Metka Krašovec and artists – a group exhibition
Opening on Friday, 20 April 2018, at 7 p. m.
KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva 40, Maribor
Art is life.
Being here, being now. Ontologically being-there.
Presence cannot be avoided.
PRISOTNOSTI / PRESENCES
Metka Krašovec and artists – former students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana
20 April – 30 June 2018
The opening ceremony to the exhibition Presences: Metka Krašovec and artists – former students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, will take place on Friday, 20 April 2018, at 7 p. m. in KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva St. 40, Maribor.
Academy-trained painter Metka Krašovec, one of the most prolific and highly esteemed Slovene artists, received the 2017 Prešeren Award for lifetime achievement, for her outstanding and recognizable painting opus. In 1977 she was elected Assistant Professor for Painting and Drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. As Associate Professor and later Full Professor at the same Academy, she continued to inspire generations of students until her retirement in 2008. More than guiding her students as a devoted lecturer and mentor, she used the medium of painting to explore the mystery of life's truths and values and pass it on to the younger generation.
It is the livingness of art that guarantees an artist's actual life. Metka Krašovec has lived by this maxim her entire life. Her painterly presence, her typical and recognizable color palette, and the sheer volume and diversity of her oeuvre, continue to serve as a compelling source of inspiration to future painters. The present exhibition is a unique opportunity to observe an artistic "confrontation" between this dedicated professor and her former students, now acclaimed artists.
The exhibition features works by Metka Krašovec and artists (in alphabetical order): Karmen Bajec, Viktor Bernik, Saša Bezjak, Gigo de Brea, Andrej Brumen Čop, Mitja Ficko, Dušan Fišer, Marija Flegar, Milan Golob, Marko Jakše, Anja Jerčič Jakob, Barbara Jurkovšek, Jurij Kalan, Maja Kastelic, Aleksij Kobal, Robert Lozar, Izar Lunaček, Mojca Oblak, Boštjan Mesarec, Rok Predin, Arjan Pregl, Irena Romih, Zvonka Simčič, Matic Sonnenwald, Natalija Šeruga Golob, Katarina Toman Kracina, Petra Varl, Sebastijan Vojvoda, Marij Vrenko, Mojca Zlokarnik, and Živa Žitnik.
Curators: Arne Brejc (Equrna Gallery) and Nina Jeza (ACE KIBLA).
The exhibiton will be showing until 30 June 2018.
Opening: Friday, 20 April 2018, at 7 p. m.
Venue: KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva St. 40, Maribor, Slovenia
Join us for a discussion with artists – former students of Metka Krašovec – and current-generation students, organized in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, on Friday, 1 June 2018, at 6 p. m.
Metka Krašovec, standing next to a work by Ana Kravanja, during a tour of a mid-year student exhibition at the ALUO, with Alen Ožbolt and Franc Novinc in the background, 2007, Photo by: Miha Benedičič
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Exhibitions KIBLA PORTAL
17. 3.–3. 6. 2017 Žarko Bašeski, Activating Receptors
29. 6.–12. 10. 2017 Patricia Piccinini, Consciousness
13. 10. 2017 Navid Navab – KIBLIX pre event
9. 11. 2017–16. 11. 2017 Festival KIBLIX
9. 11. 2017 Shelters of Babylon
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13. 1. 2017 Marko Jakše
17. 2. 2017 Bojan Šumonja
8. 3. 2017 Staš Kleindienst
31. 3. 2017 Joni Zakonjšek
5. 5. 2017 Gregor Pratneker
9. 6. 2017 Duša Jesih
18. 8. 2017 Sandi Červek
15. 9. 2017 Stojan Grauf
11. 10. 2017 Ilija Bašičević Bosilj
6. 11. 2017 Agnes Momirski
9. 11. 2017 Shelters of Babylon
23. 11. 2017 Nahum
15. 12. 2017 Nika Oblak & Primož Novak
KiBela / MMC KIBLA, Ulica Kneza koclja 9, Maribor, Slovenia | Monday–Friday: 9:00–22:00 / Saturday: 16:00–22:00
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14. 2. 2017 Vladimir Leben and Huiqin Wang
10. 3. 2017 Bojana Križanec
14. 4. 2017 Viktor Šest
16. 5. 2017 Milan Ketiš
13. 6. 2017 Boštjan Plesničar
29. 8. 2017 Mojca Krajnc
19. 9. 2017 Branimir Ritonja
6. 10. 2017 Beno Artnak
9. 11. 2017 Tammam Azzam - Shelters of Babylon
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