Taktilni dialog / Tactile Dialog, The Špital chapel, Celje, Slovenia

Taktilni dialog / Tactile Dialog
Eileen MacDonagh and Bojana Križanec
Špitalska kapela, Celje / The Špital chapel, Celje

You are hereby kindly invited to attend the opening of an exhibition of sculptures by artists Bojana Križanec and Eileen MacDonagh, entitled Tactile Dialog. The opening ceremony will take place on Friday, 8 June 2018, at 7 p. m., at the Špital chapel in Celje (Slomškov trg 5).

The two artists' dialog "in stone" can be interpreted through several dimensions: the first one is subtle and emotional, the second is experiential, creative, crafty, the third is material, basic, elementary, the fourth is symbolic, explorational, metaphysical. In the same way that geometric rules govern the universe, the purity and versatility of shapes allude to reality in its multiplicities, which connect world cultures and constitute civilization in a concord of differences, physical and spiritual, material and philosophical, discerned and perceived. The relations between materials and forms open up a space of dialog, to which the artists introduce their own poetics and pose questions (both individually and jointly), the answers to which lie both in the uniqueness of their art works, as well as in the different ways of interpretation that arise from a great work of art. 

Eileen MacDonagh was born in 1956 in Geevagh, Ireland, and has worked as a sculptor since the 1980's. She received a Diploma in Sculpture at the School of Art, Regional Technical College, Sligo, Ireland and an Art Teachers Certificate from the Limerick School of Art & Design. In 2004 she was elected to Aosdána, the Irish organization that recognizes artists that have contributed a unique body of work. Her works have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Ireland and abroad, they form part of many collections and appear in public spaces across Ireland and in other countries.

Bojana Križanec was born in 1973 in Celje, Slovenia, and graduated in sculpting from the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts in Ljubljana (now Academy of Arts Nova Gorica). Her works – sculptures, installations and performances – have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions on locations across Slovenia and Europe, all the way to China, winning her numerous awards and recognitions.

The exhibition will be showing until 22 June 2018.

Špitalska kapela / The Špital chapel, Slomškov trg 5, Celje
Open from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays) between 4 p. m. and 8 p. m.
Admission free.

< BOJANA KRIŽANEC, DIALOG, limestone, 40 x 32 x 17 cm
< EILEEN MACDONAGH, FROM SACRED GEOMETRY, limestone, 17 x 17 x 17 cm



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