White Aphroid Award 2017 Winners
White Aphroid Award 2017 Winners
White Aphroid Award 2017
MMC KIBLA, 8. Februar 2018 at 19.00
The White Aphroid Award is presented for the second time this year. An international jury selected among domestic and foreign individuals and collectives who participated in the Shelters of Babylon exhibition and/or at the KIBLIX 2017 festival.
Members of the expert jury Risk Change / White Aphroid Award 2017:
Barnábas Bencsik, independent curator, Budapest, Hungary
Henriette Horny, independent curator, art critic, Vienna, Austria
Sanja Kojić Mladenov, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
Sabina Salamon, curator at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
Miha Colner, art historian, curator, publicist, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The expert commission (jury) selected one winner in the category of outstanding artistic achievement, and one winner in the category of outstanding educational achievement (workshops, lectures, presentations).
The prizes were awarded on the day of the Slovene cultural holiday, on the 8th of February 2018.
1. White Aphroid 2017 in the category of outstanding artistic achievement
In the area of artistic achievement, the jury selected from among 44 domestic and international individuals and collectives participating in the Shelters of Babylon exhibition and/or at the events of the KIBLIX 2017 festival: 10 intermedia installations, 9 performances (AV and sound), and 24 visual works (video, film, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, animation, collage, games).
During the first stage the jury evaluated (awarded points to) a total of 44 art works. The nominees in the category of artistic achievement (several with the same score) were:
Emilija Škarnulytė (LT)
Pyotr Pavlensky (RU), Sigalit Landau (IL)
Marjetica Potrč (SI)
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak (SI)
Sigalit Landau (IL)
The winner was selected from among the top five:
The White Aphroid 2017 goes to Nika Oblak & Primož Novak (SI) for their works, kinetic installations, presented at a retrospective exhibition in Maribor, reflecting 15 years of their common efforts as an art collective.
2. White Aphroid 2017 in the category of outstanding educational achievement
The jury selected among 11 workshops and other educational events performed in 2017.
The nominees in the category of outstanding educational achievement:
Art and technology: Bioorb, Irena Pamič
Community radio with migrants, Simon Macuh
Soda v0.5, Staš Vrenko
LEGO robotics, Jure Pikl
In the category of outstanding educational achievement, the White Aphroid 2017 goes to
Irena Pamič for her workshop Art and technology: Bioorb.
The White Aphroid Award 2017 goes to Nika Oblak & Primož Novak for their solo exhibition entitled And Now For Something Completely Different 8 at KiBela Gallery in Maribor. The jury was convinced by the simplicity, effectiveness, concept, and methodology of their spatial and kinetic installations and the way they connect their practice to media art. In their artistic process they playfully engage in various topics such as the relation between man and machine, and address the topical issues of zeitgeist, from the necessity for constant change to political aspects of technological development. Moreover, in their art works they humanize the relation between man and technology and offer an entertaining approach to how one can deal with the constantly changing features of technological improvement.
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In the category of educational achievement, the White Aphroid 2017 goes to Irena Pamič for her workshop Art and technology: Bioorb. In the design and creation of a self-sustaining greenhouse, technology meets contemporary intermedia arts. Participants design and create a greenhouse using DIY approaches and learning about intermedia arts.
The workshop was conducted as part of the KIBLIX 2017 festival in November 2017, with earlier editions in August held as part of the MentorKIT workshop in Rimske Toplice. The workshop mentor Irena Pamič developed the concept for the bioorb and upgraded the self-sustaining greenhouse by means of arduino-based technology
MMC KIBLA, Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Maribor
The event is part of the four-year project Risk Change (2016–2020),co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.
We are also supported by the Municipality of Maribor and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
[Translate to English:] Foto: Kristijan Robič, Kibla arhiv
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