Vidmar and Tevž Logar attended an exhibition and a conference entitled Contemporary Artistic Revolutions: An Institutional Perspective. In Lebanon, Vidmar and Logar presented a study of Janja Žvegelj’s project Squash as a symptomatic interrogation of the transition of art into the paradigm of contemporaneity. In 1998, Žvegelj performed a project called Squash at Škuc Gallery, in which she thematised the newly established institutional relations and relations of production that characterise contemporary art. With Gregor Podnar, Škuc Gallery’s artistic director at the time, Žvegelj played a tournament of squash in the gallery.

Octavian Esanu, the curator at the AUB Gallery, posed a question to the participants of the exhibition/research project: what was and what is contemporary art? Art historians, critics, artists and philosophers provided further questions, answers and responses in their studies. The categories of “contemporary”, “contemporary art” and “contemporaneity” were considered from several perspectives: as categories of art historical periodisation (or resistance to periodisation); as modes of articulation of temporality (or the impossibility of such articulation); as manifestations of political, economic and ideological contradictions of late capitalism (or a desire to repress the political); as symptoms of the many diseases of globalisation and of increasing economic inequality (or an affirmative embrace of the “global village” at whatever cost); as part of the Western narrative of “progress” or as the more recent “transition to democracy” (or as a critique in the context of post-colonial or post-socialist histories).

The Contemporary Artistic Revolutions project develops such discussions in the formats of exhibition, conference and publication and it searches for new ways of addressing the questions of the contemporary by shifting the emphasis towards the phenomena of contemporary art in non-Western contexts.

Artists in the exhibition: Gordana Anđelić-Galić (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Ahmed Badri (Egypt); Amal Bohsali (Lebanon); Alexander Brener (Russia); Delve Institute (Croatia); Arman Grigoryan and The 3rd Floor Movement (Armenia); Abhishek Hazra (India); IRWIN (Slovenia); Želimir Koščević (former Yugoslavia); NSK (Slovenia); Shady El-Noshokaty (Egypt); Eduardo Paolozzi (United Kingdom); Mark Verlan (Moldova); Walid Sadek (Lebanon); Janja Žvegelj (Slovenia)

Participants at the conference and in the publication: Ivana Bago (Duke University; Delve – Institute for Duration, Location and Variables); Lucy Bayley (Middlesex University and the Institute of Contemporary Arts); Barbara Borčić (SCCA-Ljubljana); Natasha Gasparian (American University of Beirut); Sabih Ahmed (Asia Art Archive) and  Nida Ghouse (Mumbai Art Room); Octavian Eșanu (American University of Beirut); Angela Haratyunyan (American University of Beirut); Tevž Logar and Vladimir Vidmar (Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Kristóf Nagy (Artpool Art Research Center – Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest); Dina Aboul Fotouh (Home Workspace Program Ashkal Alwan, Beirut); Peter Osborne (Kingston University London); Amila Puzić (Džemal Bijedić University, Mostar); Miško Šuvaković (Faculty of Media and Communication, Beograd)

Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak: T

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Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak: T

3. 2. – 26. 2. 2017

You are kindly invited to guided tours of the show on Wednesday, February 8th and 15th, at 6pm.

Curators: Zoran Erić and Vladimir Vidmar

 

The exhibition was made in collaboration between Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade and Škuc Gallery

 

 

 

The Second Explosion – the 90’s

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You are cordially invited to attend the opening on Thursday, 15 December, at 8 pm at Škuc Gallery.

You are kindly invited to GUIDED TOUR with Vladimir Vidmar on Thursday, 12th of January and 19 th of January at 6 pm.

The current exhibition at the Škuc Gallery features works by Marko Peljhan, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Maja Licul and Anje Šmajdek. To accompany the exhibition, a comprehensive catalogue has been published featuring texts by Božo Repe, Tadej Pogačar, Nina Popič and Polona Poberžnik, Dejan Habicht, Barbara Sterle Vurnik, Vladimir Vidmar in Tjaša Pogačar Podgornik. The catalogue was designed by Ajdin Bašić.

Curated by Tadej Pogačar

The programme of Škuc Gallery is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Cultural Department of the City of Ljubljana.