Artists: Jaka Babnik, Ana Čavić, Tomaž Gorjup, Milan Ketiš, Zmago Lenárdič and Jasna Hribernik, Polonca Lovšin, Marko Pogačnik, Kristina Rutar, Andrej Savski, Urh Sobočan, Irena Tomažin, Iva Tratnik, Urša Vidic
The group exhibition Natural Faith presents artworks and spatial installations whose common attribute is that they connect nature and man into a dynamic balance. The works on display express an intimate, spiritual, mystical and critical relationship between man and nature, which is nevertheless antagonistic despite its supposed mutuality. The mythologisation of personal beliefs, whose presence can be felt directly or indirectly in the works, is often marked by a trust in the power of nature and an idealised longing to return to it.
The message of the exhibition goes beyond the current imperative of nature conservation by acknowledging nature as the essence of personal activism and symbolically appealing to humanity’s global responsibility to preserve nature as a living being and a place of creative coexistence.
Curators: Yasmín Martín Vodopivec and Dušan Dovč
MGLC Švicarija, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
21 December 2022 – 26 February 2023
Production: International Centre of Graphic Arts
Support: Municipality of Ljubljana City, Ministry of Culture of the RS
Photos: Jaka Babnik and Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.