Artists: Maja Burja, Anja Jelovšek, Milan Ketiš, Dalea Kovačec, Tomo Stanič and Sebastjan Zupančič
The third exhibition of work by students at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO) features a novelty, as a guest curator was invited to curate the show. This proposal concluded a series of meetings, presentations, discussions and exchanges of opinion, and all other efforts were complemented by a wish to widen the horizon by including a different perspective.
The title Rear Window is not only a reference to the Hitchcock film, but also to the experience of observing and watching, being observed and watched, and how we scan, see, define, look at, gaze, focus on, contemplate and admire, all of which are actions typical of artistic and curatorial practice. It also concerns the image of the window as an artistic element defining the unclear or obscure limit between interior and exterior.
Through repetitive acts and the arrangement of images the works remind us of the sensation of constant movement felt when accepting the exterior as part of the interior. Despite preserving former parameters, the repetitive process of transfer inevitably leads us to assume the immanence of the unfamiliar within the intimate and compels us to accept this as an essential part of our identity.
Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
11 May – 20 May 2016< Support: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana Photos: Dejan Habicht. ŠKUC Archive.