Artists: Viktor Bernik, Dragica Čadež, Karel Destovnik – Kajuh, Jure Detela, Athanasius Kircher, Anonymous Artist from the 1st Century AD, Marko Pogačnik, Marko Ristić & Koča Popović, Tomaž Šalamun
How to deal with visual art outside the protocols of contemporary art? What are the new ways of creating an exhibition that goes beyond the thematic framework and the central curatorial figure? How does the unpredictable condense into one whole and sense? The questions raised by this experimental format of the Biennial were also the starting points for the This is Not a Name exhibition. An eclectic set of artworks that cannot be completely embraced by any context, offers another different highlight of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts. This is a condensed insight into its own self-origination, triggered by poetry and deepened by reflection on the possibilities of art. Or if we conclude with the words from this year’s letter that was sent out to the selected artists and with the accompanying invitation to continue with the selection: So how should one think about a biennial, which has been put together with unexpected strength, lightness and complexity in a single stroke?
Curators: Miklavž Komelj, Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, Nevenka Šivavec and Vladimir Vidmar
Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana
16 June – 16 July 2017
Production: International Centre of Graphic Arts
Co-production: Škuc Gallery
Support: Municipality of Ljubljana City, Ministry of Culture of the RS
Acknowledgements: Božidar Jakac Art Museum, International Centre of Graphic Arts, City Museum of Ljubljana, National and University Library, UGM Maribor Art Gallery
Photos: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.